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Find a book

Visit the Book Finders section of our Reader's Cafe space.

Use the 'Place Hold" button in the online catalog or ask a librarian to place one for you.

My Account

We now have available reading history and you can opt in or out.

Patrons will need to opt in to the service by clicking on Contact Information and Preferences. Go to the bottom of the page and click on Maintain reading history. Previously checked out items will not appear but anything checked out in the future will.

Visit the My Account page of the online catalog to view and edit your holds. You’ll need your library card number and a PIN.

The checkout interval for books is three weeks.  You can also renew the book up to three times.

DVD movies can be checked out for 7 days maximum unlike CD's and books which have a 21 day loan period.

CD's can be checked out for three weeks, just like books and can be renewed up to three times.

You can now pay your fine online!  Go to the "My Account" link in the search bar at the top of of any page (including this one) and click the orange "Pay Fines" button.  There is a $3 minimum for using this service.  Be assured that this is a safe and secure service provided for your convenience and maintained to protect your privacy and confidential information. You can view our privacy policy here. You can also stop by your local library and pay your fine at the customer service desk.  We currently do not have telephone based payment.

Downloadables

Are you wondering why the library doesn't own the eBook title you want to read? Some of the major publishers and their subsidiaries will not sell eBooks to libraries. The library community is working to remedy this situation, but until it is resolved with the publishers simply ask a librarian to recommend a similar title in digital format.

Check which publisher produces the eBook you are looking for. If the book is published by Simon & Schuster or Brilliance Audio it is currently unavailable for the library to purchase.

For instructions on downloading see the Help Links on this page.

eBooks can be checked out for 21 days maximum just like regular books.

eAudioBooks are spoken by narrators and eBooks are a medium that you read.

General

Pre-register for a library card online or stop at the customer service desk in any branch.

PDF stands for Portable Document Format. You can use a free program like Adobe Reader to read our PDF files.

Researching

There are over 50 topics and subtopics available in our Research Room.  Use the navigation pane on the left side of the page or the topics featured here to browse all these topics.

These include journal articles, magazines, newspapers, etc. that are unavailable for free on the internet. Accessing these resources requires a library card. They are available in the Research Room along with librarian chosen top web sites.

Give suggestions, reviews and comments

In our online catalog: Click on Write a Review anywhere it appears. You may also leave comments at our Reader's Choice Blog and our Books for Discussion Blog.

To make a purchase suggestion use this form or ask for a purchase request form at your local library.
To obtain materials published more than 2 years ago please indicate on the online form that you would like the material borrowed from another library.

Rent a Space

The Viridian Event Center is our new multi-purpose facility capable of hosting a large variety of events. View Event center details.

Receptions, corporate events, concerts, festivals, theater performances and galas are just a sample of what can be done. Browse Viridian upcoming events.

The library offers 20+ meeting rooms throughout our system to library card holders to host meetings that are open to the public and not for commercial purposes. (meeting room reservation details and policy) The Viridian is a full-service event center open to all types of groups, functions, events, private and public, commercial or not. We provide a space with resources to make planning and hosting an event a snap, from top of the line audio/visual equipment to an experienced event staff to help with the details. The rental rates are competitive and support the library in providing a valuable resource to the community. Visit the Viridian Event Center  site to learn: www.viridiancenter.org.