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.
|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|
|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|