Life at the Library

In an effort to make new materials more readily available, including all new materials from our 29 system libraries, we have changed the check-out time for new books from three weeks to two.  Be sure to check your receipt, and we will do our best to remind you. 

The changes in handling new materials are system-wide.  Because of this change, new books, movies etc., go to fill holds not only in Oakfield, but our other libraries as well.  We no longer hold new items here for our patrons to have first chance at.  The downside to this is that there are fewer new items to browse when you visit.  The upside is that we have immediate access to all new items, even those we do not purchase..  No long wait periods.  We are ordering as many books as usual; it just seems like fewer as they are checked out at another system library.  This means they like our selection too!  You are encouraged to place holds on new items.  Books or movies in the catalog that show as "on order" are available for holds.  Ask a librarian if you have any questions.  Or just ask us what's new!  We can place holds for you, or show you how to do it yourself.  We may know all the ins and outs, and we forget that you might not.  Items you check out that belong to a different library are handled just the same as our own materials.  Two renewals are allowed on items, unless there is a hold on it. 

As always, we would love to see you at the library.  Come in too relax, unwind or take advantage of our free wireless, or find your next favorite read.