Your Library Card

Who can get a library card, how to apply, and how to use your library card.

  • Anyone living in Correctionville or surrounding area is eligible to get a library card.
  • You may apply for a card by simply coming in and signing up to receive a card. Your responsibilities as a card holder are to return materials in a timely fashion and pay any fees. If you lose your library card a new one may be issued to you. There is no cost at this time for this service. 
  • How to use the library card
    • It is not necessary to carry your card for checking out books and other materials at this time.
    • There is a 10 item loan limit per person in good standing with the library.
    • You may return items in person or through drop box.
    • Items may be renewed in person, by phone, or internet email
    • overdue fines are $.05 a day for books and $.25 a day for DVDs.

          All fines must be paid or being paid before any additional items may be checked out.

    • You may request an item which may be bought or sent for through Interlibrary Loan.
    • You may reserve an item to be put on hold for you to pick up.

Use a Computer

The library has public computers with Internet access. This describes what we have and how to use them.


  • We have 4 computers with internet access available for patron use.
  • Our computers are located in the main side of the library.
  • A sign up sheet is located at librarian's desk. Please sign in to use a computer.
  • Our computers have filtered Internet access; this does not block every site.
  • Parental permission is required for young children.
  • Parents or guardians need to come in and sign a consent form for children to have access for computer use.


Borrow from another library

Our library is connected to other libraries throughout the state and nation. If you can't find an item in this library, ask library staff to help you get it from another library.

  • how a request should be made
  • is there is a fee - no
  • how long material can be kept - 
    • varies, but you are able to keep most items at least a month


  • items may be sent back if not picked up before a week goes by.

Our library buys the books and materials that we think are most wanted by our community. Because of limited resources and space we can’t buy everything that is published, but we can usually get it from another library. This is called inter-library loan. Our library is part of a vast network of participating libraries that are willing to loan out materials to other libraries.

If we don’t have the book, CD, or DVD that you are looking for, ask the staff to get it for you from another library. There is no charge for this service. Most of the items are delivered to our library in 4-7 days. The loan periods vary, but you are able to keep most items at least a month.  The staff will inform you of the loan period when you pick up the item. Some libraries are willing to extend loan period.

Our library uses SILO Interlibrary loan to borrow items from other Iowa libraries and OCLC Interlibrary loan to borrow items from libraries around the United States and other countries.