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Yes, a library card is needed to check out items from the library. If you have a library account, but have forgotten to bring your card, a picture ID is acceptable.
You need to have current picture identification printed with your name and current American Fork address. We will also accept picture identification and recently delivered mail or digital account with your name and current American Fork address printed on it.
If you do not live in, but own property in American Fork, you must present your current year property tax notice.
If you do not live or own property in American Fork, you will need to purchase a library card.
The nonrefundable fees are:
You can have as many as 50 items checked out.
Check Out Periods
We will print out a receipt at the end of your check out session that will list the titles of your items, the date due and the total number of items.There is no date due stamped on any item checked out. You are also able to check the date due and how many items you have checked out on our library catalog website or with the BookMyne APP.
There is no grace period. Books being returned via the outside book drop are not considered overdue until the library opening time the next day.
All items except for Interlibrary Loan can be renewed 3 times, unless the item is on hold for another patron. You can renew your books by bringing them in to the library, calling the library on the phone during library open hours and speaking to a library employee, or online.
If books are renewed online on the day they are due, the renewal must be done before midnight or there will be an overdue fine assessed.
Do not ask for renewals as a part of a phone message left at the library after hours or by email message. Call and speak to a library employee during regular hours or renew online.
Our fines and fees are:
Yes, we have wi-fi! You need to review and agree to the terms and conditions to gain access. Wireless printing is not available.
Internet computers are available in the open area next to the reference desk on the 2nd floor and in the Rotunda of the Library. American Fork Library cardholders may use the internet at no charge for one 2-hour session. Individual circumstances such as taking an exam, job search, etch. may allow for an extension of session time for American Fork cardholders. Non-cardholders will be charged $1.00 per 2-hour session. Microsoft Office 2013 word processing, PowerPoint and spreadsheet programs are available. Black & white prints are $0.10 per page, color prints are $0.25 per page. Prints are paid for and retrieved from the 2nd floor Pay Station. Computer use is on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have a current American Fork Library card, interlibrary loan of some items from other libraries is available. We will only process requests for items we do not have in our catalog. There is a form available at the library that you need to fill out. The process takes 2 - 3 weeks and there is a $3 fee to help cover postage costs. If we receive the item you request, you are responsible for the $3 fee regardless of the condition of the item or if you no longer require the item.
You may also check Eagle Mountain Library, Lehi Library, Pleasant Grove Library, Saratoga Springs Library, and Highland Library. Your American Fork Library card is accepted at these libraries as long as your card is up to date and you have no fines or other blocks such as lost books.
We also welcome your suggestions as to what books you would like to see available in our library. Please ask for our suggest-a-book form or use our online Suggest-A-Book. However, suggesting a book does not guarantee that the book will be purchased.
As a patron you can have access to eBooks and eAudiobooks by going to Utah's Online Library and then selecting either the Overdrive or RBdigital links.
The library accepts VISA, MasterCard, & Discover for fines, fees, and purchases from the Friends of the Library bookstore.
There are 4 sets of programs that run throughout the year. The themes change, but the basic information remains the same. The activities include: stories, crafts, learning activities, music, and puppets.
The activities are divided into 3 groups: "Baby & Me" is for children 6 months-18 months and their parents/caregivers, “Mommy & Me” story times are for a parent/caregiver and a toddler 18 months to 3 years. “Preschool” story times are for children 3 years old and up.
Children programs include:
The American Fork Library provides a bulletin board for items of community interest. All notices must be approved, initialed, and dated by a Library Staff member.
Priority will be given to Library notices, followed by American Fork based community events. Other notices will be posted as space permits.
Library Administration has the final decision on what is or is not acceptable for the community bulletin board. We do not accept responsibility for any material, and we reserve the right to remove any notice and dispose of it, at any time. Anything posted on walls, doors, or windows will be removed.