Library Card



All library patrons (Adult, Child, and/or Agency) are required to fill out and sign a patron registration card that states that they “Agree to obey all the rules and regulations of the library, to pay promptly all fines charged against me for the injury or loss of books, and to give immediate notice of any change of address”.

Patrons should fill out the registration card with his/her current address, and/or phone number, or a regularly checked email address. 

Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian when applying for a library card. The registration card requires a parent/guardian signature.

An individual over the age of 14 in good standing can apply for a library card.   

Patron and parent/guardian (for children under age 14) signatures indicates that he/she understands that they are willing to follow the rules and regulations of the library and understand their patron responsibilities.


     Borrower Eligibility and Responsibilities:

The Stubbs Memorial Library participates in the Open Access program. Any person, regardless of residence, is eligible for a library card or can have their up to date library card from another Iowa library honored. Residents of Holstein, and rural Ida County have full access to the library’s physical and digital collection and services for free. Library use privileges may be subject to suspension or ban for serious and/or continued violation of Stubbs Memorial library policies.

The patron is responsible for returning physical materials in a timely manner and in the condition the material was in when it left the building. This includes print materials (books, magazines) and non-print materials (cake pans, library equipment, dvds, audio-books, etc.) that belong to the library collection. All materials to be loaned must be checked out at the circulation desk. 

The patron is responsible for the replacement of any lost or damaged material checked out in their name.