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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a library card?

Library Cards are free to residents of Monroe County.  Visit any public library in Monroe County and present your NYS photo i.d. with your current address.  If your photo i.d. does not show your current address, bring proof of address, i.e. a current piece of mail, a bill, etc.  Children under 18 must have a parent or guardian present to receive a library card.  The parent/guardian must show proof of address.  

How old does my child need to be to get a library card?

Getting a library card is a special event in a child's life.  It is also a big responsibility.  We recommend that a child be five years old before getting a library card.  Both the child and the parent/guardian must be present to register for a library card.  The parent/guardian must show proof of address.

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Does the Library provide copy and fax services?

Yes.  Copies cost $.20 per page.  Faxing to a local number or a toll free number is $1.00 up to five pages and an additional $.25 per page after that.  Faxing to a long distance number is $2.50  up to five pages and an additional $.25 per page after that.  We can also receive faxes for you; the same fees apply.  Our fax number is 585-392-9870.

Does the library offer WiFi or computer access?

We offer both.  The library has free WiFi.  No password is needed.  We also have nine desktop computers and five laptops and an iPad available for use in the Library.

How long can I borrow books and other materials?

DVDs: 1 week

TV Series: 2 weeks

Express Books: 1 week

Magazines: 2 weeks

Books, CDs & Books on CD: 3 weeks

Framed Prints: 2 months

Where do I return my materials?

You can return materials to the Parma Public Library 24 hours a day.  There is a book drop located on the side of the building by the parking lot that is open 24 hours a day.  The book drop next to the front entrance is open whenever the library is closed.

Can I return my materials to a different Monroe County library?

Yes!

Can I borrow materials from other Monroe County libraries?

Yes!  You have access to every public library in Monroe County.  Click here for a list of libraries with locations and hours.  You can also request an item from another Monroe County library and have it delivered to the library of your choice.  This is called a hold.  The Parma Public Library charges $.25 per hold.

Does the library charge late fines?

Yes, late fines are $.35 per day, per item.

What happens if I fail to pay fines or lose materials and do not make an effort to replace or pay for the lost item(s)?

To protect taxpayer dollars, the Monroe County Library System must make every effort to recover lost materials.  All unresolved accounts over $35 will be turned over to the collection agency Unique Management Services, Inc.  A service charge of $20 will be added to the balance.  Please speak to a staff member about resolving unpaid fines and lost materials.  We are happy to work out a payment plan to help you put your account in good standing.

Does the library accept donations?

Yes, please bring your donations to the Mainly Books bookstore run by the Friends of the Parma Public Library.  They gladly accept donations of gently used books and DVDs.  They do not accept textbooks, encyclopedias, magazines or VHS.  All proceeds benefit the Library.

 


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