Wells Branch Community Library

Borrowing Materials

Getting a card, renewing materials, placing holds, etc.
Who can get a card

Any adult with proof of identity (government issued photo ID) and address (lease, utility bill, bank statement) can apply for a FREE library card.  Children over the age of 5 can apply for a card with their legal guardian; the guardian must provide proof of identity and address.  The only residency requirement that we have is that you live in Texas.

How to Get Your Card
Apply in person at the circulation desk.

Borrowing Limits

You must have your own card physically with you to check out materials.  On the day you apply for your card, you may only check out five items, and may not check out videos or DVDs.  On subsequent visits, you may check out up to 30 items total, and up to 5 of those items can be movies. 

Checking the Catalog/ Placing Holds/ Renewing items
You can log into the library's catalog and your account from any computer.  When you are logged into your account, you may place items on hold or reserve.  Our staff will pull the item for you when it is available and the system will contact you that it is ready to be picked-up.  You can also renew eligible items online.

Returning Items
All items must be returned BEFORE CLOSING on the due date.  Everything except movies checks out for two weeks and can be renewed one time if nobody is waiting for it.  Movies check out for 7 days only and are non-renewable. 

Library Fines

The Library does assess daily fines of 25 cents for print materials, 50 cents for audio materials, and $1 for movies. Fines of $5 or more will prevent you and your household from checking out materials and using the computers. Patrons are responsible for the condition and timely return of all library materials.