Library Policies

Library Policies

Vision

Springfield Library will be a dynamic gathering place of discovery at the heart of the community.

Mission

The mission of Springfield Library is to provide access to physical and virtual resources and services that meet the educational, informational and recreational needs of its diverse community in a safe and comfortable environment.

Location

129 County Highway 29A, Springfield Center, New York 13468

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 142, Springfield Center, New York 13468

Website

http://libraries.4cls.org/springfield/

Library Open Hours

Tuesday:                   6:00PM-8:00PM

Wednesday:              9:30AM-5:30PM

Thursday:                  9:00AM-4:00PM

Saturday:                   9:00AM-12:00PM

Library Closings

Springfield Library closes any day schools are closed for bad weather or other reason.

It also closes on the following holidays:

New Year’s Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Presidents’ Day

Memorial Day

Independence Day

Labor Day

Columbus Day

Veterans’ Day

Thanksgiving Day

Day After Thanksgiving

Christmas Eve Day

Christmas Day

New Year’s Eve Day

New Year’s Day

Computer Printout Service

B&W         25¢

Color         50¢ per half page; $1.00 per whole page

Fax Service – We are getting our Fax Machine Up and Going Soon! 

$1.00 per page, cover page free

Library Card

Any person who lives, works, attends school, or pays property tax in Springfield, New York is eligible to receive a Springfield Library card free of charge.

Please print and fill out the appropriate application form and bring it to the library to complete the application process:

Adult Library Card Application Form

Children’s Library Card Application Form

Library Card Eligibility

When applying for a library card, you must show proof that you live, work, attend school, or pay property taxes in Springfield, New York.

Adults and young adults (ages 13-17) must provide:

·       Photo ID (driver’s license, non-driver ID (including IDNYC), current school photo ID)

·       Address verification (a postmarked letter with an address for adults, a current school report or program card containing the student’s address for young adults)

Children under 12 are issued a library card when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Parents/guardians are responsible for observing the Library Card Terms & Conditions and following all library rules and policies on behalf of children under their care.

Your library card has vast potential. Use it for free access to resources and services at all 42 4CLS public library locations.

Loan Policy

Patrons in good standing are not limited to the number of books they wish to borrow.

Patrons are limited to three DVDs at one time.

Patrons are considered in good standing if they have fines totaling less than $5.00.

Renewals

Items may be renewed one time including those received through interlibrary loan (ILL) unless there is a hold. Items received through ILL may not be renewed more than once.

Springfield Library materials may be renewed a second time if there is no hold.

Lost or Damaged Materials

Patrons will be charged the retail price for any lost items or materials damaged beyond repair. If a patron wishes to replace a lost/damaged item he/she may do so. The replacement must be in similar condition to the item that was lost/damaged.

If a lost item that was paid for in cash is subsequently found and returned, the patron is eligible for a refund. The item must be returned within three months of the original checkout date to be eligible for a refund. Materials that a patron bought to replace lost items are not eligible for a refund.

Library Fines & Fees

Overdue Non-Electronic Items:                      Per day, per item $ 0.25 Maximum fine, per item $ 3.00

Overdue DVDs:                                                 Per day, per item $ 1.00; Maximum fine, per item $3.00

Items lost or damaged beyond repair:           Replacement cost of item retail price