All residents of rural Scott County can get a Scott County Library system card. You can use your card at any RiverShare Library. Children under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their card application.
Most Scott County Library materials check out for three weeks, including books, music, DVDs, Blu-Rays, Video Games, and tablets. QC Attractions passes check out for 1 week. Cardholders are limited to 1 QC Attractions Pass and 1 tablet per card, we have no limits on other material types. You must have your library card with you to check out materials.
Overdue fines on Scott County items are 10 cents a day, with the exception of juvenile materials which are fine free. Please note that some specialty items such as QC Attractions passes, tablets and book club kits have $1.00 per day fines. Other RiverShare libraries may have different fine policies.
All applicants must provide a valid identification verifying their address. Adults must provide a valid ID that verifies their name and current street address. Children’s applications must be co-signed by a parent or legal guardian showing valid ID. Acceptable IDs that include your current address are:
You are responsible for all materials checked out on your library card and for fines and charges accrued.
If your library card is lost or stolen, call (563)285-4794 option 0 to prevent unauthorized use of your card. Replacement cards cost $3.
Please visit your local branch library when there is a change in your name, address, phone number, or contact preferences.
Most materials may be renewed at the end of the initial checkout period for an additional 3 weeks, if no one else has reserved them. The limit is one (1) renewal per item. You may renew books & other library materials in the following ways:
Online: Access your library account online through our RiverShare catalog and renew materials through the Items Out screen.
At the Library: Renew materials at the Circulation Desk at any of our branches.
By Phone: Call (563) 823-5565 or (888) 534-6130 to renew your items through our automated system. If you have trouble with the automated system, please call your library at (563)285-4794 option 0.
Overdue Notice and Billing Notices. An overdue notice is sent to the cardholder approximately 10 days after an item is considered overdue. Approximately four weeks later, a bill notice is sent, listing the replacement cost of the overdue item, plus a processing fee. If the item is returned to the Library, the borrower is responsible ONLY for the overdue fines, not for the replacement cost or processing fee. If the item is not returned and the bill is still outstanding after 6 weeks, the delinquent account may be turned over to a collection agency.
Reciprocal Borrowing. Your library card gives you access to materials at 10 RiverShare libraries! If you borrow materials from libraries other than Scott County Library System, you must abide by their loan periods and policies, which may differ from Scott County Library’s loan periods and policies.
Interlibrary loan is the process by which a library requests material from, or supplies material to, another library outside of RiverShare. Libraries recognize that the sharing of material between libraries is an integral element in the provision of library service and believe it to be in the public interest to encourage such an exchange. In the interest of providing quality service, libraries have an obligation to obtain material to meet the informational needs of users when local resources do not meet those needs.. Scott County Library card holders may request an item on Interlibrary Loan (ILL) by contacting the Library’s Information Desk at (563) 285-4794 ext. 2224 or filling out an ILL form at any Scott County Library System branch.
These items are delivered to us at an additional cost for shipping and processing. We are pleased to provide each Scott County Library cardholder 6 free items each year. Additional items are subject to a $3 charge to help us recover costs.
These interlibrary loan changes will not affect items borrowed through the RiverShare online catalog.