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Library Card Options for Non-Residents

Library Card Options for Non-Residents

Options for those who reside in or own property within CCRLS

Basic Card:

     *  No Charge

     *  Restricted to 1 item and 1 hold at any time per card

     *  Card accepted at all CCRLS Libraries


Free Kid's C.A.R.E. Card:

     *  In addition to Basic Card

     *  Children 17 and under

     *  25 items & 3 holds on juvenile & YA materials only

     *  Card accepted at all CCRLS Libraries


Universal Fee:

     *  $60 per year per household

     *  Full service system-wide


Lyons Local Option Card:

     *  For use at Lyons Library ONLY

     *  Card kept at front desk

     *  Full use on Lyons materials only

     *  Holds on Lyons materials only


Library User Fee Background Information:

     For more than 25 years city libraries in Polk, Yamhill, Marion and part of Linn Counties, have provided library services to out-of-city residents through CCRLS (Chemeketa Cooperative Regional Library Service).  This service is supported by city and out-of-city residents through property taxes of 8 cents per $1000.  City residents also pay additional taxes to an average of $61 per year.  This inequity has prompted the user fee for out-of-city residents and has been endorsed by the CCRLS Advisory Committee and most city councils.