More than a great selection of books awaits you at Bledsoe County Public
Library. Information is available on video, audio and microfilm. Five
computers may be used by the public for word processing or to access the
If the library does not have the
material you are looking for, you may order it through the state-wide
interlibrary loan system. Any patron with a valid library card may request
materials on interlibrary loan.
Books and other materials may be renewed, reserved or requested by
telephone, fax or e-mail.
Any resident of Bledsoe County is eligible to apply for a library
card in order to borrow materials. The first card is free, but a $5 fee is
charged for lost or damaged card replacements. Applicants must provide their
name, signature, current address and phone number. (Proof of address is
required.) Children and youth under 18 must have the signature of their
parent or legal guardian. First-time borrowers are restricted to two items.
The loan period is 14 days. Books usually may be renewed twice, but
some restrictions may apply. A late fee of 10 cents per day, not to exceed
the price of the book, will be charged.
Should a book be lost or damaged, the borrower will be responsible
to pay the replacement price plus a $10 processing fee.
Reference books are available for use at the library but do not
Three videos per household may be borrowed for a loan period of 3
days. Videos are not to be returned using the book drop; they must be
returned inside at the Librarianís Desk.
A fine of $1 per day will be charged as a late fee, with a maximum
The loan period for audiotapes is 14 days. The late fine is 25 cents
per day, with a $5 per tape maximum.
Locally-owned microfilm is available for use in the library but does
MICROFILM READER AND READER/PRINTER
The microfilm reader and reader/printer is for in-library use only.
There are to be no more than two users at a time, with a one-hour limit if
someone else is waiting. Each copy is 15 cents.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET USE
The library has five computers available for word processing and/or
Internet use. Computer time is assigned in one-hour blocks; a patron may be
granted an additional 30 minutes if no one else is waiting. Instruction in
computer use is not provided; however, assistance may be requested if a
library staff member is available.
Anyone under 17 must have signed permission from a parent or legal
guardian before accessing the Internet on a library computer.
No more than two people may use the same computer at the same time,
and patrons are responsible for any damage to the hardware they are using.
Downloading to the libraryís hard drive is prohibited; work not saved on
disk will be lost. Users may access personal e-mail accounts, but chat rooms
and instant messaging are not allowed. Also prohibited are accessing or
distributing materials or on-line games considered to be obscene, child
pornography or harmful to minors.
Black and white printing is 10 cents per page; if color printing is
available, the charge is $1 per page. (Students working on an assignment may
print the first 10 black and white pages free.)
Copies may be made on the libraryís photocopier for 25 cents per
page. (Students working on a school assignment get the first 5 pages free.)
A fee of 10 cents per page is
charged for the public access printer. (Students working on a school assignment
get the first 10 pages free.)
Faxes sent long-distance cost $1 per page, plus 25 cents for a
confirmation receipt. The fee to receive a fax at the library is 25 cents per