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Animals in the Library
Only service animals or service animals in training are allowed in the Library. Owners of other pets will be asked to remove them from the Library. Animals used in educational programs sponsored by the Library are exempt.
Borrowing Materials from the Library
Anything in our "circulating collection" can be checked out. This includes books, DVDs, audiobooks, video games, software, *mobile hotspots, ukuleles, *bicycles, and more. You can check out the collection on our Beyond Books page!
You may check out a maximum of ninety-nine items, including up to twenty DVDs and five video games or pieces of software. Additionally, full-service card holders may check out up to twenty eBooks or audiobooks from OverDrive/Libby and up to ten from Hoopla.
Some items are restricted to Library use only: research materials (unless permission is given by a Librarian), magazines, newspapers, and items in the Winter Park History Center's collection.
For information about getting a Library card, visit here.
*Mobile hotspots may be reserved and checked out by adult, full-service cardholders. Bicycles may not be reserved but may be checked out by adult, full-service cardholders.
Books, Audiobooks and CDs: 3 weeks
DVDs, Video Games, and Software: 1 week
Downloadable eBooks and audiobooks: 1, 2 or 3 weeks – you select the checkout period when you download the item
Mobile Hotspots: 1 week
Bicycles: Same-day checkout. (Available to full-service and reciprocal cardholders)
Laptops: 4 hours
Most items can be renewed up to four times (some exclusions apply). Renewal periods are for the same period of time as the original checkout (e.g., a book checked out originally for three weeks will renew for three weeks). Physical items will automatically renew on their due date, unless someone else has requested them or you've reached the maximum number of renewals. If you have questions about what this means for you, email us at email@example.com.
Full-service members may place an item on reserve (hold) if the item is checked out, waiting for another member, on order, or otherwise unavailable. Reserves (holds) can be placed in person, by phone, or online. You may place up to ten items on reserve (hold) at a time (some exclusions apply). When an item comes in/is ready for you to pick up, you will be notified according to your account preferences (email, text message, or phone call). Items are held for five days. If they are not picked up within five days, the reserve (hold) will be canceled and returned to the shelves.
You may cancel or suspend your reserves (holds) in person, by phone, or online. Once an item is available for you to pick up, you can cancel it in person or by phone.
If you are a full-service member and you would like a book that the Library does not own and it is less than a year old, you can fill out a “Suggest a Purchase” form on our website, and we will consider it for purchase. If the book’s publication date is over a year old, ask a Librarian about borrowing the book through our InterLibrary Loan service.
It is not. The Winter Park Library is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. If you have an OCLS library card and you live in Orange County, you may apply for a reciprocal membership card. Please visit here for more information.
Photography in the Library
We do allow photography inside the Winter Park Library, if it doesn’t impede access to the spaces and collections available to our members and guests. We also ask that you be respectful of others inside, and that photoshoots take place on the first floor, as the second floor is reserved for children and families. Please let us know what date you plan to come by so that we can be prepared. We would love copies of the photos for our social media. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Using Library Technology
Full-service cardholders have free access to Library computers and laptops. Users may also purchase a guest pass for $2; the pass offers up to two hours of computer use in the Computer Lab and expires at the end of the business day.
The Library offers printing, copying, scanning and faxing:
Prints: $.25 per page bw; $.50 per page color
Scans: free. Scans can be emailed, uploaded to cloud service, and/or saved to USB device.
Copies: $.25/page bw; $.50/page color
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Faxing: No international faxing, Domestic only. Costs $.50 per page. A cover page can be added and is also an additional $.50 for that page. Payment options would be credit or debit card, but cash or check can be taken but front desk must be seen first.
Yes, WiFi and mobile printing are available.
Prints: $.25 per page bw; $.50 per page color
Library staff are happy to assist you with logging on to computers, accessing and learning about Library-provided resources. For additional computer or software training, ask a staff member about our technology classes.