Our mission: "The mission of the Minoa Free Library is to enhance the quality
of life for our citizens and visitors by providing resources, print and electronic, that educate, enlighten and entertain. The library also recognizes a need to welcome children to discover the pleasures of reading and the value of the public library."
Our vision: "The vision of the Minoa Free Library is to continue to be a community meeting-place of materials and minds, and, with its resources and staff, help today's youth become tomorrow's leaders."
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COMPUTER & INTERNET POLICY
PATRON CODE OF CONDUCT
OUR HISTORY DONATIONS
GIFT BOOK POLICY
Materials - What You Can Borrow
Most materials (books, audiobooks, magazines, play-aways) go out for a 3-week loan with 2 renewals when available.
DVDs, Blu-Rays and seasonal items have a 1-week loan period with 2 renewals when available.
Tech Pack Chromebook with MiFi Hotspot can be borrowed for 3 weeks for use at home without internet connection.
There is a 3-day grace period on most 3-week loans, and a 1-day grace period on most 1-week loans.
Holiday Items have no renewals or grace period during that holiday season.
We welcome telephone renewals if the item can be renewed. Fines for all materials taken out from our library are 10¢ a day (the lowest in the county). Renewals may also be made online.
As a Member Library of the Onondaga County Public Library system, music CDs and records, as well as other items that we may not have on our shelves, can be reserved and sent to the library of your choice.
Click on the icons above to discover what is available to you. Downloadable eBooks, audiobooks, music and videos are also available through the regular OCPL Catalog.
Downloadable ebooks, audiobooks, music and movies from hoopla,
must be a Minoa Library patron.
Board of Trustees
The Minoa Free Library Board of Trustees meets at
5:30 pm on a Thursday in January, March, May (Annual Meeting followed by regular Board Meeting), June, August, October, and November (see our Calendar).
The Minoa Free Library Board consists of:
* President: Linda Stoddard
* Vice-President: Thomas Carlin
* Secretary: Michele Coolbeth
* Angela Klock
* Janet McDonald
* Tracy Callahan
* Cindy Rogers
* Non-Board Treasurer: Lori Farrell
The Minoa Free Library Administration consists of:
* Director: Laura P. Ravera
Fax Services: Items are faxed at the following rates:
within the 315 area code and toll-free: $1 for the first 5 pages;
outside the 315 area code: $3 for the first 5 pages;
25¢ a page beyond the first 5 pages will be charged for all outgoing Faxes.
To receive incoming Faxes, the rate is 25¢ per page.
Photocopier: A self-service black & white copy machine is available for the public at 15¢ a page. It will copy 8 1/2 X 11, 8 1/2 X 14, and 11 X 17 inch paper. It will enlarge and reduce, but does not do double-sided copies and is not in color.
Scanner Services: We can scan documents to a flash drive. We have a flash drive available for temporary use in the library. There is no fee for this service.
Computers: Computers are available for public use at no fee. A current OCPL Library Card or picture ID must be presented. All computers are connected to a PRINTER: black & white: 10¢ a page (first page is free);
color: 25¢ a page (no free page, check with staff to change printer settings)
Headphones & flash drive are available for use in the library upon request.
We also have a Catalog-Short Use computer which can be used to check the OCPL Catalog or for 15 minutes use, to check your email, etc. It is connected to the printer.
Computers are shut down 15 minutes prior to closing.
Wireless Internet: Wireless Internet access is available when the Library is open at no fee. It is connected to the printer priced as above.
Tech Pack Chromebook with MiFi Hotspot: can be borrowed for 3 weeks for use at home without internet connection
Online Services: Access to your account information is available online at onlib.org using your OCPL Library card and PIN. Freegal Music downloads can be accessed through the link on our Home Page. OCPL Catalog is also linked on our page, with Digital Catalog for downloadable items, as well as Databases.
Minoa Library Book Donation Policy
Minoa Free Library will accept book donations throughout the calendar year, which must be approved by the staff. The Library will accept up to 2 boxes or bags of books per visit. Books must be in excellent condition and either recent or of ongoing interest to contemporary readers. Once donated, all items become the unconditional property of the Library. Gift receipts are available upon request. No returns, no refunds.
What we DO accept: What we DO NOT accept:
COOKBOOKS OLD NON-FICTION
CURRENT BIOGRAPHIES MEDICAL BOOKS
CURRENT NON-FICTION TEXTBOOKS
DVDs VHS VIDEOS
AUDIOBOOK CDs AUDIOBOOK CASSETTES