Circulation of Material
People living or owning property within the City of Hutto limits and Hutto ISD boundaries may obtain a library card for free.
Proof of residency is required. Post office boxes cannot be used as proof of residence. At least one of the following photo IDs and proof of residency is required:
- Lease agreement with picture ID
- Military ID
- Personal Check with picture ID
- Valid driver's license
- Water or Utility Bill with picture ID
- Other proof of residence as determined by the library supervisor
Under 16 Patrons
Hutto residents under the age of 16 looking to obtain a library card will require the following information:
- Completed application
- Minor must be present to sign the application and accept card
- Parent or legal guardian must be present with minor to co-sign for a card and present his/her current TDL, Texas ID, MID and proof of current residence
City of Hutto Employees
Current employees of the City of Hutto may receive a Hutto Public Library card without fee regardless of residency.
Library cardholders are encouraged to keep their Library card secure. Should a Library card become lost or stolen, it is the responsibility of the cardholder to notify the Library immediately. There is a $1 charge for replacement cards.
People not living or owning property within the City of Hutto limits and Hutto ISD boundaries may obtain a library card for a $10 annual fee. This fee will be charged yearly at the time of renewal.
- Library materials may not be checked out until a library card is issued.
- Library cards or a form of ID must be presented to check out materials.
- Library materials are checked out for a 2-week period.
- Materials may be renewed twice, providing there is not a waiting list. Videos will be checked out for only two weeks and must be returned after that time period. No renewal on videos.
- Inter-library loan materials are due by the date indicated on check out slip
- The Library Supervisor determines all other or special loan periods.
- Items per Library Card: An individual may have 10 items at a time checked out on their library card.
- New Library Card: On a new library card, a patron may check out only two items the first time. New patrons may not checkout GED or High School Equivalency. Test study books until they have had their library card for at least 1 month and checked out and returned at least 2 items.
- Non-Circulating Materials: Reference materials, archived materials, and other materials as determined by the Library Supervisor are not available for check out.
- Series: Only 3 titles out of a series may be checked out per household.
- Video: An individual may have 3 videos checked out on his/her card at a time. One family cannot check out more than 6 videos at one time.
- Other Limits: When determined by the Library staff, specific titles, authors, subjects or special collections may be limited due to high demand or other reasons.
- Library materials may be renewed in person, phone, email and online.
- Presentation of a Library card is not required for renewal of materials.
- Materials may be renewed up to 2 times. Items that are on reserve for other patrons may not be renewed.
- Videos will not be renewed and must be returned after 2 weeks.
- Materials may be reserved in person, phone, email, and online. Persons will be notified when the item becomes available.
- Reserves have the same restrictions as limits on circulation (see Number 3 above). Reserves will be held for a period of three days only.
- If the item is not picked up within three working days, it will be checked out to the next patron on the reserve list or returned to the shelf. Limit of 3 items may be reserved at one time per cardholder.
Fines & Fees
- Overdue Fines: $0.25 per day, per item, with a maximum fine of $10 per overdue item. A notice will be sent 1 week after the material is due. If the material is not returned within one month, a bill will be sent for the cost of the item.
- Damaged Materials: Library patrons are liable for any damage to library materials while checked out to them. The Library will not charge for normal wear of library materials. a. If materials are damaged so as to be judged by the Library as being unsuitable for the collection, the patron must pay the cost of the item and a $5 processing fee and the fines accrued. The item may then become the property of the individual. b. If the item can be repaired or is still usable, a reduced fee may be charged at the Library Supervisor's discretion.
- Loss of Borrowing Privileges: Patrons with lost or damaged materials or with fines that exceed $5 may not check out materials until records are cleared by having items paid or replaced. Replaced item must be the equivalent to what was checked out. The acceptance of the material is at the discretion of the Library Supervisor or staff.