General Information:

Library Cards
Borrowing & Returning Materials
InterLibrary Loan

Library Cards

How can I get a library card?
You may obtain a library card by applying in person at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library. You will need to show proof of residency to receive your library card. A valid drivers license or envelope with your current address is sufficient. Children under the age of 16 require the signature of a parent or guardian. You may print out this library card application, fill it out and bring it to the library; however, please wait to sign the application until you are at the library with a staff member.

If I don't live in Cross Plains, can I still borrow items?
Yes, if you are a resident of a county in the South Central Library System (Columbia, Dane, Green, Sauk, Adams, Wood, and Portage counties) and do not have a library card from your local library, you can apply for a card at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library. If you have a card from another library in the South Central Library System, you can use that card at any of the South Central Library locations.

Is there a fee for my library card?
No, your library card and card renewals are free. We will also replace your lost or damaged card for free.

Borrowing & Returning Materials

How long can I check out items for?
The loan periods at the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library are as follows:

  • 28 DAYS: Books, books on cassette, books on CD.
  • 14 DAYS: NEW Fiction and NEW Non-Fiction Books
  • 7 DAYS: Hot Pick Books, CDs, Videos, DVD, book/cassette kits, multi-media theme kits, CD-ROM software, magazines, and pamphlets.

RENEWALS: Most items can be renewed for an additional loan period providing there are no holds on the item.

Is there a limit to how many materials I can check out?
No, there are no limits on the number of items a patron can check out.

Is there a fine for overdue materials?
Yes, the fines are as follows:

  • Books: Hardbound Adult 10¢ a day
    Hardbound Children's 5¢ a day
    Adult and Children's Paperbacks 5¢ a day
  • Periodicals: 5¢ a day
  • Audio Cassettes: CDs, CD-ROM: 10¢ a day
  • DVDs and Video Cassettes: 50¢ a day
  • Multi-Media Theme Kits: 25¢ a day

There is a four day grace period for all overdue materials except video cassettes, dvd, and overnight materials.

Where do I return materials after the library is closed?
We have a 24 hour bookdrop where you may return library materials. Materials returned in the bookdrop before the library opens in the morning are considered returned the previous day.

Do I have to return all library materials to the Rosemary Garfoot Public Library?
No, you may return items to any library in the South Central Library System.

Outerlibrary Loan

Can I borrow materials that are not available in LINKCAT?
You may use our Outerlibrary Loan service to request items that are not available through LINKCAT. For more information, see ourOuterlibrary Loan page.