General Information

Library Cards
Your library card is the best charge card you will ever own, because it gives you free access to a world of information, education, and entertainment; plus, there is no fee as long as you return borrowed materials by their due dates.

Your Rawlins Municipal Library card is free when you live in the City of Pierre, the city of Fort Pierre, or Hughes county. To obtain a card, come in to the library, complete an application and provide proof of residency. A parent or legal guardian must authorize the application for a minor.
You are welcome to access information via the internet at our facility.

Please read the Rawlins Municipal Library Internet Use Policy prior to using a Library Internet computer for the first time. A parent or legal guardian must authorize a minor's use of our Internet computers.

For your convenience, you may return videos, DVDs, audio books, CDs, books, comics, and magazines in the outside materials return boxes any time. Please return art prints in the library.

Public Internet Access Computers
Rawlins Library has several computers available for your use. In addition, we provide free Wi-Fi so you may access the internet conveniently from our building through your own device. Please read the Rawlins Municipal Library Internet Use Policy prior to using our computers for the first time. A parent or legal guardian must authorize a minor's access to the internet on our computers.

Renewing Library Loans
We will be happy to renew items and place holds on items for you. Just call the library at 605-773-7421.

Every Sunday and Wednesday are fine free days. Bring any overdue item into the library and we will cancel the fine. Remember, you must bring the overdue item to the circulation desk rather than returning it in an outside return box.

Circulation Policy
Item Check Out Limit Loan Period (days)
Books no limit 30
Audio Books no limit 30
Videos no limit 7
DVDs 10 7
CD-ROMS 7 7
Music CDs no limit 7
Magazines no limit 7
eBooks 5 7, 14, or 21

If you are an adult checking out material for a child, use the following guide:
  • Theme backpacks: three for one week
  • Theme tubs: three for one week
  • Sets with books, puppets, or plush characters and/or music: three for one week