Library Use

You must have a library card to check out items and to use the Internet.

Library cards with borrowing privileges and or Internet access privileges are available to the residents of Alva and Woods County free of charge. No registration fee will be charged for those individuals that attend school, live, work or own property in Woods County.

Any person who does not qualify for a library card can apply for a nonresident library card for a fee of $5.00 per household and entitles any member of the family to borrowing privileges for twelve months.

How to Apply for a Library Card

Applicants wanting a library card must apply in person. Cards will be issued to children after they reach the age of six or are attending school. Applicants under the age of sixteen must have a parent or guardian sign the request for borrowing privileges acknowledging responsibility for library materials checked out by the child.

Loan Periods

Books, Periodicals, Audios

  • 14 days
  • Late fine is 10 cents a day.

DVDs (limit 4 per customer)

  • 7 days
  • Late fine is 50 cents a day.

Renew Your Items

You can renew items if they are not on reserve.

Damaged or Lost Items

In the event that an item is damaged or lost, replacement costs plus a fee will be charged to the patron.

Place a Reserve

If an item is checked out by someone else, you may request a reserve or hold on that item.
We will contact you by telephone or email as soon as the item becomes available. Requested material will be held for seven days.

Borrowing from Other Libraries

If we don’t own a item here, we will borrow material from other libraries. You may request specific titles or information on the requested topic.

We charge a $3.00 per book fee for this service.

To borrow through the interlibrary loan process, you must have a card with the Alva Public Library, have established a good return record and not have any overdue materials or fines.