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It’s so easy to get your library card…

Applying for your own library card is quick & simple!

Here’s what you’ll need to know:

If you are a resident of McDonald County, we will need to see a photo ID and something else with your current mailing address printed on it. (A check stub, utility or phone bill, etc…)

We have a very short & simple application card that you need to fill out, and then you’ll be ready to check out your first item!
[See examples of the Adult (16+) and Juvenile (under 16) application cards.]

It will be very helpful and time-saving if you bring the contact information (name, mailing address, and phone number) for your Alternate Contact with you. (This is for Adult applications only). This Alternate Contact must be someone that does not live at the same address as you, whom we may contact in case we need to reach you, and your own contact information has changed due to a move or new phone. A relative or longtime friend who lives nearby is preferred.

Please note: We do require that parents or legal guardians have a valid card with us before juveniles (under the age of 16) may apply for their own cards.

Out-of-county Patrons: If you do not live (or own property) in McDonald County, we have a small fee of $10 that will cover you and every family member in your home for an entire year. 
(We also have a reciprocal agreement with the Newton County libraries, so if you have a valid Newton County Library card, we will waive the $10 fee.)

The McDonald County Library operates solely on the very small amount of property taxes our residents pay each year, and this is why we have these Non-Residence fees, to help operate the library and purchase new items, so every patron fairly shares the cost.

We trust you will enjoy our unique and useful libraries.
We thank you for your patronage, and are looking forward to meeting you soon!

Featured Freeware: XnView photo browser

Once again we’re recommending one of our favorite FREE software programs, that you can download directly to your home PC or laptop!

This week’s featured freeware program: XnView 1.97

XnView is a powerful image browser used for viewing, converting, organizing and editing graphical & video files. With the amount of photos we generally take during the holiday season, sorting and finding the best ones can be a chore… And your camera may or may not have come with software that helps. But perhaps its time to try something different that offers many more options? XnView does things like “batch renaming” (changing the filenames of photos from the usual “IMG_1234.jpg” to something more useful such as “2010 Christmas with Aunt Jane 1234.jpg”); or even automatically re-sizing and improving the focus, color, and/or contrast of a group of photos all at once! That “Batch processing” feature is something that is often missing from professional photo software, and once you learn to use it (it’s really very easy) you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it!

Unlike many new programs, this works in virtually ALL versions of Windows, MacOS, Linux, and still more!
You can download it at:
And get more information at:

XnView is another one of our all-time favorites… Although there are many similar programs out there (some of them we like just because they are open-source) but we’ve been using XnView here at the library on our public & staff computers for most of the past decade, and it has many amazing options we’ve not seen in anything else. It is free of charge for private non-commercial, educational use and non-profit organizations, so you are free to download and use it on your own home, personal computer.

Spotlight On: Inter-Library Loan

If you need a particular book, or a book about an unusual subject, and we don’t have what you need here in McDonald county, we can borrow a book from another library for you!

The service is called Inter-Library Loan (or just I.L.L. for short), and for a very small postage fee – usually around $1 or $2 per book – we’ll borrow the book from another library that has it available.

Once the book arrives, we’ll notify you, and you can pick it up here at the Pineville Library.

When you are finished with the book (or whenever it comes due) just bring it back to the library and we’ll return the book to the original lending library for you.

And as of November 2010, we’ve just made it even easier and more convenient for you…
You can now place your request online!

If this is your first time using Inter-Library Loan,
you are encouraged to ask one of the library staff for assistance.
We are happy to help!

Featured Freeware: CCleaner

Here’s a new feature from your library:  Once every week (or so), we’re recommending one (or more) of our favorite FREE software programs, that you can download directly to your home PC or laptop!

This week’s featured freeware program:  CCleaner 3.0

CCleaner is a system optimization, privacy and cleaning tool. It removes unused files from your system – allowing Windows to run faster and freeing up valuable hard disk space. It also cleans traces of your online activities such as your Internet history. Additionally it contains a fully featured registry cleaner. But the best part is that it’s fast (normally taking less than a second to run) and contains NO Spyware or Adware!

You can download it at:
More information and other download options at the author’s website:

CCleaner is one of our all-time favorites… Get it today so you can clear space on your computer to install all of the other great freeware we’ll be featuring in the weeks to come!

Spotlight on: Audio Books

Did you know that the Library has audio books in both cassette and cd formats?

If you want to enjoy a book while you are driving or working, then audio is the way to go!   Why sit in traffic and listen to bad morning radio shows, when you could be enjoying your favorite book?  And, our library is involved in a leasing program, which means we are constantly adding titles to our collection.

Search for an audio book now…  cassette … or …  CD.