Garnett Library: Community Lending Policy

Garnett Library circulates books and videos to community patrons in the seven-county service area (Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright counties) of the MSU-West Plains campus. Community patrons are required to complete an application form and show a photo ID with their current address to obtain a Community Patron library card. A responsible party signature is required for minors age 15 or under. The following policies apply to Community Patrons:

  • A current Community Patron card must be shown for each transaction. Patrons will be required to re-apply for a new card annually.
  • Up to 10 items may be checked out on a Community Patron’s account at any given time.
  • The loan period for books is four weeks with one renewal and for videos it is 7 days with one renewal.
  • Friends of the Garnett Library may present their membership card in lieu of a Community Patron card. All current and lifetime Friends members as well as Alumni have the additional benefits of checking out up to twenty items at any given time and requesting books from the Missouri State Libraries System, which includes Meyer Library in Springfield and Barbe Library in Mountain Grove, through the online library catalog.

Computer access is available to Community Patrons and a librarian must log on to the computer. Reference assistance is available to the community as well as photocopier and fax services (for a fee) and other collection use on site.

Friends of the Garnett Library