Anyone living in Niagara, Orleans or Genesee County (Nioga Library System) is entitled to a free library card. To apply for a card you must present proper identification with your name and street address. Applicants under the age of 18 require a parent’s signature. Children are eligible for their own cards at age five.
If you live in Erie County you can still apply for a card with proper identification. There is a $40.00 annual fee. This entitles the cardholder to borrow up to ten items, printed materials only (no audio-video materials).
- Limit of 40 items per card.
- Borrowers will not be allowed to check out items if there is a lost item on their record, or if unpaid fines total more than $5.00.
- Books are loaned for 21 days, new books for 14 days.
- DVDs and Blu-rays are loaned for 7 days.
- Music CDs are loaned for 7 days.
- Audio books marked NEW may be checked out for 14 days, all others are loaned for 21 days.
- The total number of Audio/Video materials (CDs, DVDs, Audio books) allowed is 20.
- Magazines and civil service study guides are loaned for 7 days.
The Library currently provides patrons access to desktop computers, in-house use laptop computers, and free wi-fi. There are 12 desktop computers and 6 laptop computers available for use by adult patrons. For use by youth patrons, there are 3 desktop computers and 2 AWE Early Literacy Computers. The Use of Library computers and wi-fi requires understanding of and adherence to the Library’s Computer and Internet Use Policy and the Library’s Rules of Conduct.
Library computers provide patrons with the ability to print in either black and white (15 cents per page for standard, 20 cents per page for legal sized) or color (50 cents per page). The library does not provide refunds for unwanted print jobs.
Privacy and Saving Work
Public computer are equipped with protective software that prohibits any permanent changes be saved to the computer. When a patron completes a session, all changes such as browsing history and documents saved to the computer are erased. Lost information cannot be recovered.