Borrowing for Oswego County Educators and High Schoolers

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Obtaining a Penfield Library Card

To borrow materials, a Penfield Library Card is needed.

Cost: None

Educators

Conditions:

  • You must bring a completed application for Educators to Penfield Library.
  • The card is issued for one year.
  • You may renew your card if you remain in good standing (no fines or overdue materials).
  • No one else may use your Penfield Library Card.

High School Students

Conditions:

  • You must bring a completed application for High School Students to Penfield Library.
  • The card is issued for two months
  • You may renew your card if you remain in good standing (no fines or overdue materials) and are still a high school student.
  • No one else may use your Penfield Library Card.

What can I borrow?

If more than one number is listed, the first applies to high school students; the second applies to educators.

Material TypeHow longHow manyRenewalsCan be recalled
Circulating Collection (books) 28 days 5 for students
25 for educators
1
3
after 28 days
Browsing Collection (books) 28 days 5
25
1 after 28 days
Teaching Resource Center Materials 14 days 5
25
1 at any time
Ereaders NA NA NA NA
Audiobooks 28 days 5
25
1
3
at any time
Music CDs 14 days 5 1 at any time
Popular Videos 14 days 5
25
1 at any time
Instructional Media Collection Library use only NA NA NA
Laptops NA NA NA NA
Camcorders, Microphones, Etc. NA NA NA NA

Materials Penfield Library doesn't own

Educators and high school students may not use Penfield's Interlibrary Loan system. If you need materials that Penfield Library does not own, we recommend that you ask your public library to help you obtain them.

Fines and Penalties

Your borrowing privileges will be suspended if you have either:

  • any overdue items
  • any unpaid fines or fees

Borrowing privileges may be permanently withdrawn.

In addition to fines on overdue items, you will be billed for lost materials.

  • You will be sent 3 notices for overdue materials.
  • After the third notice, you will be invoiced for lost materials.
  • Lost materials are billed for replacement costs plus a $25 processing fee per item.
Material TypeFines per dayMaximum per item
Book .25 $10
Audiobook .25 $10
Music CD .50 $10
Video $1 $10
Recalled Item $2 $26