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A: You can create an account by walking into the library at any time during business hours and paying for it with cash or a credit card. You can also create an account over the phone and pay with a credit card during business hours.
A: The librarian will ask for the first and last name you would like to put on the account, the primary phone number, email address and home address. The email address provided will receive updates on the books that are checked out on the account.
A: An account costs $15 per year. This will allow you to take out 3 books at a time. Each year, the account expires and it costs $15 per year to renew the account. The account will expire on the same date it was opened or renewed, one year later.
A: You can open up multiple accounts under the same name. The cost is $15 per year per every account (3 books). So if you open up an account with 9 books, it will cost $45 per year.
A: Yes. If you used to have an account at the library or would like to renew an account that expired, it will cost you $15 to renew the account, plus any outstanding fees on the account need to be paid up in full before it can be used.
A: No, there are no library cards provided. When you want to check out books, tell the librarian the name that was put on the account.
A: Most books are able to be taken out for 3 weeks. New arrivals at the library will often be able to be taken out for one week. If a book is a new arrival, it will have a label on top of the spine that says “New Arrival, 7 Day Loan”.
A: Most books can be renewed up to 3 times, for one week at a time. That would give you a total of 6 weeks with a book. Some books have a label on the spine that says “not eligible for renewal”. This means that the book is out of print and can not be renewed after the initial 3 weeks. If a book is a one-week loan, it can only be renewed one time, for one more week.
A: Reference books will have a yellow clear label on the spine, covering the book’s call number. This means that the book cannot be checked out and can only be used inside the library.
A: Books can be renewed for one more week at a time in three different ways:
1) By coming into the library during business hours and asking the librarian to renew your books.
2) By calling the library during business hours.
3) By emailing the library at any time at email@example.com. Be sure to include the name on the account and the book(s) you want to be renewed. You can also respond to any emails you receive from the library.
A: This means the book is out of print. It can be checked out for 3 weeks, but can’t be renewed any longer than that.
A: The fee for an overdue book is .20 cents per day, per book. Until the book is returned or renewed, the book will continue to accumulate fees. The most you can be charged per book for late fees is $30. All fees must be paid up by the time the account expires, in order to renew the account for another year.
A: The librarian will renew the book for one extra week to give you time to look for it. After that time, the book will be marked as “lost” and your account will be charged. The price for a lost book is the list price of the book plus a $5 processing fee. From the time a book is marked as lost, you will have one month to see if the book turns up to have the charge removed from your account. After that, the fee must be paid (regardless of whether the book is found or not).
A: If you find the book for cheaper and it is in good condition (as determined by the librarian), you may bring it in with the $5 processing fee.
A: The processing fee covers the binding, reinforcing, labeling, etc. of the book that is brought in.
A: The fee for an out of print book is $40. If you find the book somewhere for cheaper, you may bring it in with a $5 processing fee, instead of paying the $40 lost book fee.
A: For a 3-book account, the cap on overdue fees is $10. Your balance must be brought down to less than $10 in order to continue checking out books. For any account that is able to take out more than 3 books, the cap on overdue fees is $20. Additionally, any and all fees must be paid up each year when the account is renewed.
A: The library is a space for women and girls of all ages. Boys under Bar Mitzvah are also welcome to come in. Unfortunately, at this time we do not have men’s hours.
A: The library is a public space and there is no cost to come and read books in the library.
A: Children under age 7 must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
A: No, there is absolutely no eating or drinking in the library.
A: The library does not provide WiFi or computers to users. You may bring your own computer to work on, without internet access.
A: There is a landline phone available to use for short phone calls, with permission from the librarian.
A: Strollers and scooters may not be left on top of the stairs, as this is a safety hazard. Strollers and scooters may be brought down the stairs and placed in the designated parking areas in the library.
A: We accept most books from frum publishers that are in good condition. The books that will usually get put straight into the library system are novels, comic books and children's books. For other books, we will check if we need a copy in the library. If we don't need the book, it will be available for others to purchase for a small fee or put in our "giveaway box" so others can enjoy it.
A: We do not accept any types of media. Only printed books may be donated.
A: To check out our wish list of books, click on this link: https://leviyitzchoklibrary.com/wish-list.