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Library Frequently Asked Questions

The Friends of the Chambers County Library System is a non-profit organization that promotes grassroots support of the county libraries through lobbying efforts, serves as a venue for monetary donations and fund raising for the library system, and coordinates volunteer efforts for the libraries. If you'd like to join the Friends, visit any of our locations to fill out the membership form. Annual membership dues are $5 for individuals, $25 for small businesses, & $100 for corporate entities. Click here for more information.

Library cards are available free of charge to anyone who is at least 16 years of age with valid photo identification. A valid driver's license or state identification card is preferred, but any photo ID (such as a passport, school ID, military ID, or work badge) is acceptable, as long as a name is also printed on the photo ID. Library cards must be applied for in person. Visit any of our three locations to sign up today! For more information, click here.

If you need more time to finish using an item, you are able to request a renewal for up to two additional loan periods, as long as there are no reserves on the item. Renewals can be made in person, over the phone, or online through your library account. If items are overdue at the time of renewal, late fees will be assessed. Click here to learn how to renew online.

If the library has a book you wish to read but it is not on the shelf, you may place a reserve on the item so that it will be held for you once it is returned. You can reserve an item by phone, in person, or from the library's online catalog. You will receive a phone call when the reserved item is available for you to check out. The library will hold the item for 3 days after you have been contacted. Click here to learn how to reserve items online.

The Chambers County Library System welcomes donations of new or gently used items.

We are currently accepting:

  • Chambers County source materials: family histories, maps, club histories, church scrapbooks, etc.
  • High school yearbooks (any years, any county schools)
  • Recent best sellers
  • Clean copies of classic titles (like Huckleberry Finn)
  • Large print books
  • DVDs and music CDs in working order

While we appreciate your generosity, we are unable to accept:

  • Books in poor condition with yellowed pages, broken bindings, or musty smells
  • Magazines
  • Textbooks
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Books
  • Outdated information (books over 15 years old that are not literary classics)
  • VHS tapes
  • Cassettes
  • Equipment
  • Puzzles
  • Computer software over 3 years old

Please make every effort to go through your items.

Donations are accepted at all of our locations. 

A receipt for tax purposes can be provided. Count the items donated and we can provide you with a signed, dated receipt for the total number of items. We cannot assess value.

Volunteer opportunities for library patrons, children, students working for service points, and community service clients are available at our libraries throughout the year. If you are interested in volunteering, contact the library for more information. Please review the Policy on Volunteer and Community Service Assistance for volunteering requirements.