Monday, September 14, 2009

Resume of Library Services

With school starting again, we thought it would be a good idea to give a resume of the library services available to you.

LIBRARY CARDS- any resident of Wisconsin is eligible for a library card, free of charge. This card is good in South Central Library System; this includes libraries in Adams, Columbia, Dane, Green, Portage, Sauk and Wood counties.

NEW BOOKS- On the first day of each month the new books are put on the New Book shelf. (Hot or high demand titles are put out as then are processed.)

MAGAZINES- You may check out back issues of any of our magazines. These issues will be under the magazine on the shelf. There is no limit to the number of magazines you can check out.

MUSIC/MOVIES- We have a growing collection of movies of all types on DVD and we still have some VHS tapes. Also available is our CD collection with over 2,000 music titles, more available from other libraries.

COMPUTERS-The Library has twenty Internet stations with word-processing programs and you can also bring in your wireless devise to use the Internet here.

PROGRAMS- Children’s programs include storytimes, after school programs and family programs. Adult programs include book groups, computer classes and instructional programs. Summer Library program is offered for all ages.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN- You can try to get any book, movie, etc from other libraries via LINKcat. If your title isn’t available, we can try what we call Outerlibrary loan to get titles from libraries out of the South Central System.

MEETING ROOMS- We have a Conference Room (a small meeting room) and the Community Room that are available for meetings during and after library hours. A deposit or fee is required for use of the Community Room. Study Rooms are also available during library hours but no reservations are allowed.

AV EQUIPMENT- We have an Overhead Projector, Opaque Projector, Slide Projector, Tape Recorder, Portable CD players, Sony Digital Video Camera, Flip Mino Video camera, MP3 Players (iPod Shuffle & E-Matic), LCD Projector, and a Magnifier. The magnifier or portable video magnifier is designed for use by individuals with low vision. This system includes a camera unit and a black and white monitor with a handle for transport. Objects and text are magnified from 15 to 25 times original size.

These are most of the library materials and some of the services available to the public. We also do test proctoring, have copy machines (black/white and color) and a fax machine. But the staff is not here just to get materials for you. If you need the answer to a question or some other information, we will be happy to help you. Don’t forget that this is your library and we love to help you find what you need.

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