|YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT|
How Do I Get a Library Card?
Your Clackamas County library card opens the door to a world of information. With a library card you can check out books, DVDs, CDs, audio books, magazines, and computer games, and also download eBooks and audiobooks via our Library2Go service. Your card gives you access to online reference databases and the library’s catalog, plus you can manage your account online (renew and place holds on library materials).
Residents of Clackamas, Multnomah and Washington counties are eligible for library cards, except for residents of Johnson City (those residents can purchase library privileges at Estacada Library for $75 a year).Visit any Clackamas County library to register for a card.
To apply for a card, bring a photo ID with your current address listed. Preferred ID is an Oregon driver’s license. Acceptable ID includes passport, student ID, or other photo ID to verify your identity. If your photo ID does not include your current address bring a piece of mail, such as a utility bill, to confirm your address. If you have questions about identification, getting a card, or are unable to visit the library to pick up your card, call us at 503-630-8273.
Parents and guardians are responsible for the selection choices of their own minor children.
Renewing Library Materials
If you want to keep library materials past the due date, you can renew them. Library materials can be renewed for five additional loan periods as long as no patrons have holds on the item. You do not need to bring them into the library for the first four renewals. On the fifth renewal, the material must be brought to the library. There are three ways to renew materials:
Interlibrary Loan materials must be renewed through the Interlibrary Loan Department by calling 503-630-8273. Instructions for renewing are also printed on the tan paper band on Interlibrary Loan items. ILL’s cannot be renewed at the library.
All items not returned by their due dates are charged $.25 per day per item. There is no grace period. Patrons are given the option to receive a receipt that lists the dates their items are due, and patrons can also log on to their accounts online to check their borrowing status.
What is my PIN?
Your PIN (personal identification number) is a 4-to-6-digit password you specify when you apply for a library card. If you don’t specify a PIN on your library card application the default PIN is the last 4 digits of your phone number. You can opt to have your PIN changed by asking at the library circulation desk.
Notification of holds arrival
When materials you’ve placed on hold arrive at the library you are notified by phone or by e-mail. Calls are made either to the phone number or sent to the e-mail address you specify on your account. To change your notification method, ask at the circulation desk.
In addition to notifying you that your hold requests are available, the e-mail service will notify you three days in advance of your item being due and give you a link to renew.
For your security and to respect confidentiality, items on hold can only be picked up using the library card for whom the hold was placed. DVDs and computer games are on hold behind the Circulation Desk. You must present your library card to staff who will get them for you. Other materials are available self-serve next to the Circulation Desk.
How to manage your holds
It is possible to keep track of the items you place on hold. To access a FAQ (frequently asked questions) about holds and how to manage your library account, go to the HELP page at LINCC.
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|A librarian is usually available at the Information Desk to assist you in research, reader’s advisory, general reference and any information need you may have. The main Information Desk serves all patrons with reading and reference needs. Staff is also available to assist patrons at the public computers.Here are some of the other reading and reference services we offer:
Library2Go allows you to download audio books onto your computer or MP3 player, or burn them to a CD. Library2Go is free for all LINCC cardholders.
Online Database Resources
One of the greatest perks of having a LINCC library card is the ability to access a wide range of subject databases from your home. Use your library card number and PIN to access these Online Resources, which include full-text magazine and newspaper resources, interactive language learning programs, encyclopedias for school-age kids, genealogy databases, health and medical information, and much more. To get started, click HERE.
Interlibrary Loans (ILLs)
If the library cannot locate an item within our system, we can place an interlibrary loan for you. An ILL is a request for items from other libraries throughout the US and Canada. To place an ILL, talk to staff at the Information Desk or at Circulation.
Copy Machine and Microfilm Reader
The library has a copier that makes B&W copies for .10 cents each, and a microfilm/fiche reader that makes copies. The library does not have a FAX machine for public use. Staff can advise patrons on alternative FAX locations in Estacada.
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|INTERNET AND COMPUTER SERVICES|
|The Estacada Library has 25 public computers with Internet access (one is Spanish language-enabled), five children’s computers equipped with educational games, four computers with access to the library’s catalog, and free Wi-Fi access. Computer access requires a valid library card and a personal identification number (PIN). Computers can be reserved for a specific date and time. COMPUTER USE POLICY AND INTERNET RULESBy logging in to use the Library’s computers you agree to the following rules and acknowledge that you understand the limits of the Library’s responsibility:
Failure to follow these rules, the Library’s Internet Use Policy and Rules of Conduct, will result in loss of library privileges and/or criminal prosecution or other legal action.
Computer access will be denied to anyone who violates the above stated policies.
|FLORA COMMUNITY ROOM|
|The Estacada Public Library’s Flora Community Room is available to be rented for parties, classes and other events. Fees and rules apply. Click on the following link for a printable version of the FloraRoomUseAgreement2015.Completed applications can be printed out and mailed or brought to the library in person. **All fees must be paid at the time of booking.**|
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|The library has a small conference room available for use by non-profit organizations or by other small groups who need a meeting room for 10 people or fewer. The conference room is only available during library business hours and is free of charge. It contains a conference table and chairs and a white board. The room is scheduled up to one month in advance, however if the room is not in use and not scheduled it can be used on a drop-in basis for small group meetings. To reserve, call 503.630.8273.|
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|You can use your library card to check out passes to major Portland cultural attractions and visit them for free. The attractions are:|
The due date must be observed so the next waiting borrower can pick up their reserved pass. Since there is only one pass for each cultural institution per library, passes returned late will negatively affect all other borrowers and incur a $5 late charge per day.
For more information, contact the library at 503.630.8273.
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|Book and Materials Donation Policy The Estacada Library thanks you for considering a donation to our collection or book sale. We accept donations of books and other materials that will either be added to the library’s collection based on need or added to the Chapter Two book sale area in the library. Because donated materials may be added to the collection or sold, we prefer that they be gently used and in condition suitable for sale. All proceeds from the Library’s Chapter Two book sale (which also includes, DVDs, audiobooks, compact discs and more) go directly to fund library programs and services.We request that donations meet certain guidelines: WE DO ACCEPT:
If you have items that do not meet the above criteria, please recycle them or donate to charities.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT:
We reserve the right to refuse any donations. If we cannot accept your donation, your options are:
Donation receipts are available on request. If you have questions about what donations the library will accept, call 503.630.8273.
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