Library Policies

How do I get a Library card?


Getting a Wilton Manors Library card is easy, and it’s free. Applications are available at the Library. Additional requirements are as follows:
  • An adult must complete and sign an application and present:
    • A current valid ID with photo, name, and Broward County address (driver’s license, Florida state ID, etc.), OR;
    • A photo ID and another form of identification which must include name and Broward County address. Accepted forms of ID include: personal check; current telephone, electric, or cable bill; mail with a current postmark (within 30 days) or voter registration card. (Post office box numbers are not accepted.)
  • Children five years of age or older may obtain their own library card only after one parent or guardian has obtained a card.
  • Persons sixteen years or older may obtain an adult library card with proper identification.
  • New cardholders may check out up to 2 items the first time they use their library card.

Replacing Your Library Card


If a library card is lost, please report it to the Library immediately. A library cardholder is responsible for all materials, fines, and fees charged against his or her library card until its loss is reported to the Library. If a library card is lost, the cardholder must pay a $3 replacement fee, and present current valid ID to get a new card.

How to Log in to Your Library Account

Verso is the Library's automated management system. This is the system used to keep track of borrowing, cataloging new items, etc. You may search the catalog without logging in, however, you must log in if you wish to renew or reserve items online or check your record to see what items you have checked out and when they are due.

In order to log in, please follow the steps below.
  1. Go to: http://rspl-verso.auto-graphics.com.
  2. Click on the "Login" button.
  3. Enter your library card number (barcode) and the password “userpass.” You will be prompted to create your own password.
  4. Begin a basic search of our catalog by typing a title, an author, or a subject into the box. Click on Advanced search or Choose Resources to also search materials in other databases.
  5. Double-click on the title in which you are interested. At the full-record screen, you may place items on reserve, add them to your list (which you can create in the right-hand frame), or write reviews.
  6. Click the My Account tab at the top of the page to view a list of the items you have checked out or reserved; to view your search history; and to sign up for e-mail alerts (add your e-mail address to your profile information, and choose what day you would like to receive updates).
You may also wish to watch the introductory video at https://www5.auto-graphics.com/folder1/videos/PatronIntroductionToVERSO.htm.

Still need help? Just call the Library at (954) 390-2195 or stop in and Library staff will be ready to assist you.

Borrowing Limits

A cardholder may borrow up to 20 items (except for DVDs and videos, which are limited to 5 per household) including:

Books, magazines, music CDs, and audiobooks. Our book collection includes large print titles, paperbacks, adult and juvenile selections, and Spanish language titles.

Loan Periods

Most books                                                           21 days

New fiction                                                           7 days

Movies                                       3 days

Documentary movies                                           7 days

Magazines                                                             7 days

Music CDs                                                              21 days

Audiobooks                                                           21 days

E-books and E-audiobooks                                  14 days

Fines

The fine for overdue materials is 15 cents per day, except video materials and reserve books, which are 50 cents per day. Patrons are charged for books that are lost, damaged, or never returned.   

Placing Holds on Materials

If an item is checked out, you can place a hold on it – in-person, over the phone, or through the Library’s online catalog.

Renewals

You may renew an item once, unless there is a hold on it. Renew in person, on the phone, or through the Library’s online catalog.

Florida Public Library Outcomes & Standards 2015


The Florida Library Association (FLA) completed its work on a new set of Outcomes and Standards for Florida Public Libraries in 2016. The Outcomes section is a new addition to FLA’s traditional Standards model. The new progressive approach, moves from quantitative measures indicating services provided, to outcomes that indicate what happens when community members use the library. Outcomes show the transformative nature of public library work, demonstrating the changes in attitudes of patrons, their perceptions, satisfaction, or level of confidence in library services, and patron knowledge and skills gained as a result of using the library. The Standards section measures 8 categories of library service and programming: Customer Centered Institution, Community Collaborator, Access Point, Center of Knowledge, Education and Lifelong Learning, Popular Culture and Civic Engagement Community Center, EGovernment and Economic Development, Center for Child and Teen Literacy Development, Sustainable Organization.

As a result of on-going advances in technology and the modern necessity to communicate through online channels libraries continue to be essential community centers for digital literacy, lifelong learning, youth education, employment, entrepreneurship, and engagement and empowerment. Staffed by librarians who are information, literacy, and technology specialists, libraries foster community cohesion, stability and sense of place, and individual growth and enlightenment.

This document can be found on the FLA website. To view it, please follow this link.