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Borrowing Library Materials
Apply for a Library Card
Beardstown Library Cards are free to all Beardstown residents.  There is a fee for people who live outside of Beardstown city limits. It is $25.00 for 6 months or $50.00 for one year. Please bring the following to the library to get your card:
  • To obtain a library card, come to the library and fill out an application for a card. In a few days you will receive a post card in the mail at your residence. Bring your post card in and we will issue your library card.

You must be age 16 or older to get a library card. For patrons under 16, a parent or guardian must sign the application for the child.

Guidelines for Borrowing Materials

  • Books, audiobooks, and CDs are available for a 14 day checkout period. 
  • DVDs are available for a 7 day checkout period. 

Fees & Renewing Materials

Fines for overdue books, audiobooks and CDs are .25 cents a day. Fines for overdue DVDs are 1.00 per day.


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