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Circulation of Library items to registered borrowers. Adults (18-years of age or older) with current proof of residence of Midland, Texas, Texas or areas of the Permian Basin are eligible to obtain a borrower’s card. Minors who meet these criteria are also eligible to obtain a borrower’s card under their parent, grandparent or legal guardian’s privilege. For more information e-mail or call 688-4330 (Downtown) or 742-7410 (Centennial).
Reference Services (including in-person requests, telephone, e-mail, U.S.P.S requests, and fax) are provided free of charge to everyone regardless of age, race, nationality, physical or mental challenge, and/or belief. If information incurs a charge from the source (copy fees, etc.) that will be passed on to the person making the request. All questions are answered in the order received as closely as possible. When the library is busy precedence will be provided to the library patron physically in the building. For more information, e-mail or call 688-4327.
Public Computers are filtered by Midland County. They are provided free of charge to all; however restrictions for minors may result based on the wishes of the minor's parent or legal guardian. Training Classes in the use of Computers, the Internet and Reference Data Bases may be offered from time-to-time. These classes are open to every person on a first-come basis free of charge. For more information, e-mail or call 742-7420.
Story Hours are available to all library users based on available space. Whenever it is possible story hours are also offered in Spanish. All children's programs are free of charge to everyone who attends. For more information, e-mail or call 688-4323.
Literacy Training is available in the library through Midland Need To Read. The library Staff offer no literacy or reading improvement training. However a strong relationship exists with the Midland Need to Read group and space for tutoring is offered free of charge to tutors and students. For more information, please call Midland Need-To-Read 682-9693.
The Midland County Public Library offers basic notary services to its patrons at no charge.  Notaries witness to an individual signing a document or sworn statement and nothing more.  They are not attorneys and may not help patrons fill out legal forms or offer legal advice.  The following are Midland County Library’s notary policies:
·         Notary services are only available during the library’s hours of operation as library time allows and are not available for the final 30 minutes before closing. 
·         Patrons desiring notary services should call ahead (432) 688-4320 or (432) 742-7400 to ensure a notary is available as service cannot be guaranteed to patrons who do not call ahead.
·         Notary services are offered at the library’s discretion and are not a primary or overriding library responsibility.  Librarians may, as the situation requires, leave a notarization in progress to attend to other patrons or other library needs.
·         All individuals seeking notarization as well as any known witnesses must provide valid photo identification or passport issued by a United States governmental agency.
·         Witnesses will NOT be provided by the library nor may witnesses be obtained from general library patrons.  Witnesses must have personal knowledge of the individual requiring the notarization and witnesses must provide appropriate and valid photo identification.
·         A notary and the patron seeking notarization must be able to communicate directly with each other.  Library notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a notary service patron.
·         Documents presented must have the notarial certificate included.  A notarial certificate may be applied at the notary’s discretion.
·         Notary service is limited to three (3) documents per person, per visit.
·         Notary service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.
·         Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document or circumstances of the request for notary service raise any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt or uncertainty for the Library.  In this event, the Library notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service.
·         The notary will only attest to documents signed in his/her presence.
Notary service is NOT available for:
·         Documents in any language other than English
·         Deeds, Property, Mortgages or other real estate closing documents, Wills, Living Wills, Living Trusts, Codicils, or Depositions
·         Public record documents or photocopies of public record documents including birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage licenses
·         Business documents or documents for any business organizations
·         I9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) form     
****Library notaries reserve the right to refuse to notarize ANY document for any reason****
Borrower's Card
Proof of Residence is required to obtain a borrower's card.  A Borrower's Card is not required to use the library. However, a library card is required to check out, or use all library owned electronic devices, such as computer chargers, iPads, etc. Additionally, these devices are for in library use only.


Minors are issued a library card upon the request from their parent or legal guardian.
The parent or guardian must also have a valid borrower's card and that adult must be in good-standing
with the use of that card (e.g. no overdue items, no fines or fees owed to the library, and/or no lost and unpaid for items).

Parents and guardians of minors are the only persons who can restrict what a minor checks out of the collection.
Library staff will not accept the responsibility of the parent or legal guardian in determining the age or gender appropriateness items a minor selects to check out of the collection.

For More information, e-mail or call 688-4330 Downtown/742-7400 Centennial.