Borrowing Information

Material TypeCheckoutlimits
Adult, Teen, & Children’s Books3 weeksno limits
Playaway Devices3 weekslimit 2
Teen Graphic Novels3 weekslimit 5
New Adult Books2 weeksno limits
Adult Paperbacks3 weeksno limits
Pamphlet File Materials3 weeksno limits
Board Games3 weeksno limits
Audio Books & CDs2 weeksno limits
Telescope Kit2 weeksno limits
Other Adult & Children Kits3 weeksno limits
Cake Pans2 weeksno limits
DVDs1 weeklimit 6

Renewal Policy

Most materials can be renewed once by calling the library or going online. No renewals for items on reserve.

Overdue Fees

  • Books and periodicals: $.05 cents per day
  • Audio Books and Cassettes: $ .10 cents per day
  • CDs: $1.00 per day
  • Video Tapes: $ .10 cents per day
  • DVDs: $1.00 per day

The full Library Circulation Policy detailing information on user privileges (library card eligibility), checkout limits, and overdue fees may be read here: Library Circulation Policy (Reviewed March 2023).

Library Cards

  • It is necessary to have a valid library card in order to check out materials or to access electronic resources away from the library.
    • Residents of the City of La Vista are taxed for library services and receive a borrower’s card without an additional charge. 
    • La Vista Business owner’s, Metropolitan Community College students, faculty and staff, active duty military living in Sarpy County, City of La Vista employees, and Papillion La Vista School District teachers can also receive a membership at no additional cost.
  • People who live outside the city limits are not taxed for library services, but are welcome to join the library by paying a non-resident fee. Library cards are $60 annually, $35.00 for 6 months, or $7.00 for 1 month. Purchasing a Non-resident library card will give access for the entire family household.
  • Lost library cards can be replaced for $3.00
    • Library cards will be issued to all adults 16 and older and minor children ages 5-15 with parental consent.

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

The La Vista Public Library participates in resource sharing through Interlibrary Loan. This service provides access to materials in libraries throughout the United States. Patron’s account must be in good standing prior to placing an interlibrary loan request and prior to receiving the materials. The Library will borrow from other libraries as well as lend materials through this service.

A processing fee will be charged for each interlibrary request. Currently those who request this service must pay an upfront of $3. If the library is unable to find another party willing to lend us the requested item the $3 will be returned.

You may read the library's full ILL Policy here: Interlibrary Loan Policy (Reviewed September 2023)

Internet Policy

The La Vista Public Library does not monitor, and has no control over, information accessed through the Internet and cannot be responsible for its content. As with all other library materials, children's access to the Internet is the sole responsibility of the child's parent or guardian. 

You may read the library's full Internet Policy here: Internet Policy (Reviewed September 2023)

Unattended Children

Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult guardian at all times when in the library.

Food and Drink

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the library. 
  • Water in a sealed container with a screw top lid is allowed with the exception of inside the computer lab.

You may read the full Food and Drink Policy here: Food and Drink Policy (Reviewed May 2022)

Bulletin Boards

  • To have something posted on the library bulletin board organizations must first get approval by the library director.

You may read the full Bulletin Board policy on what notices we might accept here: Library Bulletin Board Policy (Reviewed May 2022)

Library Personnel 

  • Library personnel will follow regulations as set forth in the City of La Vista, Nebraska Personnel Manual. 
  • Library Personnel Policy (Reviewed March 2023)

Financial Policy

If you are interested in making a financial donation to the library please speak to the library director. To read more about the library's budgetary decisions you can read our Finance Policy here: Finance Policy (Reviewed September 2023)

Makerspace and Special Equipment

To see information on policies regarding special equipment (3D printer, telescope kit, etc.) click the link to this page.