frequently asked questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions below. Contact us if your question hasn’t been addressed.

How do I get a library card?2022-08-10T09:33:15-06:00
  1. Visit any Ada Community Library location.
  2. Show a photo ID and proof of your current address.
    If you are under 18, a parent or legal guardian will need to be present to approve your application and show photo identification and proof of current address.
  3. Go to the Online Application and fill out the information.
  4. If you live outside of our library district and aren’t in any of the other LYNX! Consortium library districts, you may buy nonresident cards that will cover your entire family for $75 a year or $37.50 for six months. Cards for a senior household are $25 a year or $12.50 for six months. Shorter-term nonresident cards are also available.
How long do items from Ada Community Library check out?2022-08-10T09:50:52-06:00
  • 4 weeks (28 days):
    • books
    • audiobooks
    • music CDs
    • non-fiction DVDs
  • 2 weeks (14 days):
    • new books
    • magazines
    • video games
    • TV series
  • 1 week (7 days):
    • movies
    • new video games

Items from other libraries sometimes check out for different lengths of time, so visit My Account or check your due date receipt for those items.

How do I renew my checked out items?2022-08-10T10:08:42-06:00

Renewals may be granted by going into My Account from the Library Catalog and entering your library card number and your PIN (usually the last 4 digits of your phone number). Once your information is displayed, choose Checkouts. Select/highlight the item(s) you want to renew and click on the Renew button.

Ida App:
Open the Ida app,  select My Account and click on Checkouts. You may then click the Renew All button at the top or select individual items to renew.

(208)384-4450 (Through Boise Public Library) contacts the 24-hour automated system. Enter your library barcode and PIN, then follow the instructions.

In Person:
At any LYNX! Consortium library. Interlibrary loans may be renewed if approved by the lending library.

To request a renewal for an interlibrary loan, call (208)362-0181 before the designated due date.

What are the fines for overdue materials?2022-08-10T10:11:34-06:00

There are no overdue fees for most ACL district-owned items with the exception of certain identified in-demand materials. The fee on these items is $1.00/day.

Will my previous fines be forgiven?2022-08-10T10:14:05-06:00

Any fines accrued up to this point remain and need to be paid.

What about other charges?2022-08-10T10:16:35-06:00

We’ll still charge for lost or damaged items and for interlibrary loans that aren’t picked up.

Faxing, copying and printing service charges will still apply.

Without overdue fines, how will the library get items back?2022-08-10T10:23:05-06:00

The library will continue to issue reminders when due dates are approaching and when an item is overdue. Once an item is past the due date, account access is blocked until it is returned or paid for if lost or damaged.

Pay your fees online by logging into your account. You may pay fees with Paypal or credit card.
*All overdue fine payments are final. For questions, please contact us at (208)362-0181 or email julie@adalib.org

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