Residents of Port Allegany Borough, Annin Township, Liberty Township, Eldred Borough, Eldred Township, and Otto Township are in the library's service area. All other PA residents requesting a library account at S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library must have proof of a library account at their home library before applying for a library account outside of their library service area.
Children (up to age 17) must be attending Kindergarten (public, private, cyber or home school), able to sign their own name, and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has an ID with current name and address to obtain a library card. People ages 18 and up must have some form of ID with current name and address. This may include: driver's license, report card, mail addressed to you, check.Come into the library and fill out an application.
HOW DO I RENEW A BOOK?
Call the library at 642-9210 during open hours to have books renewed or bring the book into the library.
HOW MANY BOOKS MAY I TAKE OUT AT A TIME?
Ten books for children under age 18, thirty books for adults. However, all books on one subject may not be checked out by one person. Remember, fines are $.10 per book per day and video fines are $1.00 per video per day.
HOW DO I BORROW E-BOOKS?
Patrons in the library's service area must have a current S.W. Smith Memorial Public Library account with a barcode number starting with 40642. If you don't have one, come into the library with your old card and have the barcode updated. Go to the home page and click on the Overdrive link: https://senecalibraries.overdrive.com/ . You may borrow up to 5 items at one time. Make sure you select Samuel W Smith Library and put in your whole library card number, no pin number is required. Chose 7 or 14 day loan period. Download and enjoy!
HOW DO I PLACE A MEMORIAL OR HONOR SOMEONE OR ADOPT A BOOK OR MAGAZINE?
Call or come into the library. Tell the librarian who the memorial or honorarium is for, who it is from, and where you want a card sent and your address. Then you must decide if you want the money to be used for a book, audiobook, e-book or put toward the building fund.
To adopt a book or magazine, call the library and ask for available options. We will provide you with a list of authors, titles, or yearly magazine subscriptions. A book plate will be printed with your name and placed in the book or magazine.
Photocopies and computer copies are $.50 per page. Faxes can be received at the library at 814-642-7555. Pages received are $1.00 per page. Faxes can be sent from the library at a cost of $2.00 per page.
HOW CAN I HELP RAISE MONEY FOR THE LIBRARY?
Join Friends of the Library, The Auction Committee, The Card Series, or participate in one of the many small fundraisers we have during the year. Follow us on our FaceBook Page for details: https://www.facebook.com/swsmithlibrary/
HOW DO I RESERVE A BOOK?
Call the library at 642-9210 during open hours or stop in at the library, and ask us to reserve any title. If the library does not own the book, ask for the Inter Library Loan (ILL) librarian on duty.
WHAT IS ILL?
ILL stands for Inter-Library Loan. The library can try to borrow any book from other libraries in the state. You may click on ACCESS PA to search the Pennsylvania Database. If the book is not on ACCESS PA, we send the request to Warren Library and they try to find the title somewhere else. Most libraries send ILL books for a one month checkout period. Please understand that newly released books may not be available to borrow through ILL. We must wait until the books have been available for at least 3 months before asking to borrow through ILL.
WHAT DOES THE "S. W." IN S. W. SMITH STAND FOR?
Samuel Walter Smith.
Who are the FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY?
A group of interested people who meet monthly and help raise money and volunteers for the library. Meetings are usually held the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:00. Call the library at 642-9210 for more information.
WHAT IS THE CARD SERIES?
500 and bridge is coordinated by Dotty Anderson. Money raised by this series goes towards current financial needs at the library such as summer reading. Call the library at 642-9210 for more information.