Your Library Card

Always bring your library card when visiting the library.

We are part of the West Virginia Library Network (WVLN). Our card is accepted at more than 100 libraries across the state. Academic members of the network and the State Library maintain separate cards for their institutions.

If you do not have a card you can apply for one. For your first card, there is no cost. You simply need to have show a photo ID and proof of address documentation. Applications can be completed at the library or designated outreach programs.

If you lose or damage your card, a replacement can be requested–free for juvenile patrons and $2.00 for adult patrons.

Children between the ages of 4 and 13 may apply for their own library cards, but will be required to have a parent or guardian present in order for the card to be issued. Children 13 to 16 need only have their parent or guardian sign the application. Parents and/or guardians are responsible for paying for any lost or damaged materials borrowed by their children.

Loan Periods

Items may be borrowed from the Charles W. Gibson Public Library. See the list below for specific loan periods:

  • New Fiction – 14 days
  • AudioBooks – 14 days
  • Other Materials – 28 days
  • Reference/Periodicals – In Building Use Only
  • Ematerials – 7/14/21 days, depending on your settings

Due dates may be extended an additional 2 times from the original due date.

Overdue & Billed Materials

The Library does not charge overdue fines on our materials.

Materials kept longer than 8 weeks over their due date are considered BILLED. Patrons are required to return overdue items or pay a replacement fee before they will be able to borrow additional materials.