Log in to your account on the RiverShare Library Catalog to renew items, place holds and see what you currently have checked out. Your username is your library barcode number. Your password is either the last 4 digits of your barcode or the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register your library card. You can change your password online or show your ID at the circulation desk to have it reset.
You can register for a library card online. Just fill out this form, and we will contact you when your card is ready for pick-up at the Eldridge branch. When you pick the card up, you will need to show proof of address.
Library Card Policies
All residents of rural Scott County can get a Scott County Library system card. You can use your card at any RiverShare Library in the QCA. Children under the age of 14 must have a parent or legal guardian co-sign their card application.
All Scott County Library materials check out for three weeks, including books, music, DVDs, Blu-Rays and Video Games. There is no limit on how many items you can check out. You must have your library card with you to check out materials.
Overdue fines on Scott County items are 10 cents a day. 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:
- Iowa Driver’s License
- Iowa State ID
- Voter’s Registration Card
- Imprinted Checks
- Pre-printed lease agreement
- First-class mail in an envelope postmarked within the last 30 days, along with ID that verifies the name.
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 ext. 226 to prevent unauthorized use of your card. Replacement cards cost $3.
Please contact the library at 563-285-4794 ext 226 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 – you must have the item with you to do this.
By Phone: Call (563) 823-5565 or (888) 534-6130 to renew your items through our automated system
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 20 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. Interlibrary loan (ILL), a mechanism for obtaining material, is essential to the vitality of all libraries. Scott County Library card holders may request an item on Interlibrary Loan (ILL) by contacting the Library’s Interlibrary Loan Desk at 563-285-4794 ext. 230 or filling out an ILL form at any Scott County Library System branch.