VESTAL PUBLIC LIBRARY SERVICES

Books by Mail

Books-By-Mail
If you cannot come to the library, you can have items sent to your home for free. This service is for those who are visually impaired or physically handicapped. Please complete the application below and mail it to:
Vestal Public Library, Books-By-Mail
320 Vestal Pkwy East, Vestal, NY 13850

Applicants will be notified by mail if they qualify. Contact the Information Services desk at (607)754-4244 for more information.

Application Form for Books by Mail.pdf

Computers and Equipment

Computers and Printer
The library has 4 catalog computers and 11 Internet computers. The Internet computers have Microsoft Word 2003 and Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 installed, and are connected to a printer. The cost to print is 15 cents per page, and patrons must pay at the Circulation desk prior to printing. For assistance with printing, please visit the Information Services desk. In order to save your work, you must bring your own flash drive. You must have a library card with one of the libraries in the Four County Library System to use our computers.

Faxing and Scanning
The Vestal Public Library currently offers faxing and scanning services to the public. The price is 1.00 per page. A cover sheet is supplied free of charge. Simply visit us at the Information Desk or call us at 754-4244 if you have any questions.

Copier Machine
The copier machine is near the library entrance. You can choose letter or legal size paper. Copies cost 15 cents per page.

Microfilm – Microfiche Reader/Printer
Copies cost 25 cents per page.

Community Bulletin Board, Community Information Pamphlets, and Educational Materials
Visit our bulletin board to learn about events taking place in our community.  If you would like to post a flyer on our bulletin board, please visit the Information Services desk.  We also offer free pamphlets from a variety of community organizations, and educational materials such as brochures about affording college and FAFSA worksheets.
 
Display Space
The library has two display cases and wall display space available for community organizations and individuals.  The display cases are 16”x 47” x 52”.  In the past, we have hosted collections of  photographs, pottery, original artwork, etc.  For details, contact the Information Services desk at (607)754-4244. 
 
Book Sale
There is a book sale rack set up near the library entrance.  Paperbacks are .25 or 5 for $1.00 and hardcovers are just .50!
 
Book Donations
The library accepts book donations during normal business hours.  For details, contact the Information Services desk at (607)754-4244.   
 
Test Proctoring
The library offers proctoring for exams.  For details, contact the Information Services desk at (607)754-4244.
 
If you have any questions or problems regarding services,
rules, or regulations please contact the Library Director.

Library Services

Meeting Rooms
The library offers the use of two meeting rooms to community organizations. The Meeting Room has a capacity of 94 people, and contains a television and a video/DVD player.  The Conference Room has a capacity of 11 people, and contains a chalkboard.  The use of the kitchen is also permitted upon request.  For non-profit organizations, the fee is $20 for use of the Meeting Room and $5 for use of the Conference Room.  For information about fee exemptions, visit the Information Services desk or call (607)754-4244.  For-profit meeting room fees are $50 for use of the Meeting Room and $30 for use of the Conference Room.

-Click below to see the Vestal Public Library’s Meeting Room Policy:
Meeting Room Policy.pdf

Study Room
The small study room is offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you would like to use this room, please visit the Information Services desk.

Interlibrary Loans
Items not available at the Vestal Public Library often may be obtained through the Four County Library System. Interlibrary loan requests may take up to two to four weeks to fulfill. A 25 cent fee is charged for each title requested. For material borrowed out of the system, through the New York State Interlibrary loan system or other avenues, postage may be required from the borrower. Visit the Information Services desk for more details.

Reserves
Most circulating items can be placed on reserve for 25 cents per item. There may be a waiting list for items in demand. Items will be held for 5 days after notification. Patrons will be charged 25 cents for unclaimed items.

Email Notifications
These email notifications inform you when reserves become available for pickup, when items are due in two days, and when items are overdue. To sign up, please visit the Circulation desk.

Wireless
Wireless can be accessed for free both inside and outside the building during the library’s normal business hours. Connect to the “Vestal Library WiFi 2” network.

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