Waterford Library - Services

By: Waterford Public Library  05/12/2011
Keywords: loan, libraries, Interlibrary Loan

What is interlibrary loan? When you've searched our catalog and you don't find what you are looking for, let us try and get it for you from another library. Through our Interlibrary Loan Service (ILL), we can request materials from other libraries in the State of Connecticut.

Who can use this service? This service is available to Waterford residents and non-resident customers with valid library cards.

Does it cost anything? There is no fee for this service. The library will not request any item for which there is a fee from the lending library.

How long will it take to get the item I need? Please allow a minimum of ten (10) business days for items to arrive. We will contact you via telephone or e-mail when the item arrives.

What can I borrow? Mostly books. Please note, some materials are not available through ILL, such as entertainment DVDs, music CDs, and reference materials. It is also very difficult to obtain best sellers and other books published within the last 12 months.

How many items can I request through interlibrary loan? Customers may have up to 5 active ILL requests in our system at one time.

What is the loan period? The usual loan period for an ILL item is three weeks.

Any additional questions please call the library at 860-444-5805 ext. 2.

 

  LOAN PERIODS

FINES

   
7 DAY LOANS  
  • Children's DVDs
  • Documentary DVDs
  • Feature Film DVDs
  • Magazines
  • Red Hot Reads

.25 per day/$3.00 maximum

   
2 WEEK LOAN  
  • NEW books
  • Audiobooks
  • Great Courses on CDs
  • Mysic CDs
  • Playaways

.10 per day/$3.00 maximum

   
3 WEEK LOAN  
  • NEW books over 600 pages
  • All other books
  • All other nonfiction DVDs
  • Great Courses on DVDs

.10 per day/$3.00 maximum

   
2 DAY LOAN  
$5.00 per day/$25.00 maximum
   
PLEASE NOTE: 5 DVDs, 5 music CDs, 5 audio books, and 3 Playaways at one time.
   
REPLACEMENT FOR LOST LIBRARY CARD - $1.00

Library cards are provided free of charge to Waterford residents who provide proof of residency.  Non-residents are served under the statewide Connecticard program and must bring valid cards from their hometown libraries.

The Library provides a book drop at the Quaker Hill Fire House for the convenience of our customers. To ensure that in-demand material be available to all customers in a timely fashion we ask that Red Hot Reads, 7 day DVDs be returned directly to the Library.

The Waterford Public Library is pleased to offer museum passes for free or discounted admission to local attractions.  Please note the following regulations:

  • Passes are available on a first come, first served basis
  • Passes circulate for two (2) days
  • There are no holds, reserves or renewals allowed
  • Passes may be checked out with a valid adult library card from any Connecticut public library
  • Only one pass per family
  • Passes must be returned to the Waterford Public Library and may not be deposited in the book drop
  • Overdue fines are $5.00 per day

Museum passes are available for the following museums:

   

DISCOUNT

  Admits 4 people at discounted price.
Regular Admission:
$7.00 Adult - $7.00 Senior - $7.00 Child
Children under 1 free
   
   

FREE

  Admits 2 adults & 2 children free
Regular Admission:
$6.00 Adult - $3.00 Senior (65 and over)
$3.00 Children (ages 6-17)
 
   
   

FREE

Admits 2 people free
Regular Admission:
$5.00 Suggested donation
 
   
   

FREE

  Admits 4 people of any age free
Regular Admission:
$8.00 Adult - $7.00 Senior & Student
Children 12 and under free
 
   
   

DISCOUNT

  Admits 6 people at discounted price

Regular Admission:

$19.45 Adult - $17.95 Senior
$14.45 Children (Ages 2-12)
   
   

DISCOUNT

  2 passes for adults, 2 passes for children at discounted price
Regular Admission:
$26.00 Adult - $23.00 Senior (60 or over)
$19.00 Child (Ages 3-17)
Children 2 and under free
 
   
   

FREE

 
1 Vehicle per pass
Free Admission for 2 adults and 4 children at
Dinosaur, Fort Trumbull and Gillette Castle State Parks
   
   

FREE

  Admits 2 Adults & 2 Children (ages 6-17) free
Regular Admission:
$10.00 Adult
$8.00 Senior (62+)
$5.00 Student (age 13 to college student with ID)
Child age 12 and under free
     

The Library provides a book drop at the Quaker Hill Fire House for the convenience of our customers. The book drop is emptied on a regular basis and no late fees are accrued on items returned in the book drop. To ensure that in-demand material be available to all customers in a timely fashion we ask that RED HOT READS, 7-day videos, and Playaways be returned directly to the Library.

Customers with wireless equipped devices, such as laptops, can now surf the Web throughout the library. All you need is a laptop or other wireless capable device that supports the Wi-Fi standard (also know as IEEE 802.11b).

* Most Wi-Fi equipment will be compatible. However, the library cannot guarantee the compatibility of your equipment with the library’s network.

Check the following settings to enable access:

* Select ‘Obtain an IP address automatically,’ and ‘Obtain DNS server address automatically.’

* Select WPL from the available networks. No passwords, user names or encryption settings are required.

* Wireless users are reminded that their transmissions are not as secure as those on a wired network and should take precautions not to disclose sensitive data, such as credit card or bank account information.

* Printers are not available via the wireless connection.

* There is no staff available to assist with setting up wireless Internet on your computer device or to do any troubleshooting.

* The library assumes no responsibility for the configurations, security or files on your laptop or other device resulting from connection to the library’s wireless network. Wireless users assume all risks in this regard.

The information in this article was current at 02 Dec 2011

Keywords: Interlibrary Loan, libraries, loan

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