Frequently Asked Questions

Does the library have a copier available? Can I print, scan, or fax at the library?

Yes, you can have copies made, send or receive a fax, or print to one of our public printers for a small fee. We also have a scanner available to use at no charge.

  • Black and white printing and copies: $.20 per page
  • Color printing and copies: $.50 each page
  • Send a Fax-$2.00 for the 1st Page and $.25 for each additional page
  • Receive a Fax-$.25 per page. The fax number is 402-376-3160.
When is the Valentine Public Library open?

Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

How do I get a library card?

There is no charge for a library card if you live in Cherry County. If your address is outside of Cherry County, there is a $30 annual fee (cash or check only). When applying for your new card, you will need proof of residency. All proof of address forms must contain your name and local address. For more info see this link: http://how-do-i-get-a-library-card

How to use your library account?

Your library account can help you utilize the library more effectively. You can renew books online, check your history, reserve books, and see if you have previously checked an item out. For details on how to use your account please follow this link

How many items can I check out and for how long?

New cards are on probationary status and have a limit of 5 items at one time for the first 6 months. Then, with a good lending history, your limit will be raised to 10 items. Please note: the limit on DVDs is 2 per card and count toward your total number of items out.

  • Books and audiobooks can be checked out for 3 weeks. Items may be renewed 1 time if no other patrons have placed a reserve on the item. Please call the library at 402-376-3160 or log into your account on the website to renew.
  • Magazines, DVDs, and cake pans can be checked out for 1 week and may be renewed for an additional week.
Can I pay a fine with a debit or credit card?

No. The Library does not accept debit or credit cards.

Does the Library Charge Fines?

Yes. Fines are accrued each day an item is late or overdue. Fines are $1.00/day for DVDs and $.25/day for all other items. If an item is damaged or lost, the patron who has it checked out is responsible for the cost of replacing that item.

What if I damage or lose an item? Do I have to pay for it?

If for any reason an item is returned damaged or lost you are responsible for the cost of replacing the item you had checked out. Do not buy a replacement yourself. The staff at the Valentine Public Library prefers to have the option of using your replacement fee to buy a newer item from an approved source. Please remember only cash or checks are accepted for payment.

Are there computers and/or other devices available for use at the library?

Five computers are available for public use for typing a letter, creating a resume, checking email, etc. Four laptop computers are reserved for testing proctoring and other uses. We also have a scanner available for the public to use at no charge. Please ask a librarian for assistance. You may review the PDF of our Computer Policy

Does the library have Internet Access?

We offer free public wi-fi on the Libraryโ€™s computers and through Bluetooth to patrons’ own devices.

When does the Bookmobile go out?

For the current schedule please click this link: