Yes. Patrons must present their library card to use all services.
Yes, West Florida Public Library cards may be used at any West Florida Public Libraries location.
Free replacement cards once a year. After first replacement card, cards are issued at a cost of $1 with proper ID. Patrons are responsible for any items checked out on their card prior to the card being reported as lost or stolen.
No. Library cards are not transferable and are not to be used by others. This policy ensures patrons’ confidentiality and expedites service. The only exceptions are the following:
Children (0-12) and youth (13-17) may apply for a library card when their parent or legal guardian (with proper ID) accompanies them to the library.
Non-resident cards are available for those who live outside Escambia County and do not qualify for a free card. Non-resident cards are available for an annual fee of $50.
Resident and short-term library cards are free. Non-resident cards are available for an annual fee of $50.
As a courtesy to our patrons, the library can issue a one-day patron cards for those who have forgotten their card when visiting the library. This card allows patrons to check out materials and use the public computers.
Computer guest passes are issued to visitors who are interested in public computer use only. The cost for this pass is $1 and is good for one day.
All library materials may be renewed a maximum of two times, as long as no other requests have been placed on the item.
Items may be renewed by phone, over the web or in person as long as the item is eligible to be renewed.
Once you are in the WFPL online catalogue, look for the “Log In” button on the top right side of the page. Click the “Log In” button, enter your 13-digit library card number and your pin (usually the last four digits of the phone number on your library card registration).
All items are free to check out, but late fees will be incurred for overdue items.
Overdue books, magazines, books on CD, music CDs, 7-Day books and DVDs are charged 20 cents per day, up to a maximum of $7 per item.
A cardholder may request any circulating library item by visiting any library location or by visiting the library’s website. However, the library does not guarantee the availability of requested items.
Yes. Patrons will be notified when their requested items are ready for pickup.
Requested items will be held for five days.
The maximum number of holds requested on a library card is 15.
Cardholders are responsible for paying the replacement cost of items not returned, including a $5 nonrefundable processing fee.
A cardholder who pays for and then returns a lost item may request a refund within 30 days of the payment date. Patrons must present their payment receipt in order to receive a refund. The $5 processing fee is not refundable.
Library items damaged while in a cardholder’s possession will be billed to the cardholder as follows:
Tears and/or marks on pages (crayon, ink, etc.)
Hanging plastic bag
Damage beyond repair (wet print items, warped or severely scratched CDs & DVDs, items with pages torn out, etc.)
Replacement cost + $5 nonrefundable processing fee
If you have any additional questions about getting a card and borrowing items, please call the Circulation Department at 850-436-5060.