Library Card

Getting a Library Card

Individuals must be 5 years or older and provide proof of Texas residency to apply for a free Bonham Public Library card. Children under 18 must have a parent/guardian sign for them. A valid photo ID and proof of current address are required at the time of application.

Cards for Out-of-State Patrons

Out-of-state patrons may obtain a library card for an annual fee of $10 per individual.

New Patrons' Check-Out Limits

New patrons will be on a 90-day probation period. You may only check out 1 DVD, and/or 5 books at a time. After 90 days, if there are no late items and fines/fees, regular check-out rules apply. If during the 90 days an item is returned late, the probation period resets for an additional 90 days, after the item is returned and all fines/fees have been paid.

Renewals and Holds 


  • On location: Bring the item to the circulation desk.
  • By phone: Call 903-583-3128 (You will need your library card number)
  • Via the Internet: Renew your items through the library catalog website. Select the word "Display". You will be prompted to enter your username and password. The default username is the last 4 digits of your library card. The default password is your library card number. After logging in you may change this information to a more personalized setting.


Patrons may place up to two Hold Requests for materials not available for checkout due to being on order or currently checked out to another patron. 

Loan Periods - Max 25 items total

Number of Items Loan Period
1 NEW DVD/ Blu-Ray 1 week checkout, plus up to 3 renewals
5 DVDs/Blu-Rays 1 week checkout, plus up to 3 renewals
1 Reading Academy Launchpad (per family) 1 week checkout, plus up to 3 renewals
1 Discovery Kit (per family) 1 week checkout, plus up to 3 renewals
All other items  

Returning Materials

For your convenience, we have a book drop located outside the front of the building to return materials.  There is a space for books and a separate space for media, to prevent damage to either. You may also return materials inside during business hours

Fines and Fees

Item Fines and Fees
Overdue books, including audiobooks and VOX books $0.15 per day per book
Overdue DVDs and Blu-Rays $1.00 per day per DVD
Library of Things; cake pans, puzzles, Story/Discovery Kits, etc. $1.00 per day per item
Overdue Reading Academy Launchpads $5.00 per day per Launchpad
Lost or Damaged barcodes $3.00 per barcode
Lost or Damaged audio/video cases $5.00 per case
Lost or Damaged item item cost. plus $5.00 processing fee
Repairable damage $5.00 per item
Replacement  Library Card $5.00 per card