Adult Services

Adult Services

Services for adults are provided by the Circulation and Reference departments. 

The Circulation department:

  • manages the library’s membership accounts
  • maintains the loaning, renewing, and return of library materials
  • holds items waiting for pick-up
  • keeps the collection displays orderly and user-friendly 

(place links to “My Account”, “Policies” [or at least specific policies related to getting a card, loaning materials, fines, etc.])

The Reference Department:

  • helps patrons with answers and referrals for any questions they might have
  • assists with research materials and recreational reading choices
  • plans a variety of events and outreach programs for the public
  • oversees public-access computers 

(place link to the Reference dept. sub-page)

Adult Services is located on the library’s main floor and is entered by the building’s original Church Street front entrance and the accessible side door adjacent to the Town Hall. Patrons will find the circulating (i.e. able to be loaned out) collection and the reference collection (i.e. for in-library use only) consisting primarily of local history, genealogy, and frequently used dictionaries, encyclopedias, and almanacs. To best serve our community, the selection of materials is constantly evolving to provide up-to-date information, current tastes, and most-requested items. Our Reading Room features a quieter area to peruse magazines, newspapers, and its grand piano figures prominently in musical events throughout the year. 

Computers are available for free for members and visitors with proper identification- a small charge is required for printing. Additionally, fax service, coin-operated photocopying, and scanning are available for nominal fees. Notary service is available on a part-time basis for a free-will donation. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building for your laptops and mobile devices. Test proctoring will be provided by prior arrangement. 

"Your Community Connection" features frequently-changing special interest displays and monthly art exhibits on the Whittemore Gallery Wall. (link for art display policy?) Display racks located near the Circulation desk hold brochures and flyers designed to keep patrons informed about library-sponsored programs and local cultural, educational, and social service events and services. A staff-maintained bulletin board announces community events. 

Please ask our knowledgeable staff in Circulation and Reference about our services, recommendations, and assistance with of our office equipment and technology. 

Wrap around link to the Rotunda section of “About Us” ?