The city’s public libraries are a favorite topic of discussion during library nights, but many libraries have different types of cards, so we decided to take a look at each type.
Midnight Library card type: A midnight card is one that’s issued only after midnight and it’s issued at the library.
Buffalo Library card types: There are two types of Buffalo library cards, a daytime card and a night card.
The daytime card is issued during daylight hours, and it only covers the library’s hours.
The night card covers the same hours, but with night hours extended for one more hour.
The Buffalo Library says they can only issue daytime cards to patrons in their library hours, so if you’re looking to visit at night, make sure you’re checking the library hours on your phone before going to bed.
Juvenile Library card: Juvie cards are issued by the Juvenile Justice Commission of Tennessee.
They have no expiration date, but you can renew them at the beginning of each library year.
Summer Library card : Summer cards are the first type of library card.
They’re issued to students who enroll in classes at the University of Tennessee’s campus.
Winter Library card (non-winter): Winter cards are not issued during the summer and are issued only in the winter.
Libraries in other states have different card types.
In Kentucky, a library card issued at a different location has the same expiration date as the library card in Nashville.
Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, has a library in the Dallas Public Library, and the library cards issued there are also issued by another public library.