Children must be at least in kindergarten, able to sign their own names, and accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who has an ID with current name and address. People ages 14 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 them in to the library.
HOW MANY BOOKS MAY I TAKE OUT AT A TIME?
Ten books for children under 14, unlimited 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?
Make sure you have a current library card 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. You may borrow up to 5 items at one time. Make sure you select S 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?
Come in to the library or bookmobile. Tell the librarian who the memorial or honorarium is for, who is 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 towards the building fund.
To adopt a book or magazine, choose an author, title or yearly magazine subscription. A book plate will be typed with your name and placed in the book or magazine.
CAN I GET PHOTOCOPIES OR FAXES AT THE LIBRARY?
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, see ILL.
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 DO NOT ASK FOR NEW BOOKS ON 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.
WHAT IS 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.
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