How do I get a library card?
Library cards are FREE to anyone who lives in Park County. Just bring proof of residence to your library, fill out a form, and you’re ready to go.
How long can I keep the items I checked out from the library?
Books, music CDs, books on CDs, children’s magazines–2 weeks
Movies (DVDs)–7 days; sorry, no renewals.
Books checked out on a teacher card–6 weeks
Why won’t the catalog let me renew my books online?
If your books are overdue, you can’t renew them yourself, although we can do it for you. It is also possible that your library card has expired. Please give us a call or stop by and we will check the status of your card.
Is there internet access in the library?
Yes! All three libraries have internet computers and wireless internet access. There are more people who want to use computers than there are computers, so you get one hour per day. The Cody library also has two first-come, first-serve e-mail computers which may be used for 15 minutes. You can read our internet use policy for more details.
Do you have some information about. . . ?
Probably. If you’re looking for a book on a particular topic, try searching Park County Library Catalog on the Home Page of this website. Enter a search term and tap enter or “go” on your computer or device.
If you are doing research for a school project, you might try some of our online resources. We have encyclopedias, databases of magazine and newspaper articles, and many other resources. You can also learn about your genealogy, find out how to fix your car, or take practice tests (GED, ACT, firefighter, cosmetology, and more). If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please come to the library or give us a call or e-mail.
How do I search the library catalog?
Please use the “Search Park County Library Catalog” search box from the Home page of this website. Enter a search term, such as an author or title and then tap enter or go on your computer or device. Once you enter the catalog, you might try an “exact” or “browse” search or use the Advanced Search option.
How do I find out if my library has a book or movie or CD?
Try searching the online catalog.
How do I request a book, movie, CD, etc.?
To request a book that your library (or some other library in the state) owns, find the item in the catalog, click on the “Place Hold” button, enter your library card number and PIN (which is probably wyld, unless you changed it), and click “Place Hold.” If the book is from outside of Park County, you’ll also get a screen asking how much you’re willing to pay. The standard charge is $3. You can also call or stop by the library. If you want something not owned by any libraries in Wyoming, stop by or give us a call and we will try to get it for you from out of state.
To suggest a book, CD, movie, or other resource for purchase by the library, stop by and fill out a request form or send us an e-mail.
I have a collection that I’d like to display in the library. How can I do so?
If you have artwork, crafts, or collections that you would like to display, please call or stop by the Powell or Cody libraries to inquire. More information and our full policy on displays is here.
How can I talk to a person to ask my question?
To talk to a human being during library hours, give us a call.