Trent Hills Library Services
Any person who resides within Trent Hills is entitled to free membership of the Trent Hills Public Library. This membership provides borrowing privileges in Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth Public Libraries. To obtain membership a person may go to any of the branches and provide identification and proof of residence to the librarian.
Children under the age of 12 must register for membership accompanied by a parent or guardian who presents identification with name and address and is responsible for fines, damages or lost items.
Those residing outside of Trent Hills who would like a membership need to provide identification and pay a non-resident membership fee of: $55.00 per year or $25.00 for a six month term.
Lost or damaged membership cards will be replaced at a fee of $2.00.
Loan Periods and Fines
Renewals may be made on any materials provided if another patron has not already reserved them.
A renewal can be done in the library, over the phone, or online. Materials may be returned to any three of our Branches.
Library staff will contact patrons who have borrowed materials past their due dates.
Books and Magazines: 3 weeks
Audio Books: 3 weeks
DVDs: 3 weeks
*The Trent Hills Public Library will remain fine free until the end of 2021*
Books and Magazines: 15 cents (per open library day)
DVDs: $2.00 (per open library day)
Interlibrary Loan: $1.00 (per open library day)
Talking Books: $1.00 (per open library day)
All 3 Branches offer wireless Internet access as well as public access computers.
Wireless Internet is also available 24/7 outside of the Libraries.
The Campbellford, Hastings and Warkworth Libraries each have 2 “Early Literacy” computers reserved just for kids.
They have lots of games and programs that you can play in English or French!
Early Literacy Stations are a ground breaking educational tool for children ages 2 through 10.
The ELS computers tap into intrinsic learning.
Kids are captivated by the interface and start to explore immediately.
The ELS makes learning fun!
Internet Usage & Policy Guidelines for Public Access
- A user may book a public access computer for half hour sessions at no charge. Reservations will be held for ten minutes after the scheduled time.
- First time users must check in at the main circulation desk and complete a User Agreement Form. Each time you use a public access computer you must check in at the main circulation desk and have a computer signed out to you using your membership card, or you may be checked in as a “Guest” if you do not wish to obtain membership.
- Users may remain on a computer for longer than 30 minutes providing that there is no other person requesting to use one.
- Printing is available (see below for pricing)
- User supplied or downloaded software shall not be installed on the library’s computers.
- Whenever time and knowledge permit, staff may assist users. Self-help links are available through the Ontario Library Service Home Page.
The Trent Hills Public Library Board offers free Internet access to the public. The library’s Internet access is intended primarily as an information resource which allows users to connect to electronic resources outside of the library.
However, because the Internet is an unfiltered medium, it enables access to ideas, information and images beyond the confines of the library’s collection, selection criteria and collection polices. Therefore, the Library Board of Trent Hills and the staff of the Trent Hills Public Library do not assume any responsibility for the accuracy, currency, content or appropriateness of any material on the Internet.
It is not acceptable to interfere with or disrupt the network or its wireless users, services or equipment. Disruptions include but are not limited to: distribution of unsolicited advertising, propagation of computer viruses, vandalizing the data of any other user and using the network to make unauthorized entry to any other.
The Trent Hills Library Board and Trent Hills Public Library staff are not responsible for infringement of copyright laws by Internet users.
The Trent Hills Library Board and Trent Hills Public Library staff reserve the right to ask individuals to refrain from displaying disturbing information or images on the Internet computers. They may also not be used for illegal or unethical purposes.
All users of electronic reference sources such as the Internet are expected to use them in a responsible manner, consistent with the educational and informational purposes for which they are provided and to follow the rules and regulations of the library in which these services are provided.
Responsible and Ethical Use of the Internet Includes:
1. Using the Internet for educational, informational and recreational purposes only, not for unauthorized illegal or unethical purposes.
2. Not attempting to modify or gain access to files, passwords, or data belonging to others; not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system or damaging or altering software components of any network database.
3. Not sending, receiving, or displaying text or graphics which are illegal or may reasonably be constructed as obscene or offensive to others.
4. Signing a user agreement before using public access computers for the first time please note:
A PARENT MUST ACCOMPANY CHILDREN GRADE 8 AND UNDER. ALSO A PARENT OR GUARDIAN MUST SIGN FOR CHILDREN UP TO AND INCLUDING THE AGE OF 15.
Trent Hills Library Board Passed: June 10th, 2009
Help From an IT Specialist
For anyone requiring assistance with downloading ebooks or other computer needs, we offer technology sessions with our IT specialist.
This can be arranged at any branch, please call your library to set up a session.
Printing, Photocopying, Scanning and Fax Services are Available!
Printing & Photocopy Pricing:
- B&W pages are 20 cents per single-sided page
- B&W pages are 40 cents per double-sided page
- Colour pages are 50 cents per single-sided page
- Colour pages are $1.00 per double-sided page
- Colour pages are $1.00 per double-sided page
- Local: $1.00 per page
- Long Distance: $2.00 for the first page
- $1.00 each for additional pages
Room Rental Policy
REGULATIONS: Campbellford Branch only
- No booking will be confirmed until signed copies of the application form are returned with the rental fee.
- The applicant is responsible for any damages incurred and will be required to indemnify The Trent Hills Public Library Board any and all claims of every nature and kind, the cost of which may arise out of or by reason of granting this application.
- The Trent Hills Public Library Board accepts no responsibility for lost, damaged or stolen articles.
- All organizations must clearly specify their name in advertisements of meetings or events held in the library.
- No alcoholic beverages may be dispensed or consumed on library property.
- No smoking is permitted on library premises.
- Evening meetings shall terminate by 11:00pm or an additional rental fee will be charged.
- Chairs and tables are available: large room capacity: 53, small room capacity: 27. The library does not have a full time custodian, therefore groups using the rooms are responsible for setting and leaving the rooms as they found them.
- Federal, Provincial and Municipal Laws, Bylaws and Fire Regulations are to be observed at all times.
- Exhibitions: The Trent Hills Public Library Board will not become involved in any sales pertaining to exhibits. Exhibitors will be responsible for the setting up and removal of their displays and assume all insurance coverage.
FOUR HOURS OR LESS:
- Profit Making Groups: $55.00 to $105.00
- Non-Profit Groups: $30.00 to $55.00
FEES WAIVED FOR:
- Library Sponsored Programs
- Friends of the Campbellford/Seymour Library
- Constituency Meetings of MPP’s or MP’s
The Trent Hills Public Library Board reserves the right to accept or refuse a reservation, or cancel any booking at their discretion.
1. Requests for interlibrary loans will be accepted for patrons with accounts free of fines and with no overdue materials.
2. New patrons may request interlibrary loans after a two month period.
3. Requests are accepted for items over 12 months old, if the item is new please suggest a purchase to one of the library branches.
4. Patrons may have a maximum of 3 interlibrary loans in process (requested, received and circulating) at any time.
5. Loan periods for interlibrary loan items are set by the lending library. The loan period for most items is 3 weeks. DVDs may be a shorter period. With the increased demand for DVDs by patrons and other libraries, Trent Hills will be limiting DVDs to 4 per patron card.
6. Interlibrary loan materials renewals must be authorized by the lending library. Requests for a renewal must be received at least 4 days before the due date of the item. Please visit the library or call any of the branches to request.
7. Patrons will be responsible for all fees and services charged by the lending library. If materials are lost or damaged, the replacement cost will be established by the lending library.
8. Materials borrowed through interlibrary loan must be returned to the Trent Hills Public Library (Campbellford, Warkworth, or Hastings Branch).
9. Overdue charges for interlibrary loans are $1.00 per item, per day.
10. Please be aware that interlibrary loans are now sent through Canada Post, and your request may take longer.
This service will be reviewed at the end of the year.
The Trent Hills Library will proctor exams for students. The cost of photocopying, faxing or mailing is the responsibility of the student. Please contact the CEO for further information.