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Getting a card
Residents of Clark, Skamania and Klickitat Counties and the City of Woodland and Yale Valley in Cowlitz County are eligible for free FVRL cards. The library also offers reciprocity to those who live in a city or county with tax-supported public library service. All others may purchase non-resident cards. You can register for a library card at any library. You’ll be asked for photo identification.
Printable About Your Library brochure (see page 2 for library card information)
Using your card
Your library card may be used at any FVRL library or bookmobile stop, the independent Camas Public Library and PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center library.
- You may have up to 50 items checked out on your account at any time.
- Borrowing period is three weeks on most items. Items checked out must be returned or renewed by the due date.
- FVRL does not charge late fees. However, you will be billed for replacement of items when they are 28 days overdue.
- You may have up to 50 holds at any one time.
Please note that items deposited in bookdrops may not be checked in until the end of the library’s next working day.
Have your library card number handy and visit or call your local library (see locations list) or call 360-750-9999 in the Vancouver area, or toll-free 1-800-750-9876 (from area code 509 only). You also can renew items through the “My Account” option in the library Catalog. Items may be renewed up to five times, provided no one else has requested them.
Fort Vancouver Regional Library District expects you to return all materials on or before the due date, to pay promptly any fees or damages you accrue on your account, and to give immediate notice of any changes in your address. Unpaid charges may be turned over to a collection agency.
You are responsible for any item that anyone checks out on your card. If your card is lost or stolen, report the loss at once by phone (360-906-5106) or in person.
Overdue notices will be sent starting one week after the due date. Bills for replacement charges will be mailed for items that are 28 days overdue.
Borrowing privileges and Internet access will be suspended if you have any of the following:
- $25.00 or more owed for items billed as lost or damaged beyond repair
- An unpaid balance in an account that has been referred to a collection agency and assessed an additional $10 fee
- One lost item not paid for that was borrowed from a library outside the district, that is, an Interlibrary Loan
Library privileges will be restored when you return or pay for sufficient materials to fall below the above limits. Individuals who intentionally damage or retain library materials will lose their library privileges. Intentionally damaged or retained items may not be purchased from the library.
Managing Your Library Account
Using My Account in the catalog
- Find out when your library materials are due
- Renew your materials
- View the items you have on hold
- Change your PIN
- Access your Interlibrary Loan requests
To avoid having to re-enter your card number and PIN for each hold, log in first -- before searching -- from the upper right corner of the catalog. Please remember to log out when done with your session.
Your PIN (personal identification number) is usually the last four digits of your phone number. You can change your PIN in My Account.
- Please pick up your holds as soon as possible before the expiration date listed on your notice.
- You can cancel your holds in My Account or by calling your local library. In My Account -- Review My Account, select the hold titles you want to cancel, then use the Edit Selected Hold Options to make the changes.
- You can change the pick-up location of your hold in My Account.
- Use the Suspend Holds feature when you know you'll be away from home for a time. Your turn will be skipped if the book becomes available, but your hold position will be kept the same in the queue for when you return. Find this feature in My Account -- Review My Account.