THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY CARD
Patron must present his/her library card when checking out materials. Library Cards are not transferable. Patrons may not check out materials with another person’s card. There will be a $1.00 replacement fee for a lost or damaged card. There is a limit of five dvd’s, and three video games for a total of 75 items per card. ou have to use your own card to use the computers. You must have less than $5.00 in fines to use the computers or check out materials.
Residents – All residents of the Byron Public Library District are eligible for a free library card. To get a card, bring in proof of identity and residency. Children ages 5-12 may apply for a library card, but must have a parent or guardian present. The parent or guardian must sign the card in person at the library. All resident cards shall be issued for a three year period.
Non-Resident Property Owner – Persons not residing in the Byron Public Library District or other public library district, but who own property in the district may apply for a library card. Bring in the current years tax bill pertaining to the taxable property to receive this type of card. This privilege is extended to only one person for each parcel of taxable property. This card will be valid for one year, and may or may not be honored by other libraries in the area for reciprocal borrowing according to local policy. The Byron Public Library District will not accept library cards issued by other libraries for non-resident property owners, special non-resident rate cards, or courtesy cards of any sort.
Nonresident Fees Resolution
New items will have a two week checkout period and may not be renewed. Older items will have a two week checkout period and may be renewed twice if no one has requested the item. Overdues: $0.05 per day, not to exceed cost of item. Damaged or lost items will be billed to patron at replacement cost.
7 day checkout period for all movie DVD’s; 14 day checkout period for all other DVD’s. Limit 5 and may not be renewed. Overdues: $0.50 per day, not to exceed cost of item. Damaged or lost DVDs will be billed to patron at r eplacement cost.
7 day checkout period, limit 3, may not be renewed. Overdues: $1.00 per day, not to exceed cost of item. Damaged or lost video games will be billed to patron at replacement cost.
Local history materials
Not available to check out, but can be viewed in our local history lab.
All black and white prints are $0.10. This includes printing from the public computers, scanner, microfilm machine, and wireless printing. All color prints are $0.25. Wireless printing allows you to print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC to the library’s printer. No additional software is required. If you cannot pick up your print within 2 hours, please call the library staff to print for you before it automatically deletes.
The cost of sending a fax from the library is $1.00 for the first page, and $0.25 for every page thereafter. Everything that is being faxed must be on loose leaf, letter-sized paper (8.5x11). Photocopies are $0.10 per page if photocopies need to be made. The library is also willing to receive documents via fax for $0.25 per page. The librarys fax number is (815)234-5582. Fax messages will only be kept at the library for three days.
The Byron Public Library District has a scanner available for public use. Printing a scanned image is $0.10 for black and white prints, and $0.25 for color prints. Emailing the images or saving them on a USB flash drive (not provided by the library) is free. Our scanner has the ability to save in several different formats, such as PDF, JPG, and WORD.
CD/DVD/Video Game Cleaner
Have a disc at home that wont play? For $1.00 each, we can try to repair your scratched discs (maximum of five per visit). Staff will try to have your discs cleaned or repaired within 48 hours. The Byron Public Library District assumes no responsibility for damage to the disc or for loss of content nor does the library guarantee that the disc cleaning/repair machine will be able to repair all discs.nd white prints are $0.10. This includes printing from the public computers, scanner, microfilm machine, and wireless printing. All color prints are $0.25. Wireless printing allows you to print virtually any document or web page from your Internet connected PC to the library’s printer. No additional software is required. If you cannot pick up your print within 2 hours, please call the library staff to print for you before it automatically deletes.
MY NEXT 5
Simply complete the form linked below to tell us a little about what genres, books, and authors you like (or dislike). A BPLD librarian will review your submission and reply within five days with a list of the next five books you should read! You can ask for recommendations for any type of book: children’s, teen, or adult–fiction or nonfiction.
MEETING ROOM POLICYReserving the meeting rooms
Priority for the use of the meeting rooms will be given first to library sponsored meetings or programs, then to other meetings or programs. There are several different rooms available to reserve. The meeting room holds 75 people and has a small kitchen. The conference room has a large table which seats 12. The activity room has a sink and tile floors and holds up to 30 people. There is no charge for non-profit use of the meeting rooms. For persons or organizations hosting an event that is for-profit, there is a $25 per hour charge for the room. Refreshments are allowed, but clean-up is the responsibility of the persons or group using the room.
The Byron Public Library District offers delivery services for Byron cardholders who are homebound. Books, magazines and other library materials can be checked out and delivered to your door. Delivery days are every other Thursday afternoon between 1:00-3:00. Requests for materials must be made at least one week in advance. Please call Penny M. at 815-234-5e107 or contact us by email for more information.
Here you will find obituary listings, the Byron Business Review 1952, the Dedication of Temple Byron Lodge 1859-1979 and a searchable database of Byron Newspapers from 1874-1969. For those of you researching your family history, these resources should not be overlooked!
Byron Public Library District
100 S. Washington St.
Byron, IL 61010
Friday and Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
The Byron Public Library reserves the right to utilize any and all photographic or video images of its patrons in publications, productions, presentations/displays and on the Web.