A library card is available free of charge to adult residents of Show Low and the White Mountain area. Membership allows cardholders to borrow library books, materials and equipment from Show Low Public Library, and access free online resources. As a member of the Navajo County Library District, cardholders can borrow books and materials from other member libraries through the library catalog. To become a cardholder:
- Complete an application
- Present a valid photo ID
Youth ages 3-17 are welcome to have library accounts. A parent or guardian must be present for the library to issue a juvenile library card to a child, and the parent or guardian must have an existing account before the juvenile card(s) can be issued. The parent or guardian on record is financially responsible for all materials the juvenile cardholder checks out. If a juvenile account is deactivated due to charges for lost or damaged items, the parent or guardian on record, and all other associated accounts, will also be deactivated until the items are returned or the account balance is below $10.
Library account holders are responsible for all borrowed items. If your card is lost or stolen, please notify the help desk staff immediately. Replacement cards are available at the customer service desk for a $2 fee. Cardholder's are responsible for keeping contact information current. Notify the library if your email, phone number and/or address change. The library will send courtesy reminders via email to card holders regarding overdue materials if the email address is current.
TEMPORARY GUEST PASSES
The library provides free temporary guest passes for computer use and printing services to persons eighteen years of age and older. The guest passes provide 30 minutes of free computer use per day. To use a temporary guest pass you will need to exchange a valid photo ID for the pass and retrieve the ID when your session is over. One guest pass is allowed per photo ID. Library materials may not be checked out with a temporary guest pass.
BORROWING LIBRARY MATERIALS
There are no fees to borrow any library materials. Library cardholders may borrow up to 25 items at a time in any combination of the following:
Many borrowed items (but not all) may be returned to any public library in Navajo County. Check the labels on library materials to learn if the item(s) must be returned to its home library and whether it must also be returned to the customer service desk.
For your convenience, Show Low Public Library has two outdoor returns, including a drive-up return on the north side of the building, and another outside the main entrance of the library building. A return box is also available at the customer service desk inside the library.
LOST or DAMAGED ITEMS:
Items that are damaged or lost will be charged to the borrower's account at full replacement costs, plus a $7 processing fee per item. If the balance on a borrower's account is more than $10, the borrower's account will automatically be deactivated and the cardholder will not be able to borrow items, renew items, checkout held items or use the library computers. Once the balance is below $10, the account will automatically be activated again. If an item is not returned or paid for within 60 days of its due date, the library will submit the account to a collection agency and a nonrefundable fee of $15 will be added to the balance by the collection agency.