GETTING A LIBRARY CARD
A library card is needed to be able to borrow from the library’s
collection. This card can be used at all libraries in the North East
Arkansas Regional Library System. These include the libraries in Corning
(Clay Co.), Paragould (Greene Co.), Piggott (Clay Co.), Pocahontas
(Randolph Co.) and Rector (Clay Co.)
Who Can Get a Library Card?
Residents of and property owners in Clay, Greene and Randolph counties
in Northeast Arkansas may get a library card for free. Library cards are
renewed yearly. There is no restriction on age, except that a child must be
able to sign his or her own name and must have a parent co-sign the
application. Non residents may also borrow from the library by becoming
Non-Resident Members. An annual fee of $10.00 is required to become a
non-resident member of the library. Or you can participate in the
GatewayProject a public library service to
Northeast Arkansas residents without charging a non-resident fee to patrons
outside a library's service area. For more details see the Gateway Project.
Steps in Getting a Library Card
- Download Library
Application Form (Adobe Reader required)
- Fill out application. Print carefully with an ink pen and
- Return form to the library and give to a staff member.
- Please have two forms of identification available. Proof of
identification and residency is required. Acceptable identification
include: Driver’s License, Non-Driver Identification Card, or any
government issued identification such as a Passport or Military ID and
another identification showing proof of address such as a utility
- You will be asked to sit for a Photo ID for the library’s checkout
- You will be given a card. This card is valid for one year and is
- Replacement cards cost $2.00.
Responsibilities of Library Members
Becoming a member of the library patrons will agree to be personally
responsible for material checkout to them and to their
Checkout on materials is 2 weeks. Materials can be renewed for an extra 2
weeks in person, by phone or online. Music, Videos, Magazines and Reserves
Fines paid in a timely manner. Patrons with outstanding fines will not be
able to checkout more material until fine is paid. Outstanding fines and
books overdue 30 days will be turned over to a collection agency.
Lost or Damaged Materials
Members will be financially responsible for the replacement of damaged
and lost materials plus a processing fee.
DO NOT RETURN Audio/Visual Materials in Drop Box as this will cause
If you live outside the Northeast Arkansas Regional Library System Area of
Clay Greene and Randolph counties, and do live in Arkansas, look into the
Gateway Project at your local public library to be able to borrow from our