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Policies of the St. Tammany Parish Library

Library Cards  Borrowing  InterLibrary Loan
Hold Requests  Renewals  Fines

Materials Display Policy  Meeting Room Policy   Internet Policy

Policy on Unattended Children

Privacy Policy

Library Cards:
  • Library cards are free of charge to residents of St. Tammany Parish.
  • Children must be at least 5 years old to obtain a library card.
  • A picture ID and proof of address must be shown to obtain a library card. (Children under 16 excluded.)
  • A child's parent or legal guardian must be present to obtain a library card, if the child is 17 years of age or younger.
  • A St. Tammany Parish library card may be used at any of our branches.
  • Non-residents of St. Tammany Parish may purchase an out of parish library card for an annual fee of $30.00.
  • Replacement cards are $3.00 each.

  • No one may check out library materials without a library card in hand.
  • There are no limits to the amount of items borrowed at one time.
  • Anyone with fines in excess of $5.00 or items more than 2 weeks overdue, may not borrow any additional items until the fines have been paid or the items returned.
  • Children under the age of 17 may not borrow NC-17 and R Rated videos without their parent or legal guardian's consent.
  • Items can be returned to any branch.

    Loan Periods:
    Books - 28 days
    DVDs - 7 days
    Audio books - 28 days
    CDs - 28 days

InterLibrary Loan:

If the St. Tammany Parish Library does not own a particular item, we can attempt to borrow it from another library system through InterLibrary Loan.

  • Items that can be borrowed include books, audios, videos and microfilm.
  • Photocopies of magazine and newspaper articles may also be requested.
  • We do not borrow genealogy materials through ILL. However, the Covington Branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library is now a Family History Center, and microfilm may be borrowed from the Family History Library in Utah, for a fee.
  • Items may take several weeks to be delivered.
  • There is a limit of 5 open ILL requests and 10 ILL items on loan at any one time.
  • There is a $1.00 per day fine for InterLibrary Loan items returned late.

Hold Requests:



Fines are as follows for overdue materials:
    Books - $.10 per day
    Audio books - $.10 per day
    CDs - $.10 per day
    DVDs - $.25 per day
    InterLibrary Loan materials - $1.00 per day

  • The maximum fine for any item (excluding InterLibrary Loan) is $5.00.

Last updated 4/11/2017
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