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Welcome to the Circulation Department


We are a member of the Pinellas Automated Library System (PALS)

  • PALS allows you to see items for every public library in Pinellas and to request most items.
  • Your default password is the last 4 digits of your phone number.  Please call us with any password issues.
  • If you are registered in one Pinellas public library, you are now registered in all of the libraries.


Information on this page is subject to change. Last updated 05/17/2016
Please call the Circulation Department at 813/749-1173 with any questions or for clarification of any issues.

Obtaining a library card Card Policies
Checkout periods and limits Renewals
Returns Fines and fees

 

How do I get a library card?

Visit the Oldsmar Library and register! If you live in the unincorporated areas of Pinellas County, or in a Cooperative Member City, you are entitled to an Oldsmar Library Card.

If you live outside Pinellas County, please see our Reciprocal Borrowing Policy for more information.

To register, you must provide the following:
  1. Identification, with your current local address, such as a current Florida Driver's License or Florida Identification Card

  2. -OR-
  3. A picture ID and any one of the following:
    • Your current trim notice, or tax bill
    • A current utility bill (includes cable television)
    • A long-term lease on property within the Cooperative area
    • A deed to property in the Cooperative area
    • Vehicle registration or title - current year
    • Voter's registration
    • Other appropriate identification

Can I get a card if I am a part-time resident?

Temporary residents may apply for a free library card that can be used only at the Oldsmar Library. Please bring the above identification and a copy of your lease. Your card will be issued for the length of time stated in your lease.

Any person living in a non-PPLC participating community is eligible for a White PPLC card for a $100.00 fee.

 

 

 



Card Policies

 

 

 



Checkout Periods and Limits


Item type Limit Checkout period
New books 6 14 days
Fiction books none 28 days
Non-fiction books none 28 days
Children's books none 28 days
Sunshine State books 2
per family
14 days
Books on tape or CD 12 28 days
Entertainment videos 16 7 days
Educational videos none 14 days
Magazines none 28 days

 

 

 



Renewals

3 Renewal Limit on most items
1 DVD Renewal

Phone renewals are available at 813-749-1173, please have your library card number available
You can also renew your materials online through our catalog
Renewals are not allowed if others are on the waiting list for the item

 

 

 



Returns

All library materials may be returned to any PPLC library.

There are outside book and video/audio drops for your convenience after hours.

 

 

 



Overdue Policy


$.20 a day up to $5.00 for books, magazines, audiobooks, music CDs
$.50 a day up to $5.00 for DVDs
Borrowing privileges are suspended if you accumulate $10.00 in fines/fees


Unpaid fines/non-returned materials

Non-returned items will be marked lost 30 days past the due date.
A bill will be sent for the replacement cost plus a $5 processing fee.

Accounts owing in excess of $25 will be sent to Unique Management Services for collection after 60 days.