1) Does the library have wireless internet?
Yes, the entire library is equipped with WiFi.
2) Are there computers available for public use?
Yes, there are two computers available for word processing and internet usage. Please sign up at the front desk prior to using the computer. You will need to provide the following: Time In, Name, and Time Out. If there are people waiting to use the computer, your time is limited to 30 minutes; however, if no one is waiting to use the computer, there is no time limit. There are also two computers that are reserved strictly for searching the library catalog.
3) How long can I check out an item for?
VHS and DVD's: 1 Week. Not Renewable
Books, Audio Books, CD's, and Children's Books: 3 Weeks. Can Renew 2 Times (3 Weeks Each)
New Books: 3 Weeks. Not Renewable
4) How much are fines?
Books, Audio Books, and CD's: $0.15 Per Day
Children's Materials: $0.15 Per Day
New Fiction Books: $0.35 Per Day
DVD's: $0.50 Per Day
VHS: $0.35 Per Day
*There is also a 1 day grace period*
5) How do I renew an item?
Click the above LOGIN TO YOUR ACCOUNT link (it's in the upper right of any page on our site). Or, go to OCPL's homepage at www.onlib.org. From there, click on "My Account" on the left and then click on "Login to My Account". You will be prompted for your library barcode and PIN number. See #6 below if you don't know what either of these numbers are. Then, click on "Items Out" at the top of the page. This will list all of the items on your record. Simply click the check box next to the item(s) you want to renew and then click "Renew Selected Items". If an item has a hold on it, you will not be able to renew it. You can always call or visit the library if you need to renew an item.
6) How do I place a hold on an item?
To place an item on hold, first find that item on the online catalog. When you have found the item you want to place on hold, click on "Place Hold". It will then prompt you for your library barcode number and PIN number. Your library barcode number is on the front of your library card (It will look something like this: 2 9850 XXXXX XXXX). Please enter this number without spaces. Your PIN number was set when you registered for a library card. It is a 4 digit number. If you cannot remember your PIN number, please call or visit the library and we can reset it for you. On the next screen, you have the option to choose at which library you would like to pick up your item at and if you would like the activation of the hold to be delayed until a certain date.
7) How will I be contacted when a hold comes in for me?
Email notification is the default when you sign up for a library card. If you provided us with only a telephone number then, that's how you will be contacted. If you provided us with both, then you can tell us which one you would rather be contacted by. We can change your contact information at any time. Please call the Skaneateles Library at (315) 685-5135 if you have further questions.
8) How do I change my PIN number?
The only way to change your pin number is to call or visit the library. We cannot see what your old PIN number is, but we can change it to anything you would like (4 digit numbers only). If you call in, please make sure you have your library barcode number handy.
9) Can I return Skaneateles items to any library in Onondaga County?
You may return our items to any Onondaga County public library and you may also return any of the other Onondaga County public libraries' materials to our library. However, other libraries could have certain items that may only be returned to their library.
10) What kind of materials are available at the Skaneateles Library?
We offer materials for children, teens, and adults. Here is a selection of the materials we offer:
Books, Newspapers, Magazines, Large Print Books, VHS Tapes, DVD's, Music CD's, Books on CD, Books on Cassette, PlayAways (Books on MP3 Players), Book Kits.
11) Do you have a book sale?
The Skaneateles Library holds an annual book sale the second weekend in July. Besides the annual sale, the Library also has a bookshelf with used books on it for purchase year-round near the Books on CD. The Library gratefully accepts donations of books, videos, and CD's (both Audio Books and Music) from September 1st through June 30th. Please do not donate magazines, textbooks, or encyclopedias.
12) Do you take materials for the book sale?
The Library gratefully accepts donations of books, videos and CD's (audio books and music) from September 1st through June 30th. Please no magazines, textbooks, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, or encyclopedias.
13) What is the Summer Reading Program?
The Library participates in a summer reading program for school-aged children and offers incentives for children to participate through its Library Loot program. The program runs from the end of June through the end of August. Details are announced in late Spring.
What are the hours of the Barrow Art Gallery?
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