Reference | Youth Services | Outreach
- DVDs and Blu Ray Discs
- Audio books on CDs & Play Away’s (self-playing digital audio books) as well as Chester County Oral History Tapes
- Music CD’s
- Video games
- AV Reference books
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RENEWING MATERIAL | PLACING A HOLD ON LIBRARY MATERIALS
FINES, FEES AND CHARGES
You are eligible for a free library card if you live in Pennsylvania. Out of state patrons still qualify for a free library card if they work or attend school in Chester County. Otherwise an out-of-state fee of up to $20 may apply.
All applicants must show a valid ID (i.e., driver's license) verifying their current address. Photo ID is preferred but not required, as long as the document has address information.
Instructions for Getting a Library Card
· Bring the form to any Chester County Library with valid ID (i.e., driver's license) verifying your current address. Photo ID is preferred but not required, as long as the document has address information. Children may use parent or guardian ID with matching address.
· Sign the library card application. The application of a child 11 years old or younger must be signed by a parent or guardian.
· All applicants must be present at the library to sign for their new card.
Read the instructions above and take the filled out form to your local library.
Your first library card is free; lost cards may be replaced for $3.00.You may borrow most material for three weeks.
Audiobooks - 25¢/day ($10 max.)
Children's Books - 15¢/day ($10 max.)
CDs - 25¢/day ($10 max.)
Videocassettes/DVDs - 25¢/day ($10 max.)
Software/CD-ROMs/Video Games - 25¢/day ($20 max.)
Rental Books - 25¢/day ($10 max.)
Software Returned to Bookdrop - $5.00
Lost/Damaged Items - Replacement Cost
Printer Copies - * Black/White - 10¢/copy * Color Printing - 50¢/copy
Photocopies - * Black/White - 10¢/page * Color - 75¢/page * Microfilm 8.5 by 11 - 10¢/copy
* Microfilm 11 by 17 - 20¢/copy
Fax- Send Only - 75¢
Rental Audio Books - $2.00+tax/3 weeks
Rental Books - $1.50+tax/week
New Hit Videos/DVDs - $2.50+tax/3 days
All Other Videos/DVDs - $1.50 +tax/week
CD-ROMs/Software - $3.00+tax/week
Video Games - $3.00+tax/week
Owe more than $10.00 in fines?
You may not be able to check out or place holds on items.
In addition, if you owe $35.00 or more, you may be referred to Unique Management with a collection fee added. Access your account online to check your record for unpaid charges, or stop by the Circulation Desk at any library in the Chester County Library System.
If we have your current e-mail address we can send you reminders when your items are due and holds are ready for pick up.
FINES- Fines for materials from the Chester County Library System can be paid at any of the CCLS member libraries. Fines can be paid in person or mailed in.
FEES- Fees may be applicable, at the discretion of the Board of Trustees of the Chester County Library and Library System, for services which may include:
·Providing a service that incurs an additional cost to the Library with each use, such as materials for programs.
·Providing Library facilities and staff to outside organizations (i.e., use of the Struble Room).
·Providing use of equipment, such as photocopiers, microform reader-printers, computer printers, fax machines.
·Providing new services for which funding is not otherwise available.
The Chester County Library System uses a material recovery service to help member libraries recover long-overdue materials and fines. This service allows the libraries to have as many items as possible available to the public. The Library sends a First Notice followed by a Bill Notice. If materials are not returned after these two notices, borrowing privileges are suspended. If materials are unreturned for two weeks after the Bill Notice and if the amount owed in fines reaches a certain threshold, the borrower's account is sent to Unique Management Services. Titles of overdue items are not sent, thus maintaining the borrower's confidentiality. Accounts not settled after 120 days of being sent to UMS are sent to the credit reporting bureaus.
Adult Workforce Literacy Program
CC-OIC (www.cc-oic.org) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing FREE adult basic literacy education and life skills programs that prepare individuals for employment leading to economic self-sufficiency.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer tutor and want to help make a difference in someone’s life, please call us at the number below.
Please contact us:
E-mail : email@example.com
Monday - Thursday
9:00AM to 9:00PM
9:00AM to 6:00PM
9:30AM to 5:00PM
1:00PM to 5:00PM
Call us at 610-280-2620 during operating hours.
Text us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Like our email service we try to respond by the next business day.
Choose Ask Here PA if you have information requests 24 hours a day. You will be in a live chat session with a librarian who may be in another state. Ask Here PA librarians will not have access to your account information.
Direct business related questions to our Business Outreach Librarian at email@example.com.
Do it the old fashioned way! We welcome face to face transactions. This is a good way to get started on that research project, learn how to use the many online databases Chester County Library System makes available and discover resources only available in the library.
On-line resources for students offered through our website – http://www.ccls.org/ – include:
- World Book On-Line – Connects students with the up-to-date and authoritative World Book Encyclopedia, Atlas, Dictionary, and other resources. Special sections include Educators' Tools, which are linked to the Pennsylvania Academic Standards and Explore Pennsylvania. Available 24/in all 18 libraries and from home.
- POWER Library Resources – Connect students with resources in art and music, biography, general reference, health and science, newspapers and magazines. Resources include AP Multi-media Archive, Primary & Middle Search, Facts for Learning, SIRS Discoverer, Kid Search/Searchasaurus, and NoveList K-8. Available 24/7 in all 18 libraries and from home under the POWER Library icon.
Programs will be also listed on the http://www.ccls.org/cwo/Find_a_Resource/Kids and http://www.ccls.org/cwo/Find_a_Resource/Teens.
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High Speed Internet Access
Microsoft Office Applications
2 hour Computer Usage per day
Limited Staff assistance
Please observe cell phone courtesy. No ringer, low voice and short conversation.
Monday-Thursday 9:00AM-9:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-6:00 PM
Saturday 9:30 AM-5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM-5:00
- Printouts Black & White Laser Printer 10 cents/page
Color Laser Printer 50 cents/page
CDs CD-R $1.00
USB Flash Drive $7.50
Photoshop on limited PCs
Black & White Laser Printers
Color Laser Printers
Scanners on limited PCs
Last Modified: 2/6/13