Iowa residents may register as a borrower of the Thompson Public Library. Registration is by individuals. Cards will not be issued to a family. The library adheres to the American Library Association’s Library Bill of Rights. Therefore the library cannot withhold materials from any patron regardless of origin, age, background or views. It is the parents’ or legal guardian’s responsibility to monitor their children’s use of material.
To obtain a valid library card, an eligible borrower must provide their full name, their permanent home address, and their telephone number. A library card will be issued to patrons’ age five (5) and above. Children under age 14 must bring a parent /legal guardian with to sign the library card application.
New adult and child patrons will be limited to checking out 3 books and 1 DVD per visit for their first 60 days of patronage. Children getting new library cards who are from families with library cards will be exempt from this policy.
Books are checked out for 2 weeks and DVDs for 3 days. If you are unable to return books during the hours the library is open you can return them to the book drop outside the library.