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Kids and teens under 18 may get a card. A responsible party (i.e. parent/legal guardian) must be attached to their card. This requires the responsible party to have their own library card. The responsible party who signs for the child or teen will be held liable for all charges and damages associated with the child's card.
Teens 16-17 can apply for a library card without a guardian present but will be given limited access to check-out items. However, teens will still be given full access to our online services.
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Boaz residents and those within a 20-mile radius are welcome to get a library card at no charge. Nonresidents may obtain a card for $20 per individual year or $40 per family per year. Everyone must present an updated ID and proof of address. Children less than 18 years old must be accompanied by a parent/guardian to obtain a card.
You can also apply for a library card online here. Please fill out the necessary information and a librarian will inform you when your card is ready!
Please notify the Library immediately if your card has been lost or stolen. You are responsible for all activity relating to the lost card until the Library has been notified and the card made invalid.
Replace fee for a lost/stolen card is $3.00.
Up to 20 books and audiobooks can be checked out for 14 days with an automatic renewal for 14 more days.
Up to 6 DVDs per household can be checked out for 7 days with an automatic renewal for 7 more days.
One STEAM Backpack can be checked out for 14 days with an automatic renewal for 14 more days.
Games can be checked out for 14 days with an automatic renewal for 14 more days.
The Username/Barcode is the entire number on the back of your Library card. The password is a 4 digit pin that you chose. If you don't have a pin number or don't remember it, you can call us at 256-593-3000 and a Library staff member can assist you. You can click here to sign in to our Online Catalog.
The Library offers a convenient book drop for items to be returned before, during or after hours. It is located directly behind the Library under the covered awning.
The Library offers an automatic renewal for two additional weeks past the initial due date. Past this date, it is up to the patron to renew the item by calling us at 256-593-3000 and speak to library staff.
Material requests can be made by contacting the library at 256-593-3000.
You may also make requests by logging into your online library account.
Patrons with materials on hold will be notified by email (if available) or phone and will have 3 days to pick up the item.
Free Wi-Fi is available at the library. Please visit the front desk for the password.
You can also log on to one of the public computers with your library card. If you do not have a Library card, you must present a picture ID and sign in as a guest.
The library provides a variety of ways to communicate about upcoming programs through social media. Follow the Boaz Public Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
You are also welcome to call the library anytime at 256-593-3000.
Or, you can be added to our Remind.com notifications by filling out this form online to receive text/email reminders.
The library has two meeting rooms, the Mastin Conference Center and the Weathers Room.
Click here for more information on pricing and guidelines.
Printing & Copying
-black and white is 10¢ per page
-color is 25¢ per page
-to send - $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 each additional page
-to receive -$1.00 per page
Scanning to Email & USB (flash drive)
-10¢ per page
Wireless Printing:We now offer wireless printing. Please come inside for instructions.
If you have paperbacks, hardbacks, children's books, audiobooks, or DVDs you would like to donate to the library, please bring them to the front desk.
Items we cannot use on our shelves will be placed in our Friends of the Library room to sell. All money made from the Friends of the Library helps fund our children and young adult programs.
Please make sure that all items are in good or working condition.
We DO NOT ACCEPT:
-VHS/cassette tapes-magazines-encyclopedias-dictionaries-textbooks-moldy/dirty items