Who can get a library card?
Library cards can be issued to Leicester residents and non-residents who present a valid ID with a current address. If your ID does not show your current address, a piece of mail or utility bill is acceptable for proof of address. Minor children must have a parent or guardian's signature.
How many items can I have checked out at one time?
Patrons may borrow up to 50 items per library card. There is a limit of 20 dvds, 20 cds, and 1 video game at any one time. Patrons may borrow up to 2 new DVDs at one time, and there is a limit of 4 books per subject for non-fiction.
Can I use my Auburn/Spencer/Worcester/etc. card in Leicester? Can I use my Leicester card in Auburn/Spencer/Worcester/etc.?
Yes! Leicester Public Library is a full circulating member of C/WMARS, our regional library consortium. If you have a C/WMARS library card from another library, you can use it at Leicester Public Library and vice versa. A complete list of C/WMARS member libraries is available at www.cwmars.org. Other libraries may have slightly different borrowing rules.
What type of media can be checked out from the library?
The library has a variety of materials for you to choose from. Books, DVDs, Books on CD, children's books and media, playaways, magazines and Museum Passes can be found in the Library's CCatalog. The library also loans video games (Wii, Xbox, PlayStation), and nook and Kindle eReaders.
How long are your check out periods?
Most items, including books, books on CD, magazines, etc. can be checked out for three weeks. DVDs have a one week loan period.
What will I be charged for overdue books, DVDs, etc.?
You will be charged .10 cents per day for overdue books, magazines and cds, up to $3.00 maximum per item. You will be charged $1.00 per day for overdue video game and DVD materials, up to a maximum of $5.00 per item.
How long can I use the computer?
You may sign up to use a computer for one hour. If no one is waiting, you may have additional time at the discretion of library staff. There are 6 public terminals on the main floor and 3 in the children's room. Adults not accompanied by children are asked to use the computers on the main floor. All computers connect to the Internet and have Microsoft Office software available.
Can I print documents?
Yes. Printing from a computer in the Adult or Children's area sends the job to a local color printer. The cost is 15 cents per page for text, $1.00 per page for pictures, 50 cents for half page of pictures. Printing from the wireless network is not available.
Can I return books from another library?
Yes. We will check in all materials belonging to another C/W MARS library and the item will be sent back via the delivery van. We cannot return items belonging to the local school district or out-of-state materials as they are part of a different system.
Do you have a private meeting room?
The current library does not have a private meeting room, but plans for the renovated library do include meeting space.
Is your Library handicapped accessible?
Only part of our 1895 building is accessible to patrons with mobility issues. If you have questions about or need accommodations for mobility, hearing, vision or other issues, please contact the library staff before your visit.
Do you take donations?
Yes, we gladly accept donations of books, magazines, and audio-visual materials. We will give you a receipt for your records, but we cannot assign a value.
Do you have town records for genealogy/research?
We have vital statistics for most Massachusetts towns up to 1850. We have a variety of materials related to Leicester and Massachusetts history.
Do you have a public fax?
Yes. Our fax machine is for outgoing faxes to 508 and toll free numbers only. We cannot receive faxes for patrons.
Do You Still Have A Question?
Contact the library at (508)892-7020
Where is the Library located?
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