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Library Basics

Obtaining a Library Card

 All residents or property owners in Stevens County are able to receive a library card free of charge. Only one library card is needed to access all eight of the libraries or any Stevens County Library District facility (Locations & Hours).

  • Fill out our online library card registration form. This will be a temporary, 7 day library card to access our online resources and Overdrive collection. You will need to visit a library location to receive a library card with a permanent number to continue using the online services and/or library locations. Please bring your photo identification and proof of address.


  • Fill out an application at your local Stevens County Library facility. You may print and fill out an Application before coming to your library or sign up at the desk. Bring your photo identification to show with your name and current physical address.
    • If you’re under 17, we need parent or guardian’s signature and permission to use computers with internet access.

Checking out Materials

  • Books and other materials have varying circulation periods, from one week to four weeks. 
  • Most items may be renewed by calling, coming into the library, or by going online.

Requesting Materials

  • Do it yourself from the library’s computers, from any computer that accesses the Internet, or ask a library staff person. Sign up for a PIN number at your library.
  • When an item you requested is available, you will be notified by email or phone.
  • Because there is more than one library location, please note where the item is being held for you and then pick up the item WITHIN 7 DAYS.
  • Books borrowed from libraries outside of the system (Interlibrary Loans) may not be renewed, therefore we ask that you limit those requests.

Overdue Materials

  • As of January 1, 2011, the library will only send email notices for overdue items.
  • As of January 1, 2011, the library does not charge fines for overdue items, but will charge the cost of items that are lost, damaged or not returned.
  • All of the library locations have book returns where materials may be left when the library is closed, even if the item is overdue.
  • Suspension of borrowing privileges: Borrowing privileges of patrons owing $6.00 or more are suspended until payment is made or if you have more than 5 items overdue.  Accounts 60 days overdue and totaling $25.00 or more may be referred to a collection agency

Non-Resident Fees

Non-residents are able to receive a card with payment of an annual free. Please see our Eligibilty For Use policy or your local library for more details. The non-resident fee covers all members of a household living at the same address. Non-resident fees may be paid annually, semi-annually, or quarterly.

Non-Resident Fees:

3 Months = $22.50

6 Months = $45.00

1 Year = $90.00