Library Cards
An application must be filled out in order to receive a library card. The applicant must be present to apply for and receive their library card. Applicants under 18 years of age must have a parent present to sign their application. Children must be 12 years or older to apply for a card. Lost/damaged library cards cost 50 cents to replace. Library card must be present to check out.

Borrowing Books
Patrons are limited to having four books checked out at one time. You will be told when your books are due when you check out. Books may be checked out for a four week period and may be renewed one time for another four week period. To renew a book you may do one of the following:

1. Call to renew at 651-214-9395

2. Email your renewal request to shannontobiaslibrary@gmail.com

3. Come in to the library to renew in person

Renewals must be requested on or before your book’s due date, otherwise late fees will accrue until you do renew. Books should be returned to the library during open hours.

Late Fees & Damages
Late fees accrue when your items are overdue. The late fee charge is 25 cents per item per week. Please keep track of your due date! Reminder notices are not available at this time.
If a book is returned damaged, you will be required to pay the replacement cost for the item so that a new copy may be acquired for the library. Charges may also apply to damaged spine labels.

Book Care
Please follow these simple guidelines while your borrowed books are home with you:

-Do not write in books, earmark pages, curl front covers backward, or use books as coasters

-Do take very good care of the books while they are in your care

-Enjoy the books you have borrowed!!

Book Donations

We are happy to accept book donations (when we have space). Please look over the following guidelines:

  • Books must be fitting for our Christian lending library.
  • Books should be from a smoke-free location and, if possible, from a pet-free location.
  • Books, if at all possible, should be free of stickers or labels on the covers.
  • Books should be in good condition with minimal wear.
  • We prefer no writing in book donations, especially if it is a textbook or devotional or some other item with blanks to fill in.
  • Currently, we prefer to receive homeschool-related items and children’s books. However, we are open to other selections.
  • If you have any specific questions or concerns, please contact us at shannontobiaslibrary@gmail.com