WHO CAN GET A CARD?
The library is tax-supported by the residents who live in the library district. Check your St. Clair County Real Estate Tax bill. If Smithton Public Library District is listed as a ‘Taxing Body’ under ‘Distribution’, then you are eligible for a library card.
If you do not live in the library district, but own property in the district (personal or for a business), please call the library to inquire about obtaining a library card. As always, if you are unsure about if you can get a library card, please call the library and ask. We’re more than happy to help! Our phone number is 618-233-8057.
Residents of the Smithton Public Library District can obtain a resident library card by presenting proof-of-address (driver’s license or utility bill in your name) showing that you live within the district’s boundaries. Library staff will issue you a card that is valid for three years.
Non-residents can obtain a Smithton Public Library District non-resident card for a fee of $112, effective July 1, 2017. Non-resident cards are valid for one year.
A $2 fee will be charged to replace a lost card.
Books, general material: 3 week loan period, 15 cents per day late fee
Videos, Video Games & Fishing Poles: 1 week loan period, $1.00 per day late fee
Music recordings: 1 week loan period, 50 cents per day late fee
Equipment: 2 week loan period, $5.00 per day late fee
Items must be returned to the library by closing time on the due date for late fees not to be
incurred. Fines will total no more than the replacement cost of an item.
Lost or damaged items will result in a charge for the replacement value of the item.
A balance of $5.00 or more on a patron account will result in the suspension of library privileges
until the fine is paid in full.