Renewing Checked-out Items

Renewals may be done by phone at 409-643-5975, or by logging into the library catalog. You must enter your 14-digit library card number (PMML0000XXXXXX) and the pin number, which is your birth date (MMDDYYYY).

Placing a Hold

To place a hold, you can call us at 409-643-5975 or log into the library catalog online and do it yourself. You must enter your 14-digit library card number (PMML0000XXXXXX) and the pin number, which is your birth date (MMDDYYYY).

Replacement Library Cards

Replacement library cards cost $2. If the patron does not have a current address on file with the library, they must verify their new address by any of the methods listed under the "How do I get a library card?" section of this web page. If you have lost a library card or believe it may have been stolen, please notify us immediately and we will disable the card.


Refunds (for materials paid for and then found) may be made within one year of the date indicated on the borrower's receipt. Refunds may be made when the lost item is accompanied by the original receipt. However, processing charges and fines are non-refundable.

Returning Materials

Materials can be returned inside, at the library book drop at the Circulation Desk, or outside at the drop box located against the west wall of the library.

Lost or Damaged Library Items

Patrons who lose or fail to return items that are checked out to them, or turn in items that are damaged beyond repair will be assessed a $5 processing fee on top of the cost of replacement of the item. Replacement items purchased by the patron cannot be accepted in lieu of payment.  

Fines / Loan Period

We are a 'Fine Free' library.  That means we do not charge overdue fees on any items except for Interlibrary Loan materials. Library materials become overdue when they exceed their loan period by one day. The patron will then be required to return the materials to the library. If the materials are not returned within ten days after the due date, the patron will be invoiced for the replacement value of the materials along with a processing fee of $5.00 per item.

If items are returned within 30 days of the invoice being sent, all charges will be removed.

Type of MaterialLoan PeriodFines
Books3 weeksNo Fines!
Magazines1 weekNo Fines!
DVDs (feature films)5 daysNo Fines!
TV DVDs (television series)10 daysNo Fines!
Nonfiction DVDs10 daysNo Fines!
Audiobooks3 weeksNo Fines!
Interlibrary Loanvaries$1 per day