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Springvale Public Library
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Hours:
Monday - Wednesday                     9:30-7:00pm
Thursday
9:30-5:00pm

Saturday
9:00-2:00pm

Closed Sunday, Friday and major holidays


About Us ~ Polices and Services

Loan Periods and Limits: 
All materials circulate for 3 weeks.   Registered adult members may borrow as many items as they like.  Children under 14 years of age may borrow up to 20 items at a time.  10 DVDs/videos at a time may be borrowed from the adult collection and 5 DVDs/videos at a time may be borrowed from the children's collection per registered member.  First time borrowers are limited to two items per registration on their first visit.

Renewals:
Items may be renewed at the library, by telephone or online unless someone else is waiting for them.

Computers:
The library has 14 computers available for research, word processing (Microsoft Word), and internet access (provided by the Maine School Library Network and MetroCast Cablevision).  Computer users may sign up at the desk for 1/2 hour of time which can be extended to an hour if no one is waiting.  There are 3 stations with a 3 hour time period.  Please review the Springvale Public Library Internet Policy.

Wireless:
Wireless Internet is available throughout the building for use with laptops and PDAs.

Telephone Reference:
Librarians are available to help you with answering questions at the library or from home if you would like to call in your questions.  If we cannot give you an immediate answer, we will call you back.

Interlibrary Loan:
If we do not have what you are looking for, we can request it for you from another library.  You are responsible for the cost of the return postage.

Maine State Library Services:
Springvale Public Library patrons receive Maine State Library services through the Southern Maine Library District (SMLD).  Portland Public Library is our Area Reference and Resource Center; they process our interlibrary loan requests, and offer reference services. 

Portland Public Library
Portland Public Library Memberships
Patrons at Springvale Public Library are eligible for a free card at the Portland Public Library and may call there for telephone reference services: 207-871-1700.  Portland Public Library offers extensive on-line services, which include practice tests, language materials, auto repair information and more.  Springvale Public Library staff can issue Portland Public Library cards to our local patrons so that they can be accessed from home (with a high speed connection) or here in the library.  Bring a photo ID and one other form of identification that shows your local address.


downloadable audios and e-books

Choose from thousands of digital audio and e-books titles and download  to your personal devices at home!  Come into the library for you patron barcode number to get started.   E-book doownloading directions are available here for Nooks, Sony eReaders, and Kobos, and here for iPads and iPhones.

marvel

The Maine State Library sponsors dozens of on-line research subscriptions to you through the MARVEL link on our  web page.   MARVEL offers legal, medical, business and academic resources.  Log on from home using User name: "Springvale" and password: "Maine"

Ancestry. com Library Edition
This family history research database is available on site at Springvale Public Library (and all Maine libraries) through the Maine State Library Marvel databases.

Copiers/Fax:
Copiers are available at the Library for patron use.  Black and white copies cost 25
¢ each.  A fax machine is available to send only, within the United States, $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page.

Take-Out Service:
If you are feeling under the weather, have difficulty walking or have sick children in the car, call ahead and tell us what materials you would like to borrow nad we will deliver them to you at the main entrance

Outreach:
We select and deliver books to our homebound patrons.  

Community Room:
The Community Room is available for use by non-profit, civic, cultural, educational, recreational, and/or community oriented groups.  Call 324-4624 and ask for more information.

Goodall Display Cabinet:
Do you have a collection of small objects you could display at the library?  Call the library and talk to Dawn Brown.

Genealogy
Volunteers are available most Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to help with genealogy searches.  Please read our policies before you plan your visit.  We encourage you to call if you want to be sure a volunteer is working.  The collections are largely self-service though the library staff can offer limited assistance any time the library is open.   Ancestry.com Library edition is available at the Library.

Your Library Account:
From our online catalog with your library barcode number you can:
  • See the items you have checked out and what you have on hold
  • Check when materials are due
  • Renew items
  • Place items on hold
  • Borrow digital audio and e-book titles
To access your account:
  • Be sure to have your Springvale Library barcode number, obtainable by visiting the library
  • Go to the Library Catalog
  • Enter Springvale Library's site and click on "Create Account"
  • You will be asked for your last name and barcode number to create an account
  • The next time you visit our site, click "log in" to get into your account and view your information
Library Policies & Documents:

Visitor Behavior Policy

Springvale Public Library Technology Plan







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