Anyone who is a resident or property owner in Niagara, Orleans or Genesee County (Nioga Library System) is eligible for a free library card. Special arrangements for short-term borrower’s cards may be made for students at Niagara University and selected other non-resident visitors. Inquire at the Circulation Desk. Patrons must have their library card with them to borrow items from the library. The replacement cost for a lost card is $1.00.
How to apply for a card
Adult Cards (age 13 and over)
To apply for a card you must present two forms of identification that establish your identity and residency.
Children’s Cards (age 5 – 12)
|Loan periods and limits
How many items may I borrow?
How long can I keep the items?
Number of times items may be renewed:
To renew, patrons can:
Adult items are assessed a fine of $.10 per item, per day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item.
Children's items are assessed a fine of $.02 per item, per day up to a maximum of $5.00 per item.
Books on CD & Books on Tape are assessed a fine of $.10 per item, per day up to a maximum of $5 per item.
CDs are assessed a fine of $.10 per item, per day up to a $10.00 maximum per item.
DVDs, VHS tapes and video games are assessed a fine of $1.00 per item per day up to a maximum of $10.00 per item.
Borrowers are not allowed to check out items or use library computers if there is a lost item on their record, or if unpaid fines total more than $5.00.
|Reserving an item (placing a hold)
You may request to have materials held or sent from another library by:
|Borrowing from other libraries
Your Niagara Falls Public Library card will be honored at any library that is a member of the Nioga Library System, that is, public libraries in Niagara, Orleans and Genesee counties.Requests for items in these libraries can also be made through the online catalog, in person at the Reference Desk, or by calling the Reference Department at 286-4881