[Michlib-l] Paper Library Card Applications

Kelly Bennett, Ferndale Public Library kelly at ferndalepubliclibrary.org
Wed Jul 9 11:42:04 EDT 2014

We at Ferndale Public Library no longer use a paper app for adult patrons, but we do still have an app for kids aged 5-17. We enter the information from adults using the ID and don't require a signature. For kids, we have parents sign so that they're aware that they are financially responsible for the items and fines of the child. We also have a section that allows parents to give their children movie checkout privileges. 

Kelly Bennett
Head of Circulation, Ferndale Public Library

-----Original Message-----
From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On Behalf Of Jaema Berman
Sent: Wednesday, July 09, 2014 11:15 AM
To: Robert Chartrand
Cc: michlib-l at mcls.org
Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] Paper Library Card Applications

Robert, Addison Twp. Public Library has done away with the paper app entirely by entering the information directly into the system. It was worked very well.
Jaema Berman

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Chartrand <rchartr at cityofeastlansing.com>
To: michlib-l at mcls.org
Sent: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:52:41 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Michlib-l] Paper Library Card Applications

Hello All,
Are there any libraries that have gotten rid of paper apps for library cards and switched to either directing patrons to an online digital form, or simply just enter their ID information directly into the system?
For those that have gotten rid of the paper way, do you have patrons provide their signature digitally, or just skip that part? Is the signature even necessary?
Thanks in advance for the feedback!
--Robert Chartrand
Robert Chartrand
Circulation Supervisor
East Lansing Public Library
517-351-2420 (Library)
517-319-6943 (Office)

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Jaema Berman
Addison Twp. Public Library
1400 Rochester Rd.
Leonard, MI 48367
Phone: 248-628-7180
Fax: 248-628-6109

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