To see the answer to
one of the
FAQs, simply click the question. "LPL" stands for Lowe Public
Library. These questions have been adapted from the Carnegie
Library of Pittsburgh's FAQs, but the answers pertain to the Lowe
How can I get a library card?
obtain a library card, fill out a library
card form available from the librarian. Please bring two forms of
ID proving your current address. One form MUST be a Driver's
License or State Issued Photo ID. Other acceptable forms that may
be used as proof of address are a checkbook with current address, a
bill, or utility deposit receipt.
I had a library card
several years ago. Is it still
the library is now on an automated
system, we ask that all patrons fill out a form for a new library
card. The new LPL card is usable at all Northern Library
Network libraries. Again, we are now on the new electronic
sure you have your new card to check out books.
May I register online?
only way to register for a library card is in
person. Patrons already possessing a West Virginia Northern
card are not required to re-register at LPL.
4. If I do not
Harrison County, can I still get a
no county restriction. All patrons regardless
of their residence in West Virginia may apply for a card at Lowe Public
Library free of charge or use their WV Northern Library Network card at
5. My library does
participate in the West Virginia Northern
Library Network. Can I still get a card?
may sign up for a card at LPL. The LPL
card is usable at all Northern Library
6. I am attending
(or near) Harrison County.
Does LPL have reciprocity with college libraries?
a college student would have to sign up for a Northern Library
Network card in order to check books out from LPL.
I am in town for a short time
but reside in another
state. Can I get a card to use while I am visiting?
time, temporary cards are not available for non-residents.
8. I want to
library card for my children. Is
there an age requirement? What kind of identification is needed?
may have his/her own card at age 6. A parent
must have their driver's license and proof of current address in order
for the child to
have a library card.
9. My teen
needs a card. Do I need to be present?
parent must be present if the
is requesting a card
is under the age 14. Teens aged 14-17 may obtain a card without a
parent if they have proper ID. A parent must also be present if
child (under 18) wishes to sign up for computer privileges.
10. How many items
may I borrow?
patrons may check out a maximum of five items on
their first check-out, and all good standing patrons may check out any
number of materials thereafter.
11. How long may I keep
books (except reference materials) may be checked out for
a two-week period. Videos and DVDs may be checked out for a seven
12. If I forget to
library card, may I still check out
for security purposes, a card is required to check out books. A
three dollar fee will be assessed for replacement cards.
13. Can I access
account through the Internet?
Northern Library Network libraries, you may access it from our web page
by clicking "Online Card Catalog". Underneath "My Library", click
"My Account". Enter your name, barcode number, and select a
PIN. Please remember your PIN; the librarians do not have access
14. How can I
renew materials in person, or you may also call the
library at (304) 592-1700 during regular business hours to renew
over the phone. Please have the due date and title ready.
15. How can I sign
up to use
in good standing (i. e. have no overdue materials)
may sign up to use the computer. First time computer users are
register for use and agree to the usage policies. Children under
the age of 18 must have their parent/guardian present to
register. For more information on the library's Internet policy,
16. Where may I
borrowed from LPL?
may return materials in the book return outside the
library, or if the library is open, you may bring them to the
circulation desk to be checked back in and reshelved.
17. I have a very
item. How high will my overdue
are encouraged to return overdue items regardless how
overdue they are, and they are usually surprised that the fines are not
as high as they expected. Keep in mind that fines do not accrue
on days which the library is closed.
18. Do I have to
pay all my
late fees at once?
with outstanding overdue fines and materials may not
check out any more books or use the Internet computers. Once all
the materials are returned and fines paid, the privileges will be
19. My child has
very overdue items. How much will
I be charged?
materials are subject to the same fines as the
general fiction and non-fiction materials, but in order to check out
other books, overdue items must be returned and the fines paid.
20. When is your
fine amnesty or "Fine-Free" day is planned, it will be announced
web site as well as in the library.
21. How can I
LPL buy a book that they do not have?
short term, you may request materials through an
interlibrary loan provided one of the affiliate libraries has the
requested book. The librarians always welcome suggestions for
books the library does not have in the collection. You may also
click "Online Card Catalog", then underneath "My Library" click
"Suggest a purchase". Provide the information as prompted.
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