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Community Patrons

Computer Use

Beginning in April 2016, guest access to Library computers requires that a community member present photo identification which will remain on file in the Library and agree to the Cape Fear Community College code of conduct . Printing from library computers is the same rate for community patrons: .05 cents per side for black & white printing, .35 cents per side for color printing.

Collection Use

A person 18 years or older and living in New Hanover or Pender counties may apply for a Community Patron Library Card. Area high school students under the age of 17 are also eligible for a Community Patron Library Card when sponsored by a parent or guardian. Terms of this sponsorship are described in the Parental Authorization for High School Students form .

A photo ID and two pieces of documentation showing proof of residency are required. Any two of the following will qualify as long as they have matching addresses: a driver’s license, utility bill, or tax bill. The photo ID may serve as one proof of residency if it indicates a New Hanover County or Pender County address. If it does not, it may serve only as the photo ID, and two additional pieces of documentation must be used to show proof of residency.

Community Patrons must apply in person for a Library Card and may check out a total of 5 items at a time. Only one DVD may be checked out at a time.

Community Patron Circulation Information

Collection Loan Period Fine
General Circulating Books 3 weeks 10¢ a day, max. $10.00
Children’s Literature 7 days 10¢ a day, max. $10.00
Young Adult 3 weeks 10¢ per day, max. $10.00
Audiobooks 3 weeks 10¢ per day, max. $10.00
Videocassettes (VHS) 3 weeks 10¢ per day, max. $10.00
Music CDs 7 days 10¢ per day, max. $10.00
DVDs 7 days $1.00 a day, max. $10.00

Community Patrons are not permitted to checkout the following items:

  1. AV Equipment
  2. Reserves
  3. Interlibrary Loan Service is not available to Community Patrons.

Community patrons are welcome to use the library photocopiers and scanners. Photocopies are .05 cents per side for black & white and .35 cents per side for color. Scanning in the library is FREE and requires a USB/Flash drive. Flash drives can be borrowed at the library circulation desk.

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