Library Policies

Renewals

  • Books and magazines may be renewed three times, after which they must be returned.
  • DVDs, videos and audio books may be renewed once, after which they must be returned.
  • Exceptions to this are items for which there are waiting lists.
  • Generally, interlibrary loan items cannot be renewed.

Your Library Card

  • Your first library card is free.
  • Library cards should be treated as credit cards. They should be carried with you at all times and reported missing at once if lost or stolen.
  • Replacement cards are available for $1.00.

Information required to obtain/continue use of a library card includes, but is not limited to, the last four digits of your Social Security Number, birth date, and driver’s license number (when applicable).

Adult Cards: Residents over the age of 18 will be issued library cards after showing identification with a permanent Iberia Parish address and completely filling out an application form. A driver’s license, or picture ID and proof of current address (a checkbook or utility bill will be accepted for proof of address). There is a limit of 30 items which may be checked out on this card.

Young Adult Cards: Students ages 13-17 may obtain a library card with the signature of a parent. There is a limit of 20 items which may be checked out on this card.

Children’s Cards: Children ages 6-12 must have the signature of a parent to get a card. The parent is required to furnish the same form of identification needed for an adult card and is responsible for all materials checked out by the child. There is a limit of 10 items which may be checked out on this card.

Temporary Cards: These cards are issued to persons not yet having a permanent Iberia Parish address. A twenty dollar deposit is required. Patrons using temporary cards may check out a limit of 4 books. When a permanent local address is established, a regular borrower’s card will be issued and THE DEPOSIT WILL BE REFUNDED and restrictions on borrowing will be removed.

Fines and Fees

Late fees are added to your account when you fail to return your loan on time.

  • Book fines are $0.05 a day with a maximum, of $2.00 per book.
  • DVD, music CDs, and games incur fines at a rate of $1.00 a day after a seven-day loan with a maximum of $5.00 fine per item.
  • Audio books are $1.00 a day after a twenty-one day loan with a maximum of $5.00 fine per item.
  • Persons who have more than $2.00 worth of unpaid fines lose all library privileges until the fine is paid.

Three overdue notices are mailed to the address on record before the item is declared lost. When an item is more than three months overdue, the account is turned over to a collection agency which also handles accounts with excessive fines. At this time, a $10.00 collection agency fee is charged. This must be paid along with fines even if the books are returned, no exceptions. If the books are not returned, the full price of the items plus the collection agency fee is charged to the patron. It is always cheaper to return the items borrowed!

Interlibrary Loans

The library will be glad to try and borrow any item we may not own from another library. There is no charge for this service. However, at times the lending library will assess a fee, especially for copy services, and this is passed on to the borrower. Requests may be placed at any of the service desks in the library, by phone, or by e-mail. Generally, interlibrary loan items cannot be renewed. If interlibrary loan materials are not returned, the replacement fee, set by the lending library, is charged.

Internet Access

All branches of the Iberia Parish Library have full Internet access as well as many computer applications which are offered free of charge to our patrons. Sign-in at the front desk is required for usage, and a valid library card must be presented when signing up.

Wireless Internet access is also available free of charge at all branches.

Using the Internet terminals to access pornography is strictly forbidden and will result in the offender being denied the use of the computers permanently. Visiting chat rooms is not recommended, and patrons do so at their own risk.

Paper copies from the computer printer are $0.20 per page and may be picked up at the circulation desk.

Copy and Laminating Services

Black & White Copies
8.5″ x 11″ $0.20  (2-sided copies are $0.40)
8.5″ x 14″ $0.20  (2-sided copies are $0.40)
11″ x 17″ $0.40  (2-sided copies are $0.80)
Color Copies
8.5″ x 11″ $1.50
8.5″ x 14″ $1.50
11″ x 14″ $3.00

Sorry, bulk rates are not available. Additionally, if patrons wish to use their personal paper, the prices remain the same.

Lamination
Card $0.50
8.5″ x 11″ $0.75
8.5″ x 14″ $1.00
Posters $5.00