Questions, comments, or for information regarding library services, please contact:
Mary Elizabeth Hampe, Library Director, at email@example.com or call
Lending Periods and Late Fees:
|Materials||Circulation||Late Fees Per Day|
|CD Books||3 weeks||.50|
|Multiple Set DVDS||3 weeks||1.00|
- Patrons having outstanding fines amounting to $10.00 or higher are not permitted to borrow any additional materials or use library computers until the material is returned or replaced and/or the fines are paid below the $10.00 limit.
- Patrons may pay for fines online using the catalog’s “My Account” feature.
- The library will not refund money for items that are lost and paid. After the lost fine is paid, the item belongs to the patron.
- Overdue fines will be charged for an item until the fines equal or exceed the price of the item.
Internet Access and Acceptable Use Policy
In an effort to ensure that the use of Internet is consistent with the mission of the Coraopolis Memorial Library, the following regulations shall apply:
- Users must have a valid library card within Allegheny County. Out of town visitors may use a guest card provided by a library staff member to access computer resources.
- The library reserves the right to establish procedures that make the workstations available on a first come first served sign-in basis.
- Internet use will be managed in a manner consistent with the library’s policy on acceptable use: Workstations must be used in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of other users. Users may not make any attempt to damage computer equipment or software. Computer and Internet settings may not be changed. Users may not use the network to make unauthorized entry into other computational, informational or communications services or resources. Users may not invade the privacy of others or engage in any activity that is harassing or defamatory.
- Users should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties that may be able to obtain information regarding users’ activities on the Internet. Access, use of dissemination or information via the Internet in the library, is the responsibility of the user. In the case of minors, it is the join responsibility of the user and the parent or legal guardian.
- Coraopolis Memorial Library will not release information on the use of specific Internet resources by members of the public except as required by law or necessary for the proper operation of the library.
Other Library Services
- Charges for photocopies:
- $.15 per page for 8.5*11 black/white
- $.50 per page for 8.5*11 color
- Charges for printouts:
- $.15 per page for black/white
- $.50 per page for color
- Domestic fax service is available for $1.00 per page (incoming or outgoing).
- Document scanning is available free of charge but you must bring your USB device for transfer.
- $.25 per day book
- $1.00 per day per audiovisual item
- The cost to replace a missing barcode is $1.00.
The goal of the Coraopolis Memorial Library is to ensure that all patrons who visit have free and open access to ideas and information necessary to a democracy. The library seeks to promote literacy, provide access for educational research, and encourage lifelong learning by providing library materials and information services, including those accessed through the Internet.
ACCESS TO INTERNET RESOURCES
- Internet access at the Coraopolis Memorial Library enhances our existing collection and helps us to meet our community’s information needs.
- The Internet is a global resource with a highly diverse user population and information content. Library patrons use at their own risk or own discretion. We cannot and do not accept any responsibility for its content, online breakdowns by providers, or virus downloaded by any user. We are not responsible for any direct or indirect damage related to use of information from the Internet. In choosing sources to link to through our pages, we follow generally accepted library practices.
- Internet access is provided throughout the library with Netsweeper on all machines. Parents or guardians are responsible for the information and materials accessed by minors as no filtering system is completely effective.
- Users should be aware that the Internet is not a secure medium and that third parties may be able to obtain information regarding users’ activities on the Internet. The Coraopolis Memorial Library will not release information on the use of Internet resources by members of the public except as required by law or necessary for the proper operation of the library.
The library reserves the right to end an Internet session, to designate computers for specific purposes, to set time limits and to require registration. In an effort to ensure that the use of the Internet will be consistent with the Library’s goals the following regulations will apply:
- Users must present a valid library card upon request. Cards will be checked by library personnel to determine access to computer use. If a patron has fines in excess of $10.00 or long overdue material, the card holder will be prevented from using the computer.
- Internet stations will be placed where they can be monitored by the staff.
- The library reserves the right to establish procedures that make the Internet stations available on a first come, first serve sign-in basis.
- Children’s computers may be used for 30 minutes. Adult computers may be used for 2 hours. A patron may request more time if there is a legitimate reason for the additional time.
- Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
- Only 1 person will be allowed at each computer at one time.
- Internet use will be managed in a manner consistent with the Library’s policy on acceptable use: the Internet workstation must be used in a responsible manner, respecting the rights of other users. Users may not make any attempt to damage computer equipment, change settings, make unauthorized entry into any other computer service or computer resource, invade the privacy of others or engage in any activity that is harassing or defamatory.
- The library does not allow the use of any personal software or any discs from outside the library.
- The Internet workstations cannot be used for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, including any activities prohibited under any applicable federal, Pennsylvania or local laws.
- The Coraopolis Memorial Library prohibits minors from accessing Internet and on-line sites that contain or make reference to explicit sexual materials as defined by 18 PA,C.S., Section 5903. Parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s use of the Internet. The library staff will tell minors to stop if they are observed accessing Internet and on-line sites that contain or make reference to explicit sexual materials.
- It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of the display of any notices concerning the copyright of information on the Internet and to respect the copyright laws of the United States.
- The Coraopolis Memorial Library is committed to providing an employment environment free from sexual harrassment. Users may not display on screens and/or printers materials that may be unlawful or prohibited under any applicable federal, Pennsylvania, or local laws.
- Copies made from the Internet are $.15 per page for black and white and $.50 per page for color. Patrons are responsible for paying for ALL pages printed.
COMPLIANCE WITH LIBRARY POLICY AND GUIDELINES
- Violation of the policies and regulations that govern the use of the library’s Internet resources may result in suspension or loss of the privilege to use these resources.
- Any illegal activity involving the library’s Internet resources will be subject to prosecution by the appropriate authorities.
- The library reserves the right to take appropriate action to insure compliance with this policy.
- This policy may be revised periodically.
In this application and interpretation of this policy, the Coraopolis Memorial Library will use as reference the American Library Associations’ Code of Ethics, Freedom to Read Statement, Library Bill of Rights, and interpretations as they apply to electronic resources.
The Library Board meetings are open to the public. They are held on the second Tuesday of the month, except in January and August, at 6:00 PM in the upstairs meeting room. If there is inclement weather or other pressing reason for postponement, the meeting will be rescheduled; call for details.
If you are a non-profit, civic, or community organization and need a a meeting space for your presentation or gathering, the Coraopolis Library has a meeting room that will accommodate up to 30 people. Room reservations are free, but donations are requested for the library. For more information, call the library at 412-264-3502.