How do I?

A wide variety of services are available to patrons of the Orange City Public Library. For more information on those services see below. Still have questions? Use the Ask a Librarian form below.

How do I get a library card?

Come to the library card with a photo ID and proof of current address. Library cards are available free to residents of Orange City, Maurice, rural Sioux County, Northwestern College students, and Iowa residents of towns participating in the Open Access program. There is no age requirement for obtaining a library card, though cards for minors must be signed by a parent or guardian. Refer to our Circulation Policy for more information.

How do I download ebooks, audiobooks, & magazines?

Free ebook, audiobook, and magazine downloads are available through Bridges, OneClick Digital, and Zinio. Browse collections online, and download to your computer or mobile devices using the mobile apps Overdrive for Bridges, OneClickdigital, and Zinio for Libraries.

Find useful tutorials and help for these resources here:

Bridges Help

OneClick Digital Help

Zinio Help

How do I Use the Catalog?

Go beyond searches! Renew your materials, request materials for Inter-Library Loan or purchase, subscribe to receive all new books by your favorite authors, and more. Log in to your library account using your 13 digit (leave off last letter) library card number, and your 7 digit telephone number (10 digit if not 712 area code). Go to the catalog.

How do I reserve a room?

Use this form to enquire about room availability. Rooms are generally available at no cost. Please see our Meeting Room Policy for more information.

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How do I have an exam proctored?

All proctoring materials must be directed to director@orangecity.lib.ia.us. Schedule your exam by calling the library.  For more information, see our Proctoring Policy.

How do I request an Inter-Library Loan?

Log in to your library account using your 13 digit library card number and telephone number. In “My Account”, select the Reserves/Requests tab. Click on the Request link in “Is the library missing something?” Fill in the form selecting “Yes” for the field “Is it OK to borrow from another library?” You will be notified when your material comes in or if we are unable to get it. There is a $2 fee associated with Inter-Library loans.

How Do I Use Our Technology?

The library serves as an internet access point, with public Wi-Fi (available 24/7) and 12 public computers for public use. Printing and copying is available at $0.15 per page for black and white and $1.00 per page for color. Faxes may be sent or received for $1.00 for the first page (sending only) and $0.50 per page thereafter. Scanning to email or data storage device is available at no cost. iPads and an X-Box One are available for use in the library.

How do I volunteer at the library?

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at the library and can assist with a variety of tasks. Whether you can help once a week, once a month, or occasionally, contact Amanda for more information. amanda.vazquez@orangecity.lib.ia.us. refer to our Volunteer Policy for more information.

How do I ask a Librarian?

Use this form to contact the library with your questions.

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