13 Things You Might Not Know You Can Do At The Library
When most people think of a Library the first thing that usually comes to mind is rows and rows of books. Yes we have many books available to check out but that is only the beginning. Once you step in the door you will find a plethora of things you can do. While the list is endless, here are just a few.
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Register to vote.
You can fill out your voters registration form on your next trip to the Library and save a stop at the Supervisor of Elections Office.
Speak with a specialist.
Looking to set up a small business, need help reasearching your family tree or finding answers to medical questions, or need help using your new smartphone? If so you can set up an appointment to speak with one of our librarians.
Send a fax.
Stop by the front desk to purchase a fax card and just follow the instructions on the fax machine.
Buy Palm Tran bus passes.
Many Library locations are on the Palm Tran routes and you can buy your monthly pass at the check out desk.
Purchase headphones and flash drives.
Forgot your headphones but want to watch YouTube videos or need to save your updated resumé? We’ve got you covered. Visit the checkout desk to make your purchase.
Print out important documents and make copies.
You can make copies and print documents at all our locations. Black and white copies are 20 cents each and color is just 30 cents. Cash only and no bills larger than $5.00.
Borrow music CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs.
Although a lot of the Library materials are now available to download, you can still find physical items on our shelves. If you don’t find an item at your local branch, check the online catalog and place a hold. The item will be sent to your chosen location where you can pick it up on the Holds shelf.
Read Consumer Reports.
You can read this popular magazine in a variety of ways. Hard copies are available in the reading area where the magazine and newspapers are on display. You can access the online version as well.
Use a study room.
Need a quiet space to meet with a business client or a tutor? Use one of our study rooms available on a first come, first-served basis.
Many branches have opportunities for adults and youth to volunteer their services to assist in a variety of ways from being a greeter to helping with craft projects. Students can earn community services hours.
Donate gently used materials.
Each branch has a Friends of the Library book shelf where you can pick up a used book for a minimal donation. In addition you can bring in your used materials to add to the Friends shelves. Check with your location to see if they are accepting donations.
Get live homework help.
Visit the Online Resources page of the website for online tutoring in math, science, social studies and language arts. Tutors are available for Grades K-12, College intro, and Adult Learners, Sunday - Thursday, 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Assistance in Spanish for Math and Science homework is available Sunday - Thursday, 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm.