SERVICES

COMPUTERS & WIFI

The Library has 12 public access computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office software on three (The selection of MS Office programs varies from computer to computer) 9 of the computers are Macs. 9 of the computers are located at seated work stations, and may be reserved up to 24 hours in advance for a one-half hour or one-hour time block. Reserved time is limited to one hour per day. Call us at 362-2607 to reserve a computer.

Across from the work stations are 3 stand-up computers which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. These are intended for short-term use and will be limited to 15 minutes if others are waiting. All 8 of these computers are linked to a non-color printer. Printing is 15 cents per page.

A fourth stand-up computer is located on the mezzanine level, and is not attached to a printer.

Two children’s room computer offers Internet access only. No printing is available.

Two computers in the YA room. No printing is available.

Please note that Internet connections are not filtered. Parents are responsible for supervising their children’s computer use.

Wifi
The Library offers free wifi, which extends throughout the building and into the parking lot. Several work spaces with plug-ins for laptops are available in the Library.

PHOTOCOPYING

A self-service photocopy machine is located next to the front desk. Copies are 15 cents per page.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

If MSL does not own a book, we may be able to borrow it from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL). Requests may be placed in person, by phone or by filling out the “Ask us to find a book” form under Quick Links. ILL service is restricted to printed books. A book is not eligible for ILL until it is at least six months old. If you are trying to obtain a new item, please use the “Suggest a purchase” form found in Quick Links.

ILL services are available to Library cardholders whose accounts are in good standing. There is a limit of 3 active book requests. Any exceptions to the limit must be discussed in advance with the ILL librarian. Loans from other Vermont libraries usually take 3-5 business days, but may take longer.

Regular ILL service is free, but we gladly accept donations to help cover postage costs, about $3 per book.

The ILL loan period is set by the lending library and will vary. If you need to keep a book longer, please call us to request renewal 3-4 days before it is due. Renewals are determined by the lending library.

MSL is responsible for books borrowed from other libraries. Our borrowing privileges are jeopardized if anything is lost, damaged, or returned late. We may suspend ILL privileges of any customer who loses or damages books, or who habitually returns them late.