Getting a library card: Cards are free to those living within our taxing district (comprising parts of Idaho, Lewis & Nez Perce counties), and $25 per year for nonresidents.
To get your first card, you must provide a photo ID and proof of your current address. If your card is lost, stolen or destroyed, you may get a replacement for $1. Please be aware that you are responsible for all items checked out on your card.
Children under 18 are required to provide an application signed by a parent or guardian.
Patrons who are not full time residents may obtain a temporary card. Contact your local library for details.
Items may be returned at any VALNet library. Our staff do not restrict what children check out without specific instructions from parents, nor is internet access monitored or filtered. Parents who wish to restrict what their children check out or view on the internet should accompany or send someone with their child for that purpose.
Items may be returned at any VALNet library. We request that you bring audios and videos to the circ desk, as well as other easily damaged items, as they can be damaged if put in the drop box.
Items may be renewed once, provided you have no fines, fees, or overdues, and there are no other requests for the item. You may renew by calling your library, or by going online to your library account
Overdues & Fines:
Overdue fines for all video/audio items and story kits are $1.00 per day per item, up to a maximum fine of $7.50/item. For all books and other items, the charge is $.15 per day per item, with a $4.50 per item maximum. Fines may be paid at any VALNet library.
Lost or Damaged Items:
You will be charged the full cost of any lost or damaged items, plus an additional processing fee for items that must be reordered. If you find the item and return it undamaged within 30 days after you've paid for it, it is possible to receive a refund. If, after your account is charged for a book you've lost, you find and return the book undamaged, the replacement fee and processing fee may be removed from your account.
Library staff will make every effort to assist patrons in accessing materials and information as other duties allow. Reference materials are available for on-site use only and may not be checked out or taken from the library, however, patrons are allowed 10 photocopies per day free of charge from reference material. Users of information obtained from the library are responsible for complying with appropriate copyright laws.