Get a Library Card

Permanent and temporary residents of the Sheridan County trade area are eligible to apply for either a regular or a temporary library card. A valid photo ID may be required. Any photo ID issued by a governmental entity, photo credit card, or a current school activity card is considered valid.

  1. Children ages 15 and younger may apply for a Regular card (full privilege) when a parent or adult with a library card or a valid photo ID signs the application. The mailing address of the person signing the card should appear on the application.
  2. Persons ages 16 and older may apply for a Regular card (full privilege.) A valid photo ID and signature are required.
  3. Persons ages 18 and older who are temporary residents or do not have a valid photo ID may apply for a Temporary Card.

Regular Card (full privilege): A regular card (full privilege) will allow a patron to check out a maximum of 40 items.

Temporary Card (limited-privilege): A temporary card will be issued with an expiration date of 3 months. A maximum of two (2) items may be charged to a temporary card.

Loan Periods

ItemLoan PeriodRenewals
Books & Audiobooks14 days4 times
DVDs7 days4 times
Magazines (back issues only)7 days4 times
Books on the Move Kits6 weeks1 time
Reference BooksIn library use onlyN/A
Wyoming Room MaterialsIn library use onlyN/A
Current issues of all magazines do not circulate and are available for in-library use only.  All back issues of magazines may be checked out for -7- days.


Materials may be renewed in person, by phone, or online up to 4 times if another person has not placed a hold on the item. New due date is based on the date items are renewed

Returning Library Materials

Items may be returned to any circulation desk or book drop at any Sheridan County Public Library. Book drops are open 24/7. Items are not considered returned until they are discharged. Locations of book drops are as follows:

Fulmer: Bus loop in front of library on Alger, or, during library hours, the return slot in main entrance wall

CBL: East side of building

SBL: In front of library

TRBL: South side of building


Notices are sent on items that are overdue via USPS and email. Overdue fees are calculated by our automated system; fees are not charged for days the library is closed. Overdue notices are sent -1- week, -2- weeks and -4- weeks and 45 days from the date the item was due. The third and fourth notice includes a bill for the item with the fourth notice being the final notice and will be sent by USPS only.  Please contact the library if you believe an overdue notice has been sent in error. Privileges will be suspended for cardholders with charges and/or fees that exceed the limit of $5.00 per library account.

Lost or Damaged Library Materials

You will be charged the current retail price of the item for a lost or damaged item. Upon request, damaged items, for which the fees are fully paid, may be returned to the patron. If the item that was paid for is returned in good condition within 6 months, the price of the item shall be refunded. Patron purchased replacements must meet the standards of the library and will require prior authorization.