Policies

Winchester Library Policies

Policies are developed by the Board of Trustees with the assistance of the Library Director and are reviewed on a regular basis. Policies include guidelines governing patron responsibilites and conduct. Please direct any questions and concerns to Betty Forster, the Winchester Public Library director.

Circulation Policy

Loan Periods:

New books circulate for 1 week and may be renewed once unless there are holds on them.
All other books and audiobooks circulate for 3 weeks and may be renewed unless there are holds on them.

Current issues of magazines circulate for 7 days and may not be renewed.
Back issues of magazines circulate for 3 weeks and may be renewed unless there are holds on them.

New DVDs circulate for 7 days and may not be renewed.
All other Videos (DVD & VHS) and music CDs circulate for 7 days and may be renewed unless there are holds on them.

Fines:

.25 per day for videos (DVD & VHS) and music CDs
.10 per day for all other materials

The replacement cost for lost and damaged items will include a processing fee to cover time & materials required to replace the lost items.

Internet Access

Internet access is available for your laptop via WIFI in the library and community room during library hours and continually in the parking lot.

High Speed Internet access is available on our public access computers during regular library hours. Usage is restricted to 30 minutes if others are waiting for a computer. Users must be 12 years of age or older, and children under age 18 must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian. In order to use public access computers, Internet users must have a signed Internet Usage Agreement on file.

The Winchester Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. The Internet is a global entity with a highly diverse user population, so library patrons use it at their own discretion.

All Internet resources accessible through the library are provided equally to all library patrons. Therefore, parents or guardians, NOT the library staff or volunteers, are solely responsible for the information their children access through the Internet. Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring and supervising their children when using the Internet.

The Winchester Public Library assumes NO responsibility for any loss or damage to data files, software files, or computer hardware or for any injury or loss that may result from the use of information,m software or data files obtained from the library's computers.

THE INTENTIONAL CREATION OR SPREAD OF A COMPUTER VIRUS, VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, LIBEL, SLANDER, OR ANY OTHER LAWS INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY WHILE USING PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY WINCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY USER WHO ENGAGES IN ANY OF THE FOREMENTIONED ACTS WILL IMMEDIATELY LOSE INTERNET PRIVILEGES AND WILL BE REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES FOR ACTS THAT CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF ANY LAW.

How to Use the Internet

Using the Internet at the Library

Internet access is available for your laptop via WIFI in the library and community room during library hours and continually in the parking lot.

High Speed Internet access is available on our public access computers during regular library hours. Usage is restricted to 30 minutes if others are waiting for a computer. Users must be 12 years of age or older, and children under age 18 must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian. In order to use public access computers, Internet users must have a signed Internet Usage Agreement on file.

The Winchester Public Library does not monitor and has no control over the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for its content. The Internet is a global entity with a highly diverse user population, so library patrons use it at their own discretion.

All Internet resources accessible through the library are provided equally to all library patrons. Therefore, parents or guardians, NOT the library staff or volunteers, are solely responsible for the information their children access through the Internet. Parents and guardians are responsible for monitoring and supervising their children when using the Internet.

The Winchester Public Library assumes NO responsibility for any loss or damage to data files, software files, or computer hardware or for any injury or loss that may result from the use of information,m software or data files obtained from the library's computers.

THE INTENTIONAL CREATION OR SPREAD OF A COMPUTER VIRUS, VIOLATION OF COPYRIGHT, TRADEMARK, LIBEL, SLANDER, OR ANY OTHER LAWS INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO PRIVACY WHILE USING PUBLIC ACCESS COMPUTERS WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. ANY WINCHESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY USER WHO ENGAGES IN ANY OF THE FOREMENTIONED ACTS WILL IMMEDIATELY LOSE INTERNET PRIVILEGES AND WILL BE REPORTED TO LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES FOR ACTS THAT CONSTITUTE A VIOLATION OF ANY LAW.

Meeting Room

Meeting Room Policies & Procedures

Contact the Town Clerk for information and to reserve the Community Room at the library.
Phone #: 715-686-2123