To register for a library card in person, bring a photo ID and proof of your current address (a utility bill, a letter you received through the mail, a pay stub, etc.). Library cards are free for residents of Washington County, or for those who work, own property, or attend school in Washington County. In the event that a card is lost or damaged, a replacement card may be obtained for $1.
If you don’t have a permanent address or proof of address, you can also register for an internet-only card. This card will give you access to library computers and online resources. When you’re ready, it’s quick and simple to upgrade an internet-only card to a full borrowing card.
To register for a library card online, fill out our library card registration form. We will email you a temporary library card number that will expire after 30 days. With this number, you can download ebooks and audiobooks, request library materials, and explore the many online resources the Library offers. Bring your temporary number, photo ID, and proof address to the Library within 30 days to register for a full library card.
Library cards expire once a year. To renew your library card, call us at 479-750-8180, email us at email@example.com, or fill out our online card renewal form. In the event that a card is lost or damaged, a replacement card may be obtained for $1.
You can request materials by calling the Library at 479-750-8180, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or chatting with us during regular library hours.
You can also log in to your library account online with your fourteen-digit library card number and password (by default, your password is the last four digits of your phone number).
Find the item you’d like to request, and click the blue Request It button next to the title.
Enter your library card number and password, and then click Submit Request.
We will call or email you when your item is ready for pickup, depending on your preference. We will hold items at the check out desk for you for up to four days.
Looking for a title that isn’t in the Library’s catalog? Call, email, chat, or visit us to place an Interlibrary Loan (ILL) request!
To renew materials online, log in to your library account with your fourteen-digit library card number and password (by default, your password is the last four digits of your phone number).
Click Items Out in the left menu.
There, you can renew all items out, or select items by clicking the small checkbox next to each title. Please note that each item may be renewed two times, unless another patron has placed a request.
Most items checked out from the Springdale Library will now renew automatically on your account. Two (2) days before items are due, our system will check your account for eligible items and renew them. The loan periods will extend from the original due dates.
Most physical items borrowed (books, DVDs, audiobooks, music CDs) are eligible for up to 2 auto-renewals.
The following are not eligible for auto-renewal:
- Items that have reached their renewal limit
- Items another customer has requested to borrow (items on hold)
- ILL items (special items borrowed from another library system)
No. Since an auto-renewal calculates the new due date from the original due date, you will not lose any time.
Auto-renewal notices are sent via email 2 days before an item is due. If you have chosen to receive notices by email, you will get a notice that items have been renewed. The notice will provide the new due dates for each item renewed as well as any items that weren’t renewed. To ensure you receive these notices, please check that your email address is current in your account.
We take your privacy very seriously. For that reason, we do not track your reading history by default. However, if you would like to maintain a list using our system, you may opt in to the Reading History feature by signing in to your online account with your fourteen-digit library card number and password (by default, the last four digits of your phone number).
On the My Record screen, scroll down and click Contact Information and Preferences. Then click the checkbox next to Maintain Reading History.
The Library is a proud member of Arkansas Library2Go, a service that provides downloadable ebooks and audiobooks for library card holders. To use Library2Go on a mobile device, download the free Libby app from your device’s app store.
Search for the Springdale Public Library in Libby, and add your Springdale Public Library library card to the app. You’ll then be able to browse a large and ever-growing catalog of ebooks and audiobooks.
Library2Go materials check out for two weeks, and will automatically check themselves back in.
To enjoy digital magazines, download the free Flipster app from your device’s app store. Sign in with your Springdale Public Library card number, and enjoy current and back issues of a number of popular magazines.
The Library offers free meeting room use for community groups and non-profit organizations. Your group may book the meeting rooms up to thirty days in advance when they are not in use for Library functions. Reserve one by completing the meeting room request form. Library staff will confirm your reservation within 48 hours.
There are library computers for all ages connected to printers. The cost for printing in black and white is $0.15 per page, and in color $0.50 per page.
You can also print from your own computer at home or your mobile device using our wireless printing service. Send jobs to our printer at the Library or from home, and pick them up at the Library’s print release station. Click here for more information.
The Library welcomes gifts of print and non-print materials such as books, audio books, videos, CDs, DVDs, etc. All donated materials become the property of the Library and are accepted only without reservation. The Library applies the same criteria from its Collection Development policy in evaluating gift materials as applies to purchases. Donated materials may be withdrawn and disposed in the same manner as purchased material. The Library cannot accept responsibility for notifying donors of withdrawal or replacement of gift items.
Materials not added to the Library collection may be sold at the Friends of the Springdale Public Library Bookstore or book sale.
Generally, the Library does not accept textbooks, condensed (Reader’s Digest) books, magazines, or items that are in poor physical condition.
Gifts are tax deductible as provided by law. As the recipient of a gift, the Library cannot assign a market value to donated materials. For tax purposes it is the donor’s responsibility to assign and document value for tax reporting. On request, a receipt will be provided describing the number and format of donated materials.
Materials that do not sell in the bookstore may be sent to Better World Books for online selling to support literacy programs.