Lake Whitney Public Library

Library Policies

The following policies govern how we use our library.

General Policies

Library Cards

In order to request a library card, all adults must have their Drivers License, proof of current address, and a local phone number.  Any child under 18 must have a legal guardian signature on card.  A child must be 6 years old to have their own library card.  

Each person must fill out a library card application.  Library cards are issued as a FAMILY CARD; fines must be paid before other family members can checkout library materials. 

Checkout Limitations

All patrons may checkout up to five (5) items total.  These items can be made up of any combination of books, audio books, and DVDs.  DVDs checkouts are limited to two (2) and can only be checked out on an adult card.
Become a Friend of the Library for $10.00 and check out as many as 10 books at a time!

Privacy Policy

All information attained in applying for a library card (s) is deemed confidential and is not shared with any other department or entities. 

Overdue Fees and Damages

Patrons are responsible for any and all library materials checked out on their card and will be held accountable for any fines that accrue.  Patrons will be held responsible for any replacement costs in case of lost or damaged materials.  All library materials are owned by the city.  Any replacement costs paid for by the patron does not mean that the patron is buying those items.  Damaged items will be disposed of.  

Computers Use

Patrons must 18 years old and must sign in to use computer. Computer use is limited to 1 hour per person per day.  Copies are $.30 per page; $1.00 per color page. Computers shut down 10 minutes before closing.  See Internet Use Policy below.


The Lake Whitney Public Library accepts donations of recent books, recorded books, CDs, and DVDs. Donations should be clean and in good condition. We do not accept donations of abridged works (readers digest, etc.), textbooks, or encyclopedias.  All donations are accepted without condition, and immediately become the property of the library. They cannot be returned. Some donations will be added to the collection. The rest will be sold. Donations added to the collection may be subsequently withdrawn when they are worn or when their content is no longer current. Please do not bring more items than you can carry into the library.  If you need a receipt for tax purposes, the library will provide one. We cannot assign a dollar value to your donations.

Use of Bulletin Board  

The bulletin board is for the use by the library.  All additional materials must be approved by the library director.


Library telephones are for conducting the ongoing business of the library and are not for public use.  

Cell Phones

Cell phones must be set to vibrate while inside the library.  If you need to place or receive a call, please show courtesy to fellow patrons by stepping outside.


Pets are not permitted inside the library at any time.  Service dogs are allowed.

Unattended Children Policy

Click here to download the Unattended Child Policy

Internet Use Policy

Click here to download the Internet Use Policy