FAQ

 

Frequently Asked Questions: 
Last updated June 11, 2014


Can I drop my child off at the library for the Popcorn & a Movie program while I go run errands?

Can I print something from the computer or make copies at the Library?

Does the Library charge patrons when they return their materials late?

Does the Library provide computer/internet access to the public?

How can I find out if the Library has a particular book/subject that I want to check out?

How many discs of a Season may I check out at a time?

How many DVD's or VHS's may I have checked out at one time?

How much do I pay for my child to attend the Popcorn & a Movie program?

What are the Library's hours of operation?

What is required to obtain a library card?

What is the minimum age to use the computers?

What is the requirement for one to have access to use the Apple iMacs with built-in web cams?

Do you have wifi here?

 

 1. Can I drop my child off at the library for the Popcorn & a Movie program while I go run errands?

If the child is under the age of 10, then we're sorry, but the answer is 'no' because the workers at the Library cannot be held accountable for your child. If your child is 10 or older, then as long as you return before the end of the program, it is acceptable.

 2. Can I print something from the computer or make copies at the Library?

Yes. To print/copy, we charge .20 for each page printed/copied. If you are printing for school (K-12 grade), copies are .05 per page. If the print/copy is in color, it will be .50.

 3. Does the Library charge patrons when they return their materials late?

Yes. Fines are assessed for overdue materials at a rate of .25 each day for each bestseller; .50 each day for each video, DVD, or music CD; .10 each day for all other materials. However there are various programs throughout the year where you do not have to pay and have to perform a task or bring an item. Ask a librian for more information. 

            Best Sellers and Audio Books are checked out for 2 weeks.

            Non Best Sellers are checked out for 4 weeks.

           CD's, DVD's, and Videos are checked out for 1 week.

           Reference and Genealogy books cannot be checked out.

4. Does the Library provide computer/internet access to the public?

We have 24 public computers that offer internet access and Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 and programs for our patrons. Three of the computers are iMacs, so you must be able to operate one in order to have to access one of them.

         *If you need to print using a newer version of an Office program, please be sure to save your  file in the converted format.

5. How can I find out if the Library has a particular book/subject that I want to check out?

It is simple! Our new catalog system allows you to view your account record such as when your checked out items are due back, search through our catalog, reserve items, and more!

*  To log on and access your account, you must first have your patron user name which will be your 5-digit card number, and your patron pin which will be your first name only set up through the Library. You can either call us at 774-5480, or come to the Library to have it set up. Once you have done that, click here to begin searching.

6. How many discs of a Season may I check out at a time?

You may only have one disc from a season checked out at a time. For example, you can check out one disc from Scrubs and one disc from Heroes Season 1, but you can NOT check out two discs from Heroes Season 1. Also, be sure to look at Question #12 about the amount of DVD's you may have checked out.

7. How many DVD's or VHS's may I have checked out at one time?

You may only have 5 DVD's or VHS's checked out at a time PER HOUSEHOLD.

8. How much do I pay for my child to attend the Popcorn & a Movie program?

Suprisingly enough, you pay nothing! The drink, the popcorn, and the movie is all free!

9. What are the Library's hours of operation?

 The Library is open Tuesday - Thursday, from 10:00am-7:00pm; Friday and Saturday, from 10:00am-5:00pm.

 The Genealogy Room is open Tuesday - Thursday, from 11:00am - 7:00pm, Friday from 11:00am-5:00pm, and Saturday 1:00pm-5pm  only.

 10. What is required to obtain a library card?

To receive a Library card, you must: Be a resident of or work in Dale County, Alabama (If you don't fit this requirement you may still receive a Library card for a yearly membership fee of $15.00); Be able to provide identification with proof of residence.

Children through the age of 15 may apply for a Library card when a parent or legal guardian furnishes the appropriate identfication and accepts responsibility for any borrowed materials. (the parent or legal guardian must be present)

*The first library card is free; however, it is $3 to replace a lost card.

11. What is the minimum age to use the computers?

Children under the age of 10 will not be allowed to use the Library's main computers unsupervised. Supervision will consist of a parent, an older sibling at least 17 years old, or another responsible adult. 

Check out our Internet Policy for more information.

12. What is the requirement for one to have access to use the Apple iMacs with built-in web cams?

You simply must know how to operate an iMac.

13. Do you have wifi here?

Yes Only during the hours we are open. 

 

 

 

If you have any additional questions that are not answered here, please give us a call at 334-774-5480.


 

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