Library Card and Loan Policies
"How do I get a library card?"
Rockland residents. People who live in or own property in Rockland city limits are eligible for a "free" card. They pay for library services through property taxes, from Rockland property taxes support the operation of the library.
School-age children in Knox County are eligible for a free card. These cards are funded by the Friends of the Rockland Public Library.
Coast Guard Personnel stationed in Rockland are eligible for a free card. Please bring your Coast Guard ID when registering for a card.
Summer Schooner Employees based in Rockland Harbor are eligible for a free card. Please bring a signed note from the employer.
- Annual card $35
- 3-month card $20
"Can I share my card?"
Yes, you may choose to allow other family members or other individuals to use your library card. However, as the card owner you are the responsible party for each library card account including fines, and you retain the privacy rights associated with your library card account.
Photo ID & proof of current address (bill, checkbook, lease agreement, piece of mail).
- Please bring your card when visiting the library.
- Return items in the same condition in which they were borrowed. A fee will be
assessed for any materials returned damaged. Damage/replacement fees for
Interlibrary Loan items are assessed by the loaning library.
- Notify the library (594-0310) if you lose or misplace your card. A replacement
card is $1.
limit on videos: up to 10 videos may be checked out at a time.
New limit on interlibrary loans: up to 15 interlibrary loans may be on a card at a time.
Books & audiobooks 14 days
Videos & DVDs 7 days. DVD limit: 10 checked out at a time.
New Books--one renewal. Items with a reserve list are not renewable.
Videos and DVD's-- one renewal.
All other materials--three renewals.
Materials may be renewed by calling the library, or online using the View Your
Books, audio books, etc. .10 per day
Children's books .05 per day
All Videos and DVD's $1.00 per day
Accrued fines over $10 may result in the loss of library privileges.
Books and other materials that are checked out or on order may be reserved by a
staff member or you can do it yourself from the Card Catalog. You will be notified
when the material is available.
The borrower will be charged the full cost for lost books, videos, tapes, etc.
Accrued charges for lost materials over $25 may result in the loss of library
Books and other library materials not owned by our library may be obtained through an Interlibrary Loan.
Books drops are located at the front of the library for your convenience.