Use Our Library

Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.

  • In order to obtain a library card from the George Public Library you will need to provide us with your address and phone number.
  • Children age 14 and under wishing to obtain a library card must have a parent/guardian sign the application form.
  • There is no fee for obtaining a library card.
  • By obtaining a library card you are responsible for whatever items you check out using that card.  If items are lost or damaged you will be responsible to pay for these items.
  • Books may be checked out for 2 weeks.  Books may be renewed by contacting the library.  Overdue fines are 5 cents a day per item.
  • Audio material may be checked out for a 2 week period.  Audio material may be renewed.  Fines are 5 cents a day per item.
  • Magazines may be checked out for a 1 week.  Magazines may be renewed.  Overdue fines are 5 cents a day per item.
  • DVD's/videos have a 3 day check out period.  DVD's/videos may not be renewed.  Overdue fines are 25 cents a day per item.  No more than 3 items may be checked out at one time.
  • When you are returning library materials please bring them into the library.  If the library is closed, drop them off in the book return.  Please do not put DVD's/videos in the book return.

Borrow from another library

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.

Our library buys books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community.  Because of limited resources and space we can't buy everything that is published, but we can usually borrow it from another library.  This is called inter-library loan.  Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries.


If we don't have the book, CD, DVD, video or magazine that you are looking for, ask the staff to get if for you from another library.  There is a small charge to help cover the cost of postage.  Most of the items are delivered to our library in 4-7 days.  The loan periods vary, but you are able to keep most items for 3-4 weeks.  The staff will inform you of the loan period when you pick up the item.

Take a proctored exam

If you are taking a class from a remote institution you may need to take a proctored exam. This library offers a proctoring service to the public.

The George Public Library offers proctoring services during regular library hours.  There is no charge for this service and is available for both written and online tests.

For more information contact the library director at

Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access. This describes what we have and how to use them.

  • The George Public Library has three unfiltered computers available for public use.
  • Children under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a consent form.  Parents or guardians, not the library or its staff , are responsible for the Internet information selected and/or accessed by their children.  Parents are encouraged to supervise their children's Internet sessions. 
  • Use of the computers is on a first come, first served basis.  Due to limited workstations, a time limit of 30 minutes per day is allowed. 
  • We have wireless internet available for those that wish to use this service.
  • A network printer is located near the front desk.  Printed copies are 10 cents per page.
  • Absolutley no food or drink are allowed in the computer area.
  • Software programs on the computers include:  Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • Misuse of computer or Internet access will result in the loss of your computer privileges.