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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Holiday Closings
  • New Year's Day (January 1)
  • Easter Sunday (Date Varies)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Thanksgiving Day (Fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Eve (December 24)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • New Year's Eve (Library closes at 6:00 p.m.)
Book Sales
Book sales are held a different times. Please check our calendar for upcoming sales.
Books in Other Languages
Main Library, Scheben, and Florence branches carry books and audiobooks for children and adults in Spanish, and some in Japanese.
Color Copiers
The Library has color copiers. Black and white copies cost $0.15 per page. Color copies cost $0.50 per page.
Public computers with printing are available at each branch location. (Printing in black and white costs $0.15 per page. Printing in color is $0.50 per page.) You may save files to your own storage devices, or you may purchase 2 GB flash keys for $6.00 each at all branches.
Please bring any donation of books, videos, magazines, etc. to your nearest library branch.
Fax Machines
Only Main Library, Scheben, and Florence Branches have a fax machine. Domestic faxes cost $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each subsequent page. International faxes cost $3.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each subsequent page. Payments must be made by credit (Visa, Discover, American Express, MasterCard) or debit card. Local businesses also offer fax services.
Interlibrary Loan
If we do not own an item, you may request that we borrow the item from another library. Restrictions apply.
Internet Access
Internet access is available at each location. Please review the Library's Internet policy. Wi-Fi is available at Florence, Scheben, Main, and Walton. Florence, Scheben, and Main circulate laptops for use within the building.
Meeting Rooms
Meeting rooms are available for reservation at all branches. For more information, please check our meeting rooms page.
Microsoft Office
The Library provides Microsoft Office 2013 on all workstations. Staff support for Office is limited.
Notary Public
The Library does not offer this service. Your bank may have a notary.
Research Help
Librarians are always ready to help. If you have a question, you can call us at 342-BOOK(2665) or email us. If you would prefer help in person, schedule a one-on-one reference session. The Library also subscribes to many online resources.
Services for People with Disabilities
  1. All of our buildings are wheelchair accessible.
  2. Main Library has a wheelchair and a walker available.
  3. All public computers have the Magnifier, On-screen keyboard, and Narrator that come with Windows.
  4. A computer with adaptive technology is available at Main. This computer has screen reader software, dictation capabilities, and can be used with a modified keyboard or mouse.
  5. We also offer a homebound delivery program.
  6. The Library does not have books in braille, but we do have a wide selection of books on cassette or CD.
Only Main Library has a typewriter.
Complete a volunteer or, if you're a teen, a Teen Volunteer Application form, and we will notify you if we have any volunteer opportunities.

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