Borrower Services


HOW TO APPLY FOR A LIBRARY CARD

All residents of Angelina County may obtain a free library card. To get a library card, patrons fill out a short application at the Circulation Desk. All applicants must have a current driver's license or state ID card with their current address, or a photo ID and mortgage or rental agreement which shows their current address or a current utility bill.

Minors (under 16) must have an adult (parent, grandparent or legal guardian) fill out an application for them.

Replacement cards are $1.00.

Adults may check out up to 50 items at a time (including 7 new arrivals, 7 audio books and 7 video materials). Young adults (ages 13-17) may check out up to 30 items at a time (including 7 new arrivals, 7 audio books and 7 video materials). Juveniles (ages 0-12) may check out up to 30 items, including up to 7 audio books, at one time. Video materials may not be checked out on a chiId's card.

Library Card Application

LOAN PERIODS, FINES/FEES, AND SERVICES

LOAN PERIODS :
Most items check out for 3 weeks except the following:

  • New Books: l Week
  • DVDs: I Week
  • Reference Items: 1 hour, in-house
  • Genealogy Items: 1 hour, in-house Genealogy Room

FINES/FEES:

Fines are accrued for items not returned by the due date; they are calculated at the following rates per item, per day:

  • Books & Audio materials: $0.25
  • New Books: $0.50
  • DVDs: $0.50
  • Reference items: $ 1.00 an hour

Fees are charged for items lost or damaged as follows:

Books, Audio & DVDs and Kits retail cost of replacement plus $5.00 processing fee
Replacement CD/DVD/Play-a-way case $5.00
Replacement Play-a-way battery cover $1.00
Replacement bag for Kits $1.00
Replacement bag for Kits retail cost of replacement
Restoration fee for fixable damage $5.00
Replace for lost or damaged card $1.00
Black and white copies and prints $0.25
Microfilm/fiche Prints $0.50
Fax - first page $1.00
Fax - subsequent pages Cost of Postage
Repair or Replacement Cost Interlibrary Loan Returned check fees $35.00

HOW TO RENEW LIBRARY MATERIALS:

  • Go to our website - Click Here
  • On the left side of the screen, click on “Online Catalog/Renew Items/Access Account”
  • In the upper right corner, you will see a place to enter “User ID” and “PIN”. Your User ID is the barcode number on your library card. The PIN will be CHANGEME or 0000 (unless you’ve already changed it – If you have & have forgotten what you changed it to, come in or call the library and we can reset it for you)
  • Once you’ve entered the User ID and PIN, those fields will disappear from the screen, and you should now see “MY ACCOUNT” on that first line below the KML picture (next to last on the right).
  • If you click on “MY ACCOUNT”, you will be given the options to Review your account, Change your PIN, Renew your materials”, or Change your address.
  • Click on “Renew My Materials” and it will show a list of items currently checked out on your account.
  • Check the box to the left of the items you want to renew and click “Renew Selected Items”.
  • A new screen will come up, telling you if the items were successfully renewed and giving you the new due date.
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to change your PIN before you log out.
  • To log out, just click log out in either of the blue bars or in the upper right corner.

HOW TO ACCESS LIBRARY ACCOUNT:

To access your Library Account:

  • Go to our website - Click Here
  • In the upper right corner, you will see a place to enter “User ID” and “PIN”. Your User ID is the barcode number on your library card. The PIN will be CHANGEME or 0000 (unless you’ve already changed it – If you have & have forgotten what you changed it to, come in or call the library and we can reset it for you)
  • Once you’ve entered the User ID and PIN, those fields will disappear from the screen, and you should now see “MY ACCOUNT” on that first line below the KML picture (next to last on the right).
  • If you click on “MY ACCOUNT”, you will be given the options to Review your account, Change your PIN, Renew your materials”, or Change your address.
  • To log out, just click log out in either of the blue bars or in the upper right corner.

To renew items online:

  • Go to our website - Click Here
  • Click on “Renew My Materials” and it will show a list of items currently checked out on your account.
  • Check the box to the left of the items you want to renew and click “Renew Selected Items”.
  • A new screen will come up, telling you if the items were successfully renewed and giving you the new due date.
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to change your PIN before you log out.
  • To log out, just click log out in either of the blue bars or in the upper right corner, or click “Go Back” to return to the “My Account” screen.

To see a summary of your account:

  • Go to our website - Click Here
  • Click on “Review My Account” and it will show a summary of your account, including account status, any unpaid fines, the number of items checked out, the number of unfilled holds and the number of requests placed by you.
  • Check the word “Checkouts” to see a list of your current checkouts and their due dates.
  • Check the word “Holds” to see a list of items you have requested be held for you.
  • Check the word “Requests” to see a list of requests you have placed online. This might include suggestions of materials to purchase, Inter-Library Loan requests, address changes, etc.
  • Check the word “Bills” to see a list of unpaid bills on your account, including both late fees and fees for damaged and lost materials.
  • To log out, just click log out in either of the blue bars or in the upper right corner, or click “Go Back” to return to the “My Account” screen.

To change your PIN:

  • Go to our website - Click Here
  • Click on “User PIN change”.
  • Look for the field labeled “Enter new PIN”, and enter a PIN number you will be able to remember. The PIN should consist of four numbers.
  • In the field labeled “Re-enter new PIN”, type the new PIN a second time.
  • Click Change PIN to save.
  • To log out, just click log out in either of the blue bars or in the upper right corner, or click “Go Back” to return to the “My Account” screen.

To renew items online:

  • Go to our website - Click Here
  • Click on “Renew My Materials” and it will show a list of items currently checked out on your account.
  • Check the box to the left of the items you want to renew and click “Renew Selected Items”.
  • A new screen will come up, telling you if the items were successfully renewed and giving you the new due date.
  • If this is your first visit, be sure to change your PIN before you log out.
  • To log out, just click log out in either of the blue bars or in the upper right corner, or click “Go Back” to return to the “My Account” screen.

To notify us online of email or address changes:

  • Go to our website - Click Here
  • Click on “Change My Address”
  • Fill in the corrected information in the displayed fields and click “Send”
  • To log out, just click log out in either of the blue bars or in the upper right corner, or click “Go Back” to return to the “My Account” screen.

HOW TO HOLD ITEMS:

Call 936-630-0560 to reserve books, DVDs, audiobooks and STEM kits for pick-up.
or
Place a hold on any item in the library card catalog CATALOG to reserve books, DVDs, audiobooks and STEM kits for pick-up.

COPY/PRINT/FAX SERVICES

The library has one public copier.
Black and white prints can be made from library computers for $.25 a page.
Faxes may be sent or received at the Reference Desk at a charge

PROCTORING SERVICES

Free test proctoring services are available at the Kurth Memorial Library. Contact Julie Massey, Assistant Director at 936-630-0567 for more information.

The Library offers proctoring only during regular library hours on the following days and times:

Monday through Friday . . . . 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday through Friday . . . . 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There will be no proctoring available May 20th through August 31st.

All proctoring services MUST be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.

The Library will proctor either written or online exams. Students requesting proctor services must have a Kurth Memorial Library card. At the time of the exam, the student must present a valid picture ID.

Students must understand that all proctoring services will be conducted in our Adult services area. Computerized exams will be done on our public computers unless the student brings their own laptop, and we cannot guarantee a private or quiet environment. Student laptops will connect to the internet through our Wi-Fi connection. Wi-Fi sessions are one hour but can be resta1ted several times throughout the day.

A library employee will be scheduled to proctor all exams; however, the proctor who begins supervising the exam may be replaced by another proctor before the exam is over. The library employee will not be able to observe the student at all times. Proctors will enforce any time limits or other rules set forth in exam materials but will not sit with the student for the length of the exam. If this is not acceptable, the student and institution should arrange for other proctoring options.

It is the responsibility of the student to contact the Library and make an appointment to take the test. Appointments can be made in person, by phone, or by email. All proctoring services MUST be scheduled at least 30 days in advance. All tests must be completed before the Library closes. The student must be on time for his/her appointment and is responsible for notifying the Library if he/she cannot make the appointment or is running late.

RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS

Please return books in the green outside book drop.
Please return DVDs and audiobooks in the white outside book drop.
Please return oversized items (STEAM Kits, Literacy Kits and Big Book) in the library.

OTHER SERVICES AT THE LIBRARY

Free WiFi available in the library and in the library parking lot.

Library programs includes: weekly story time, bilingual programming, adult and senior programming, teen programming, family movie times, computer and technology classes, juvenile and senior outreach programs, Family Summer Reading Program, as well as special community programming and events.

SPECIAL SERVICES TO SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS & SCHOOLS

Outreach to area facilities

Embedded library collections for daycares and senior/community centers. (Small collections of library materials left at the facility for use and replaced every month with a different collection).
Infotmation about the library presented at community events.

Programming (at library or facility) for schools and daycares: Story times and Crafts.

Library tours.

Meeting room rental for area non-profits and educational groups.

Please call us at 936-630-0566 for more information about these services.