Library Patrons can check out books, books on CD, periodicals, DVD's, CD's, VHS, Playaways, eAudios and Kits. Books and Books on CD are for 3 weeks and all other material is for 1 week. Material can be returned at the front desk or in the book drop located by the front entrance. Patrons must have a library card to check out material.
Cards are available to all city residents. Cards are available for rural residents also. More Information
$0.15 per day, per item for books, books on CD, and magazines. $0.25 per day, per item on DVD's, CD's, and VHS.
To Renew Material
You may call the Automated Renewal System by calling the Library at (208) 324-5427, then press 2, or press 3 to speak with a staff member. You may also renew materials via our online catalog. You will need your library card number and pin to renew online.
The library has a notary public. Please bring a photo ID and any unsigned documents. There is no fee for this service.
We have 12 adult, 6 teen, 5 children, 4 homework/job searching, and 2 temporary computers available. All computers are filtered and have access to the internet and word processing. Patrons must have their library card to use the computers. Adult patrons have 60 minutes per session. As long as no one is waiting for a computer, adults may extend their time in 15 minute increments. Guests, those who do not have a library card, can use a temporary computer for 30 minutes. Please see our Computer Policy.
What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?
Interlibrary loan is a transaction in which the Jerome Public Library borrows materials directly from another library on behalf of a patron. Printable Flyer
What can be borrowed?
Books, audio books, CDs, photocopies of magazine articles, etc. Some libraries will also lend videos and DVDs.
What information is needed to make a request?
Your name and telephone number, author, title, and ISBN if possible, a librarian can also assist you with the ISBN.
How long does it take to receive the item?
Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and generally will be available within three weeks. We cannot, however, guarantee that we will be able to find the item you want or guarantee a delivery date.
How much does it cost?
There is no charge for an interlibrary loan. However, a $1 donation is greatly appreciated for postage.
What else do I need to know?
You may request 2 items a month.
You must use your own library card.
Your card must be free of fines and overdue items.
Check-out time is 2 weeks with no renewals.
Libraries won’t lend items that were published less than six months ago.
Recorded Books has developed its own platform to download eAudiobooks. If you have a library card, use the above link to set up a new account on their website. This is a free service to all Jerome Public Library card holders.
The Library has two meeting rooms available for public use. The rooms must be booked in advance. To book a room and for more information please go to the Meeting Room page.
The Library offers school tours. Please call 324-5427, to schedule a time.
All staff can assist patrons with selecting and recommending material.
The Library greatly appreciates all of the volunteers. We are always in search of someone who wishes to donate their time. Please stop by and speak with the library staff about volunteering.
Volunteers are needed at the library! Typical ongoing volunteer jobs include:
- Shelving books
- Mending books
- Helping prepare for programming events
- Stamping books
- Laminating softback books
- Cleaning books
- and other tasks as assigned
The Jerome Public Library welcomes gifts of library materials, money for real property. These gifts help enrich and improve public library resources.
- We appreciate your donations! Books/CDs will be considered for addition to the library's collections, but if we cannot add your books, they will be placed in our Friends of the Library bookstore or sold in the bi- annual book sale to raise money for the library. Used books in good condition are accepted year round.
- Memorial books or other library materials may be donated in honor of a friend or relative, and are marked with a special bookplate.
- The library may or may not accept donations of specialized collections.
- All gifts or donations are tax deductible and the library will furnish a statement for tax purposes, but does not place a financial value on used items.
- No gifts are accepted unless given to the library without restriction.