Borrowing

Applying for a Library Card

Library cards are available free of charge to residents of Dallam and Hartley Counties. A Library Card Application Form must be filled out and verified with the required documentation. A parent or legal guardian must sign the form if the applicant is 16 years old or younger. To obtain a card:
  • Go in person to your local library location.
  • Fill out a Library Card Application Form.
  • Provide a current government-issued photo ID (U.S., Canada, or Mexico).
  • Provide legal proof of current U.S. mailing address.
Either your library card or Texas ID is required for all transactions concerning library books and materials. Each registered borrower assumes full responsibility for the materials and fines charged to the card.

Card Fees

  • Address change and name change: no fee
  • First replacement card: $5.00
  • Subsequent replacement card: $5.00
  • Approved out of town resident fee: $5.00

Loan Guidelines

Patrons may have a total of 12 items checked out on their card at one time. There is a limit of 4 DVDs/Blue-ray discs per household. New patrons may check out a total of 4 items for their first two check out periods. Once materials have been borrowed and returned twice, their card limit will be raised to a total of 12 items per account. The limit of 4 DVDs/Blue-ray discs per household still applies.
Books and other items 12 items total

 Fines and Loan Periods

Fines apply as listed below. Overdue notices are sent for items 30 days overdue. Borrowing privileges will be blocked if fines equal $1.00 or more. Patrons will be billed for items not returned. If an item is not returned in 120 days, the item is considered lost and full replacement cost, plus a processing fee, is charged to the patron.

Type of Item

Loan Period

Fine (per item)

Circulating books, audio books

2 weeks

$0.10 / day

Music CDs

2 weeks

$0.10 / day

DVDs/Blue-ray discs

1 week

$0.10 / day

 Payment of Fines

The Library will accept the following forms of payment for fines accrued:
  • Cash
  • Personal checks made out to Dallam-Hartley County Library for the exact amount of the fines
Credit cards and debit cards are not accepted.

Returning Items

Items checked out from the library must be returned to the library. There is a bookdrop accessible from the exterior of library.

Your Library Account

You have access to your personal library record by clicking “My Account” on Dallam-Hartley County Library’s online catalog.
  • Enter your 16-digit library card number and your PIN. If you do not know your PIN, contact the circulation desk at the library, and staff will assign one to you. 
  • You may review items currently checked out on your library card, overdue and lost items, and outstanding fines.
  • You may renew items and review the status of titles you have placed on hold.
  • You may cancel holds on items you no longer need.

Renewing Items

Most items may be renewed. You may renew items in one of three ways:
  • By accessing your account through Dallam-Hartley County Library’s online catalog.
  • By bringing them in person to the library
  • By telephone (during normal operating hours) with your library card number
Materials may not be renewed for which there are pending holds or reserves. If the item you renew is overdue, a fine will be posted to your record.

Placing Holds on Items

You may place a HOLD on an item free of charge by logging into your account through the online catalog and locating the item through the catalog’s search engine.
  • You will be notified by telephone when the item is available for pick-up, be sure the library has a current phone number for you.
If you need help with the HOLD services, please contact library staff at Dallam-Hartley County Library, 806-244-2761.