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
  • 2 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.

Renewals

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?

11 days:
The library contacts card holder by email, phone, or mail.

33 days:
The library contacts card holder by email, phone, or mail.

45 days:
Item(s) set to Lost and library account is billed for the price of the item(s) + $5.00 processing per item. The library mails a notice of bill.

60 days and beyond:
Library account is now delinquent and is turned over to debt collect. 

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.