Bedford Free Library

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HOURS OF OPERATION

 Monday - Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
 Saturday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday
Closed

 CLOSINGS

DETAILS HERE

WEEKLY STORYTIMES



Tuesday, 2:00 pm
(Not in July)
Thursday, 11:15 am

 Preschoolers with adult
No registration required
 

 

32 Village Green, Bedford, NY 10506   914.234.3570

Member Services

POLICY OF CONDUCT
The Board of Trustees has adopted a Policy of Conduct to protect the rights and safety of Library patrons, volunteers and staff and for preserving and protecting the Library’s materials, equipment, facilities and grounds.

MEMBERSHIP POLICIES
Membership cards are issued to residents of Bedford Village upon the applicant providing proof of residence. Secondary criteria for eligibility are employment, property ownership, or school attendance in Bedford Village. A patron may have only one library card in the Westchester Library System. Cards will be issued to children when they enter Kindergarten. Lost cards or address changes should be reported to the desk librarian. Please complete the membership form and present with proper identification at the Library. Your first check out is limited to three items.

CIRCULATION, RENEWAL PERIODS AND FINES:

MEDIA

LOAN PERIODS

OVERDUE FINES
PER DAY

MAXIMUM FINES

New books (adult)

14 days

20c

$5.00

Books (adult)

21 days

10c

$5.00

Books (juvenile)

21 days

10c

$5.00

Express Books 14 day (adult)*

14 days

$1.00

$10.00

InterLibrary Loan Book *

28 days

$2.00

$25.00

Holiday books (juvenile)

14 days

20c

$5.00

Playaway (adult & juvenile)

21 days

20c

$5.00

MP3 CD Audiobook (adult & juv)

21 days

10c

$5.00

Books on tape/CD (adult)

21 days

20c

$5.00

Books on tape/CD (juvenile)

21 days

10c

$5.00

Music CDs (adult)

21 days

20c

$5.00

Music CDs (juvenile)

21 days

10c

$5.00

CD-Roms

14 days

$1.00

$10.00

Videos (adult & juvenile)

7 days

$1.00

$10.00

DVDs (adult & juvenile)

7 days

$1.00

$10.00

3 Day DVDs/videos (adult & juv)*

3 days

$1.00

$5.00

Magazines (adult)

7 days

10c

$5.00

Magazines (juvenile)

7 days

10c

$5.00


* No renewals
No renewals on ANY items with holds on them.

PRIVACY POLICIES
These are decided by Westchester Library System. Full details are available here.

RETURNS
Materials borrowed at any of the Westchester Library System member libraries may be returned at any WLS member library. All material may be returned in the drop boxes outside the library at any time. Please use the appropriate box for AV or books.

PLACING HOLDS
Holds can be placed at the library or online at www.westchesterlibraries.org using the patron’s library barcode. Patrons can choose to be notified by phone or email when the item is available for pick up. All material will be held for 8 days before being returned to the owning library for the next person in line on the holds list. You need both your barcode and the last 4 digits of the phone number registered with the Library in order to log on. If you have any issues or questions you are advised to contact your local library.

REFERENCE MATERIALS
The Library has a wide selection of reference materials. These items are to be used on Library premises and are not available for loan.

INTERLIBRARY LOANS
When materials are not available on site, the staff will initiate, whenever possible, interlibrary loans from other Westchester County libraries, college libraries, or New York State libraries. Items borrowed from outside WLS are for 4 weeks, with no renewals. Depending on the item that you are ordering there may be a fee for this service.

LOST BOOKS
The charge for unpaid lost items will appear on a patron’s record. Patrons, who have lost any library material, will be asked to either replace the item themselves, or pay the library for the full replacement cost. Fines for the item will be waived at this time. In the event that the item is found after payment, money will not be refunded. Damaged materials are to be reported by the patron and dealt with at the discretion of the librarian.

BLOCKS
A Library card is blocked when accumulated charges (fines, lost items etc.) reach $25. When a block is placed on a card it prevents further use of any of the Westchester Libraries including access to all databases. You are advised to check the status of your accumulated charges regularly at your library or online to prevent your card being blocked.

USE OF COMPUTERS
The Library offers
Adults: 3 internet access computers with Office capabilities
1 catalog only computer (sign up not required)
Children: 2 games computers, 1 internet access computer
Sign up is required for computer use and is limited to 30 minutes when others are waiting. Inappropriate use of all public access computers, including changes made to any settings will result in the immediate loss of all computer privileges permanently. Games are only permitted on the designated computers in the children’s room. Movies are never permitted on any computers. Headphones must be used for all programs with sound. 
For additional information you can check our Policy.

SERVICES
The Library has the following services for public use:
  Copiers both color and regular
  Fax machine (within the USA only)
  Public computers
  Wireless Internet service
  Laminating
Many of these services are available for a nominal fee. The computers and wireless internet are free of charge.

STUDY AREAS
Study areas are provided, in which quiet and consideration for other patrons is required.

TUTORS
Tutors are welcome at the Library. As space is limited we ask that tutors follow our policy.

PROCTORED EXAMS
Contact Ann Cloonan (acloonan@wlsmail.org) or Margaret Scott (mscott@wlsmail.org) if you are interested in scheduling an exam which requires a proctor. See the link for additional details. Not available when the Library is closed or on the weekends. Mornings are preferable. There is no fee and communication is the responsibility of the patron.

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