Get a Library Card!
Ask the librarian at the Circulation Desk for a library card.
The librarian will input your information to open your account and prepare your new card.
Your library card will provide State-wide borrowing and allow you to check our materials from all the LION (Libraries Online Consortium) libraries in Connecticut!
Your account will be online so you can reserve books and other items using your computer or other device.
Library Loan Information
All materials (except DVDs, & Museum Passes) may be renewed twice. An item on hold for another patron may not.
Library cardholders can renew their own materials online.
How to renew:
1. Click the Catalog button on the Menu or the “Log into My Account” link in the Banner on the right.
2. Click the link “Items currently checked out” and follow Renewal instructions.
Patrons may place holds on materials through the LION online catalog. Or Library staff can place items on hold. A staff member will phone patrons when requested materials come in to the Library for pickup. Emails are also sent automatically.
Fines per Day
The Brainerd Library has a Pay-What-You-Will fines policy, meaning that the computer system will calculate overdue fees at the below rate, but patrons paying whatever amount they wish will have their fines removed. Fees for lost/damaged items and for museum passes are exempted from this arrangement.
Children’s materials except for DVDs: $.05 per day
Adult including DVDs: $0.10 per day
Museum passes: $10.00 per day
The total maximum fine balance allowed on any one borrower’s card is $20.00. Failure to bring the fine down below this maximum or to pay for lost materials may result in restrictions on borrowing privileges, including access to online resources.
Please note that overdue notices and bills are sent automatically by the LION office.
Copies, Scans, Faxes, & Print-outs
$0.10 Each copy
Scanning is always free.
$0.10 Each black & white print-out
$0.25 Each color print-out