Guide to card application
Readers' card types of Suzhou Library
Readers' cards of Suzhou Library is divided into the Library card and the children's card.
Functions of Readers' card of Suzhou Library
Book-borrowing function of the readers' card: the cards can be used to borrow books, journals, audio and video materials from circulation department and branches of Suzhou Library.
Internet access function of the readers' card: the card can be used for free access to the Internet in the information hall of Suzhou Library, where library online information and Internet-related information can be searched and VOD on demand can be provided. This card can be also used to visit the Suzhou Library website to borrow e-books and to use data.
Payment function of the readers' card: readers can make a small deposit in their card which can be used for payment of overdue fees and other costs.
This card is valid only after it is registered (free of charge) at the help desk.
Basic functions of Suzhou Library Children's cards: the cards can be used to borrow books and children's audio and video materials from the Suzhou Library children's hall, audio-visual circulation room, branch libraries and children's mobile book caravan.
This card is valid from the issuing date till the day when the holder turns 16.
Issuing of Suzhou Library readers' card
Application condition for reader's card and children's card:
Readers aged 16 and above can apply for Suzhou Library readers' card.
Readers aged below 16 can apply for Suzhou Library children's card.
Issuing procedures for readers' cards and children's cards:
When applying for Suzhou Library readers' card, he/she shall bring identification card (military credentials, passports), fill out the "Application Form for Suzhou Library Readers' Card", and make a deposit of 50 Yuan. The card can only be refunded half a year after it is issued.
When applying for Suzhou Library children's card, he/she shall bring residence booklet, fill out the "Application Form for Suzhou Library Children's Card", and make a deposit of 30 Yuan. The card can only be refunded half a year after it is issued.
Card service time:
Issuing of new cards, re-issuing of lost cards and refunding of cards: 9:00 - 16:00 every day throughout the year; recharge, verification and loss report: 9:00 - 19:00; card replacement: 9:00 - 19:00 every day throughout the year at the general service desk and 19:00 - 21:00 every day in the circulation room; registration: 9:00 - 19:00 every day throughout the year at the general service desk; all branches shall be subject to their own opening hours.
Card service locations:
Suzhou Library general service desk, branch libraries and children's mobile book caravans.
Notes on the use of Suzhou Library readers' cards
Use of Suzhou Library readers' cards
The readers can verify their credentials at the verification point and enter the circulation room. The cards can be used to make payment at the service points.
Registration method of Suzhou Library readers' cards
Free verification system is applied to the Suzhou Library readers' cards. The cards need to be re-verified after being used for 10 years.
Loss reporting and re-issuing
If the readers' card or children's card is lost, the loss shall be reported to Suzhou Library. If the original card is found, you may go to the general service desk of Suzhou Library to cancel the loss-report.
A 5 Yuan re-issuing fee will be charged for re-issuing of a new card, and the original deposit will remain valid.
Please properly keep Suzhou Library readers' card. The deposit can be recovered by showing the card and valid credentials when refunding the card.
The card holders shall comply with the relevant provisions of Suzhou Library.
The usage restrictions and borrowing function of Suzhou Library readers' card shall be interpreted by Suzhou Library.