FAQ

How do I book a room?

You can book a room after reading our room policy on our website HERE.

 

Do you have private study rooms?

We do not currently have private study rooms, however you are welcome to use the tables on the main floor and the mezzanine level. We also have a "Quiet Room" that is fantastic for studying!

 

Do you have a fax machine?

We do have a fax machine that is self-service and requires a debit/credit card for use. The fee is $1.75 for the first page and $1 for each page after that to fax numbers within the USA, Canada, and the Caribbean.

 

How many computers do you have?

We have 21 public computers (not including laptops used for technology classes): 2 of which are for children’s use only and 3 of which are for teen use. You can use the computer for up to 3 hours a day with your library card, or purchase a guest pass for $1 per hour.

 

Can I print from the computers?

Yes, we have a public printer release station; the charge is $0.15 for black and white copies, or $0.50 for color copies.

 

What time do you shut off the computers?

The computers automatically shut off 20 minutes before the library closes.

 

Do you have a quiet study area?

Yes, we have a Quiet Room located at the front of the library on the 2nd Floor.

 

Do you have a water fountain?

Yes, we have a water bubbler located in the Friends Corner on the 2nd Floor.

 

Do you have an AED machine?

Yes, we have an AED located by the stairs on the 2nd floor.

 

Where is the famous fish pond and are you accepting fish donations?

The TFL Fishies are located on the 2nd floor between the community gathering area and the computer center. We are not currently accepting fish donations.

 

Where are bathrooms located?

There are bathrooms located on the 1st and 3rd floors, including a family bathroom located across from the Children’s help desk on the first floor.

 

What are your hours and when do they change?

Our Winter Hours (Labor Day to Memorial Day) are: Mon-Thur 9am-8pm, Friday-Sat 9am-5pm and our Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day) are: Mon-Wed 9am-8pm, Thur-Sat 9am-5pm.

 

Do you have device-charging areas?

We have 5 charging stations with cables for both Apple and Android (USB-C and micro-B types).

 

Do you have a copier or scanner?

We have a copier that also functions as a scanner (to email or USB) located in the Children’s Room on the 1st Floor. Copy prices are $0.15 for black and white and $0.50 for color. Scanning is free of charge.

 

Do you have an ATM?

No, we used to. If you wish to pay overdue fines however you can do so with a card online in your account at: catalog.ocln.org

 

Where can I drop off books?

Your library materials (except for hotspots, binge boxes, and book group kits) can be dropped off next to the back door in the metal book drop, or in the book drop slot next to the front door. Other materials must be dropped off during open hours, inside the library.

 

What do your librarians do?

We pick out all of the great materials you check out, we plan programs for all ages, we participate in outreach events throughout the community, we teach classes, we assist you in your many reading and technology endeavors, and we LOVE doing it!

 

Do you accept book donations?

Yes we accept donations of gently used books as well as DVDs (no VHS please). Books that are not added to our collection will be donated to the Friends of the Library who support our many endeavors.

 

What kinds of items can I check out with my library card?

EVERYTHING! Books, DVDs, Hotspots, Rokus, Fire Sticks, Xbox Controllers, Digital Materials, Audiobooks, VR Headsets, Sphero Robots, Kindles, and more!

 

How do I get a library card?

You must apply in person with a picture ID and proof of current address.

Do you have vending machines and is food allowed in the library?

We have vending machines located on the 1st Floor near the Children’s vestibule. Beverages are allowed and small snacks are allowed, however hot foods and meals are not permitted.

How old do I have to be to play video games in the library?

We have different clubs at different times for all different ages. Be sure to check our event calendar on our website to see when you can come join in on the fun!

How old do I have to be to be at the library alone?

You must be at least 12 years old to use the library alone. For the safety of all, our policy is that children under the age of 12 must be within sight of their caregiver at all times while visiting the library.

Where can I find a list of everything you have?

We have upwards of 70,000 physical items and many more digital items which are always changing (we buy lots of new stuff for you)! We are unable to give you a complete list however you can search our catalog of items HERE with specific inquiries (or give us a call).

Do you have a public notary on staff?

No, but there is a notary in the Town Clerk’s Office at Town Hall. Click HERE for more info!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Turner Free Library

Special Hours:

Mon-Thur: 11am-7pm

Fri-Sat: 11am - 3pm

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