Why do I need my card with me?

There are currently in excess of 1/2 million individuals with library cards in the SAILS system. This means that there are increased chances of checking something out to the wrong person if a library card is not used. For your own protection, you MUST present your library card to check out materials. To renew materials, you can either go to the catalog (you will need your barcode or alt.id and your pin number) or call in with the item's barcode. We do not have e-mail renewal. Our policy is that the library card of the person who places a hold must be used to pick up that hold. Again, this is for the protection of all our patrons.