About Us

Collections

We have a nice variety of popular fiction and non-fiction books. We are enlarging our DVD collection and still have VHS movies. Our collection of films centers on old classics and Academy Award winners along with some of the latest popular kids and adult films. Even though we are a small library, we try to supply our patrons with their favorite authors and current information.

Services

  • Photocopying is 20¢ a page, 10¢ each for copies over 20.
  • Outgoing faxes are $1 for one or two pages, 50¢ a page over two pages. Incoming faxes are .20 per page.
  • Copies made from the computers are 20¢ each.
  • We carry State and Federal Income Tax forms.
  • We offer wireless internet.
  • We have six internet computers for public use.

Policies

Borrowing Policy

  • Books circulate for 3 weeks unless otherwise indicated. Videos and DVDs circulate for 2 days.
  • Fines are 5 cents per day for books, 1.00 per day for videos and DVDs.
  • 1.00 fine for not rewinding videos.
  • Library cards are free to first time members. There will be a fee of $2.00 for replacement cards.

Patron Policy

In order to allow all patrons of Montgomery Area Public Library to use its facilities to the fullest extent during its regularly scheduled hours, the Board of Trustees has adopted the following rules and regulations:

  1. Patrons shall be engaged in activities associated with the use of a public library while in the building. Patrons not engaged in reading, studying, or using library materials may be required to the leave the building.
  2. Patrons shall not consume food or beverages, smoke, use tobacco products in the library.
  3. Patrons shall not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  4. Patrons shall not engage in any illegal activity while in the library.
  5. Patrons shall respect the rights of other patrons and shall not harass or annoy others through noisy or boisterous activities, by staring at another person with the intent to annoy that person, by following another person about the building with the intent to annoy that person, by playing audio equipment so that others can hear it, by singing or talking loudly to others or in monologues, or by behaving in a manner which reasonably can be expected to disturb other persons.
  6. Patrons shall not interfere with the use of the library by other patrons or interfere with library employees’ performance of their duties,
  7. Any materials removed from the library must be checked out on a valid library card other standard library procedures such as inter library loan.
  8. Patrons shall not deface or mar books, magazines, newspaper, recordings or other items of the library collection, nor shall they deface, mar or in any way destroy or damage library furnishings, walls, machines or other library property.
  9. Patrons shall not be permitted to enter the building without a shirt other covering of the upper body or without shoes or other footwear. Patrons whose bodily hygiene is so offensive as to constitute a nuisance to other patrons may be required to leave the building.
  10. Each patron shall be responsible for any fines, fees or other charges in accordance with the library’s standard schedules. Failure to pay these fines will result in suspension of borrowing privileges.
  11. Children 8 years old and under may not be left in the library without an accompanying adult.
  12. Cell phone use is prohibited in the library.
  13. Abusive patrons may be referred to the Director in charge. If the patrons continues to be abusive, the police will be called.
  14. Parents shall control small children so as not to annoy other patrons using the library.

Any patrons not abiding by these rules and regulations of the library may be required to leave the library premises. Any patron who violates the library rules and regulations may be denied the privilege of access to the library by the library’s Board of Trustees on recommendation of the Director. Any patron whose privileges have been denied may have the decision reviewed by the Board of Trustees. This policy supersedes and rescinds all previous policies on this subject matter. Initiated 6/06

Computer and Internet Policy

The primary purpose of the library’s computer and Internet access is to pursue educational, business and career research.
The Internet is an unregulated medium. Not all sources on the Internet provide information that is current, accurate, or complete. The Library is unable to control or monitor the content or presentation of materials on the Internet, which can change quickly and without warning.
All Computer and Internet users are expected to use these resources in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided, and to follow the rules and regulations posted at the library’s computer workstation. This policy supersedes and rescinds all previous policies on this subject matter.
Initiated 6/06

Rules and Regulations for Computer and Internet Use

There are six public computers in the library for patron use. Patrons wanting to use a computer will be required to sign the Computer Sign-up sheet at the desk and present a library card. Computer usage will be limited to two hours per day. The two hours may be consecutive or may be divided between two visits. Exceptions to this policy will be made on an as needed basis, such as a proctored test, income tax preparation or research project. The librarian will determine if an exemption will be granted. Approved 09/04/2012. Montgomery Library Board of Trustees.

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