Using Your Library Card

What is my Library PIN?

Your library PIN is always the last 4 digits of the phone number you have on file. Your Library PIN is used to log in to the catalog, the library's app, Hoopla and Libby, and Pharos MobilePrint.

Circulation and Check-out

Each library cardholder may have up to 15 items checked out at a time.

The following items have additional limits:

  • 5 DVDs per card
  • 1 Launchpad Tablet per adult card
  • 1 Media Kit (board game, hotspot, DVD player, or STEAM kit) per card
  • 3 Day Use Items (headphones, bike lock, charging cables, train sets) per card
  • 1 Locker per card

Loan Periods

Circulating items may be checked out for 3 weeks.
Reference materials including reference books, newspapers, magazines, and microfilm do not circulate.


All Wichita Falls Public Library materials may be renewed up to three times. Eligible items will renew automatically for an additional 7 days on their due date .  An item is ineligible for renewal if it has been requested by another patron, has already been renewed three times, or is overdue.

Overdue Fines and Fees

The library charges 15¢ per item, per day, for all overdue materials. The maximum fine is equal to the price of the item. (additional fees can be incurred if items are not returned or are returned damaged - see below for more information) There is a 5-day grace period after the borrowing period before fines begin to accrue. 

Library privileges, including physical checkouts, digital services, and computer use, are temporarily suspended if fines exceed $4.99 or when any amount is a year or more past due. Privileges are restored once an account is brought current.

What happens if your items are overdue?

1 day overdue
We will send a courtesy reminder that you have a 5-day grace period before late fines start accruing. Notifications will go out via email, phone, text, or mail, depending on the notification preferences you set up. *

6 days overdue
You will be sent a courtesy reminder and late fines will begin accruing.

14 days overdue
You will be sent a final courtesy notification before being charged for replacement costs and lost processing fees. 

21 days overdue
Items are set to lost and you will be charged the full replacement cost of the item and a $5 lost processing fee per item. ** 

28 days overdue
Account Delinquency Process will begin. Your account and any linked accounts will be deactivated until all items are returned and/or all fines/fees are paid in full.

*Per the Card Holder Agreement, you are responsible for informing the Wichita Falls Public Library of any changes to your name, phone number, address, and email address.

** Failure to receive the notifications or to read the notifications does not exempt you from liability for lost/damage fees or late fines.

Lost and Damaged Items:

The fee for lost items (or items damaged beyond repair) is the price of the item plus a $5 processing fee. The library does not accept replacement copies.

Damage to library items includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Removal of library stickers/covers
  • Drawing and writing inside or on the item
  • Liquid damage and staining
  • Removal or tearing of pages
  • Persistent odors
  • Scratching or cracking discs

If you notice an item you have checked out is damaged, please notify the library as soon as possible.

Library card holders are responsible for missing cases, barcodes, and bags at the following prices:

  • Cases:
    • DVDs, CDs - $3.00
    • Playaway - $3.99
    • Playaway View - $5.99
    • Audiobook (1-6 discs) $6.00
    • Audiobook (7-16 discs) $8.00
  • Barcodes, Labels, CDs or DVD cover/sleeves or contents list, RFID tags: $1 each (missing or marked on)
  • Launchpad Tablet sleeves $2.99
  • Missing/Damaged bags, luggage tags (STEAM kits, Blood Pressure Kits, Board Game kits) - $2.00
  • Chargers (Launchpad Tablets, Playaway Views, Blood Pressure Kits, Hotspots): $14.99
  • Fees for damaged materials that can be repaired and/or still circulated (i.e. torn pages, crayon marks) are determined on an individual basis. At the discretion of the library, a repair or rebinding cost may be charged for damaged items that can be repaired.