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How do I apply for a library card?
To apply for a library card you need to present picture ID with your current Yavapai County address. If your identification does not have your correct address we need to see proof of residency.
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Acceptable forms of identification are:
Current Driver's License
Current State Issued ID card
Military ID card showing active status
Current School Issued ID card
Current Passport
Acceptable forms of proof of residency are:
Current Arizona Driver's License
Current Arizona Identification Card Mail
Recent Utility Bill in Your Name
Imprinted Personal Check
Current Lease or Rental Contract
Voter Registration Card with Current Address
Current Vehicle Registration or Insurance Card showing Name and Current Address
Piece of Mail addressed to you and Postmarked within the past 45 days

How many items may I check out?
We allow you to check out up to 50 items at any one time; however, only 8 of those items may be Audio Visual Materials.
Where do I return my items?
We do have an outside book drop for books only, and an outside Audio/Visual drop box.  Please make sure you use the correct drop box.  Charges of $2.00 per item will be incurred if Audio/Visual materials are dropped into the Book drop, or $2.00 per item if books are dropped into the Audio/Visual drop box.

You may also drop items off inside the library during normal business hours.

What are the library's hours?
Our hours are:
Monday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We are closed Sunday.
Check out closes down 15 minutes prior to closing. Our phone number is 928-634-7559 and is on every receipt so if you cannot make it back in, please give us a call and we can renew your items by phone.

How many times may I renew my items?
You can renew your items up to three times total, as long as there is not a hold on the item you want to renew.
Are there public computers I may use?
Your library card is also good for up to ninety minutes a day on one of our public use computers, but if you have your own computer, you may go directly to our website at and from there you may place holds on items, renew items, view your account and research many great databases. Twenty minute computers are also available. 
The Cottonwood Public Library also has free WiFi access for those patrons with personal laptop computers.

What if I do not have a library card?
If you do not have a library card with us, are over 18 years of age, and would like to use one of our Public Use Computers, you may obtain a guest card at our Reference Desk. The guest card is good for up to ninety minutes on the computers.