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Wolcott Community Public Library is supported by Princeton Township Property taxes. Round Grove Township and West Point Township have free library service because of a yearly contract agreement. Non-Residents are charged annually according to the libraries per Capita Operating Expenditures.

New Patron Policy

(1.) Need I.D. to verify residence; if change of address on present I.D. must be registered at Post Office with confirmed mailing address.
(2.) Home Phone Required
(3.) If no home phone but has cell phone, MUST also have work phone.
(4.) If no phone number available to be reached, nothing may be checked out until phone number is recieved and verified.
(5.) It is patron's responsibility to notify us of any change of address, or phone number.
(6.) All information presented will NOT be given out to anyone, unless a law enforcement agency would demand it.

Reciprocal Borrowing

Patrons may participate in the reciprocal borrowing if:
(a) Member of Princeton Township
(b) Round Grove and West Point Township borrowers have paid an additional yearly membership fee and/ or purchase a PLAC. (Public Library Access Card)
(c) Regardless of residence borrower must be in good standing. New borrowers have a 6-month waiting period.

Borrowing Policy

Books: 21 days, Overdue Fines .25/day Periodicals: 7 days, .25 / days Audio's: 21 days, .25 / days /DVDs: 7 days, no renewals, .25 / day

Repairs

Books, Audio's, Movies or other items needing repair, please report to librarians. DO NOT REPAIR AT HOME!

DVD Loan Policy

(1.)  DVD's may be borrowed from from the library if:
a. The borrower is 18 years of age or above.
b. The borrower is in good standing with the library; and
c. The borrower uses library DVD's in accordance with all applicable copyright laws.
(2.) DVD's may be borrowed for 7 (seven) days. NO renewals on new items.  Late returns will result in a $.25 per day per title for each day the video is overdue. Continual overdues will result in the loss of video borrowing privileges.
(3.) Borrowers accept responsibility for any major damage or loss of library videos or DVD's while checked out on the borrower's library card. Any fees for damages or replacement will be assessed and billed to the patron.
(4.) The Wolcott Community Public Library is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any damage caused to a borrower's  DVD player or other equipment due to use of Library movies.
(5.) There is a limit of  total movies that may be checked out per family. Limit of 4 (four) DVDs per household.
(6.)  Borrowers may not pass DVD's around within a group of family members or friends.
(7.)  New DVD's may not be reserved or renewed, except for teachers in a classroom setting. Patrons may call in and request to hold a movie to be picked up by closing time of the same day.
(8.)  Prefer handling of disc by Adults only.

 

Internet Policy
 

Internet Acceptable Use Policy Adopted 5/12/99 / revised and approved 8/14/2012 The Wolcott Community Public Library provides access to computer equipment and Internet for informational and educational purposes. All users of the library’s computer resources are expected to use these resources correctly and only for legal and ethical purposes. Internet usage at the Wolcott Community Public Library is open to all who would like to have access to a computer whether for word documents or the Internet. No library card is required. Children under 13 must have parent’s signature and read the guidelines as stated in our disclaimer. Internet access at the Wolcott Community Public Library is a privilege, not a right, and it entails responsibility by the user. Misuse of the computers or the Internet Connection will result in the loss of the user’s Library Internet privileges. The Wolcott Community Public Library has undertaken the action of protecting against access, through computers with Internet access, to visual depictions that are obscene, child pornography, or with respect to use of computers with Internet access by minors - harmful to minors. It may be disabled for adults engaged in bona fide research or other lawful purposes. The Wolcott Community Public Library has enforced this action by installing filtering software on all computers used by public. Unacceptable Use The following illegal activities are not permissible at the Wolcott Community Public Library: • Harassment of other persons or parties • Violation of copyright law • Illicit transactions • Malicious use to slander or libel an individual • Accessing pornographic materials via the Internet • An unauthorized entry to any other network • Disruption or unauthorized monitoring of electronic communication • Violation of U.S. or state laws. 13 Internet Station Usage Guidelines 1. Use of Internet is on a first-come, first-served basis. Users are required to sign-in at the circulation desk. 2. Internet is primarily for research, business and study purposes. E mailing is limited, if people are waiting to use the computer. “Chat rooms” are prohibited. 3. All removable items as CD’s, jump drives MUST BE approved at the front desk. 4. Printing costs 20 cents per colored page. School report information, the first 5 black & white pages of printouts are free. A Black & white page costs 10 cents. 5. No purchases, if under 18 years of age, may be made via the Internet Connection 6. Parent or guardian must sign the Internet Use Disclaimer for those under age 13. Children age 6 and under should be accompanied by an adult or guardian when using computers online. 7. Users may use the Internet for 30 minutes, up to a maximum of 60 minutes per day. As long as no one else is waiting to use the Internet, you may continue working up to the 60-minute limit. If another person requests to use Internet, you are allowed 15 more minutes. 8. Use of Internet and computers will end at 10 minutes before library’s closing time. 9. Only one person at each computer is allowed, unless it is for help from parent, or older sibling. 10. The computers’ hard disk drives are for the storage of library software and information. Please do not save your files there. Removable drives are allowed ONLY if they have been approved at the front desk. 11. You are responsible for any damage occurring to library hardware or software due to inappropriate actions or inaction while using the computers. Fees will be assessed and charged to the patron for required repairs or replacement. 12. Anyone found to be abusing library computers in any way, or entering library computer files will forfeit further library use. This includes erasing any Library data or programming on the hard disks, or illegally copying copyrighted software from library computers. Use of profanity will result in the same treatment. 13. WCPL computers are not to be used to create, transmit, print, or otherwise distribute: Pornographic, obscene, or sexually explicit materials; or racist, sexist materials. 14 Disclaimer Because of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) signed into law on December 21, 2000, the Wolcott Community Public Library has taken the action of protecting minors against access through our computers with Internet Access to visual depictions that are obscene and child pornography. Although new software has been installed on our computers used by the public, there is no means to filter the written word and its’ content from other web sites. Parents of minor children must assume responsibility for their children’s use of the Internet through the Library’s connection.

 E-Reader Lending Policy

To reserve an eReader, call the library at 219-279-2695 or stop by the Circulation Desk.  Go to http://cicdc.lib.overdrive.com and follow the directions to place books in your e-cart.  A library staff member will then download your books to the Library's eReader prior to checking the eReader out to you.

 

  • An eReader can be checked out by any patron age 18 and over with an established Wolcott Community Public Library card in good standing (no fines or overdue items and no history of a delinquent account.)

  • An eReader circulates for 14 days.  There is no renewal.
  • Overdue charges of $5.00 per day will be assessed for late return of an eReader.

  • eReaders must be returned to a Wolcott Library staff member at the Circulation Desk.  They may not be returned to any other Evergreen library.  If the eReader is returned in the book drop box, a $25.00 minimum fee will be charged to the user.  Do not leave the eReader on the Circulation Desk if a staff member is not present.

  • Do not let anyone else borrow the eReader or allow children to play with the device.

  • Be cautious with the eReader and keep it safe from water and other liquids or being dropped.