Your barcode number is the number located on the back of your library card. Barcode numbers begin with the string "BJOH".
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Yes. The library's interlibrary loan service allows borrowers to obtain nearly any item owned by a library in the United States. Interlibrary loan requests can be placed online, by phone at 515-278-5233, or at any of the library's service desks.
The library is glad to accept requests for additions to the collection. All requests are given serious consideration within the constraints of budget and selection policy. If the item you request is purchased, you will be notified when it is available for checkout. Purchase requests can be placed online, by phone at 515-278-5233, or at any of the library's service desks.
If the item you're looking for is checked out, you may place a hold request on the item by phone at 515-278-5233, online, or at any of the library's service desks. You will receive an email, phone call, or text message notifying you when the item is ready for pick-up.
Materials can be returned 24 hours a day at the drop box located at the exterior of Johnston Public Library near the main entrance or at our Beaver Creek Elementary or Horizon Elementary drive-up book returns. Materials can be returned at the library's inside drop box during library hours.
Most materials can be renewed twice if not requested by other borrowers. Renewals may be made at the circulation desk, by phone at 515-278-5233 during regular library hours, or online.
By default, passwords are the 2-digit month, 2-digit day, and 4-digit year (mmddyyyy) of the account holder's birthday. The default password for an account holder with a birthday of October 7, 1976, for example, would be 10071976.
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Most materials can be renewed twice if not requested by other borrowers.