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To check out materials from the Library you must become a library patron. Visit the library and take a few minutes to provide some basic information for the library's computer system. Instead of library cards, patrons are issued library numbers. Your record can be pulled by your name or patron number.

Non-church members may become patrons with the required contact information.

All Library materials are checked out for two weeks at a time, and due dates fall on Sunday or Wednesday, when the library is open. Materials may be rechecked by bringing the item back in, calling us at 822-1670, ext. 576, or emailing your renewal request to the Librarian.

If you know you will need an extended check out time (for example, travel or study needs), simply let the circulation assistant know during checkout.

Any item can be checked out unless it is currently on the Reserve List for another patron.

Patrons may also reserve materials they are looking for. Simply ask the circulation assistant to place the item on reserve, and you will be contacted when it becomes available. Reserved items are held for two weeks at the circulation desk.

We appreciate our patrons' care of Library materials, and their return in a timely manner. We do not charge fines for overdue items, but do appreciate overdue donations. All donations go to purchase new materials for the library.

Items may be returned anytime the church is open. If the library is closed, there is a return drawer just left of the library door. There is also a freestanding return box on the second floor of the Worship Center, across from the back entrance doors.

Please…never leave library materials on the floor outside the library door when we are closed.