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Bowie Public Library

Library Cards, Material Renewals, Lost or Damaged Items

Library Procedures
  • Library Cards :

Please Present valid Texas Drivers License OR Texas ID.
                                      To Replace a Lost card, a fee of $ 3.00 will be charged

  • Renewing Materials :

Renew at the Circulation Desk during your regular visit
                                      Renew on the Phone 940 872 2681
                                      Renew on the Library website
                                      Movies are NOT Renewable - must be returned by the due date

             Borrowed Books and Audio Books may be renewed 2 times if there is no waiting list. 

  • Lost or Damaged Items :

If an item is Lost or Damaged enough that it cannot be repaired and returned to circulation,  the Borrower  will be charged the cost of the item       
The Library Director will be the deciding authority regarding damaged items.

A $ 10.00 processing fee will also be charged to cover the supplies and staff time expended

  • Loan Periods and Late Charges

                                      All books, and Audio can be checked out for a 14-day period. Late charges are accrued at the rate of 10¢ per day for each book, and audio-book.  

                                      All movies can be checked out for a 7-day period. Late charges are accrued at the rate of $1 per day for each movie. 

  • Overdue Action
  1.    2 weeks late - 1st notice
  2.    3 weeks late - 2nd notice
  3.    4 weeks late- Final Notice
  4.    5 weeks late- Letter to City Judge for collection

  • After Hours

          An outside drive-up BOOK/MEDIA DROP is provided for convenient returns.