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Your Library Account

How to Obtain a Library Card

Any current resident of Texas is eligible for a free Krum Public Library card. A valid government-issued photo ID and proof of Texas address are required to establish a library account.

Acceptable government-issued photo IDs include:

  • Texas Driver's License

  • Texas State ID

  • Passport

  • Military ID

  • Green Card/Resident Alien Registration/ Mexican Consular Card

If the address on the ID is current, it may be used as proof of current address.

Acceptable proof of address in card holder's name include:

  • Current utility bill

  • Official rent receipt, rental agreement, contract, or lease

  • Car or vehicle insurance or registration

  • Personalized check, savings passbook, bank or credit union statement

  • Voter registration card

  • Paycheck stub

  • Recent postmarked mail (within 30 days)

Age Requirements:

  • Adult, age 17+

  • Children and teens under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian that already has a library card in order to receive a full privilege library card in their name. Parents/legal guardians are financially responsible for any lost or damaged materials checked out by their children under the age of 17.​

Check Out Policy

To check out materials, you must have a library card from Krum Public Library or from one of the North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC) member libraries. You may check out up to 10 items at a time for up to 2 weeks, with the exception of "Blockbuster" movies and special collections that will have a shorter checkout period. For example, holiday movies will have a three (3)-day checkout period to give access to more patrons during the short holiday season.

How to Reserve Items/Place Holds

Holds can be placed through the NTLC Catalog app, your online Library Account, in person, or over the phone.

To place a hold or reserve an item online, log in to your account and search the catalog. When you find the item you want to place a hold on, click "Place Hold," choose your pick up library and how you would like to be notified. Click "Submit."

If you prefer to call or stop by, a librarian will be happy to assist you with reserving items.  

Regardless of the method you use to place holds, when your item is available, you will be notified and will then have one week to pick it up from the circulation desk.

North Texas Library Consortium (NTLC)

Krum Public Library is part of the North Texas Library Consortium, a group of public libraries in North Texas that share resources. This expands our collection and gives you access to nearly 600,000 items including books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. Your library card works at all of these NTLC member libraries, and you may reserve items from them to be picked up in Krum.

210 N. Baugh Street Alvarado

226 Countryside Drive Aubrey

2159 10th Street Bridgeport

408 Pafford Avenue Justin

302 S. Shady Shores Lake Dallas

501 Bolivar Street Sanger

Types of Library Cards

Full Privilege Card:

  • Eligibility: Adults ages 17+, and children with their parent or guardian

  • Privileges: Borrow up to 10 items, access digital collections and electronic resources, use public computers, use Interlibrary Loan, renew items and place holds. Cards are valid for three years. To renew an expired card, please visit the circulation desk. 

Daily Guest Pass:​

  • Eligibility: Patrons who do not have a North Texas Library Consortium account, are only visiting the area, or need to use the library's public access computers for a short time.

  • Privileges: Guest passes are issued on a daily basis and will allow access to the library's public computers only. No borrowing privileges are allowed.

TexShare Card:​

  • Eligibility: An adult patron in good standing for at least 6 months that applies in person. 

  • Privileges: Provides limited access to over 500 libraries in Texas. For more information click here.

Item Renewal

Items will automatically renew a few days before your original due date. Items with a shorter checkout period (such as "blockbuster" movies, holiday films, etc.) will auto-renew one time, and all other items will auto-renew up to four times.

Items will not auto-renew if:

  • Another patron has placed a hold on the item

  • You have excessive fines

  • Your account has been barred

  • The renewal limit (4) has been reached

If your item renews, you will receive an email with the new due date. If your item cannot renew automatically, you will receive an email reminder of the original due date. ​

Fees and Fines

Fines will be charged for items that are overdue, lost, or damaged. You can see your fines and what they are for in your Account Summary or through the NTLC Catalog app. Patrons with excessive fines and/or overdue items may be barred from checking out more items and from using the patron computers.

  • Overdue materials: 10¢ per day per item

  • Lost/damaged materials: Replacement cost plus a $3 processing fee

Fees are charged for copies, printing, and faxing.

  • Black & White and Color copies/printing: 20¢ per page (Page is one single sided page. Double-sided printing counts as 2 pages.)

  • Faxes (both sending and receiving): $1 per page

Krum Public Library is currently only able to accept cash and checks as payment for fines and fees.

Lost Cards

If you lose your card, call or visit us. We are able to look up your account by name and give you the account number. That account number can be used for the library's e-services. Ask at the circulation desk about a temporary replacement card. 

With the NTLC Catalog app, your smartphone can also be used as a digital library card.

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