Frequently Asked Questions

“It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it.”
-- Oscar Wilde.
 
Announcements:

Every Thursday: Story time for pre-school age children is held every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.  Miss Mandi would love to see you there! 

November 22, - Closing at 2:00 p.m.

November 23, 24 - Closed for Thanksgiving

November 25, - Closed for Marrowbone Parade

Updated: November 18, 2017



-New Arrivals-
Adult
Harry Hole Series – Jo Nesbo
            The Bat
            Cockroaches
            The Redbreast
            Nemesis
            The Devil’s Star
            The Redeemer
            The Snowman
            The Leopard
            Phantom
            Police
Home for Christmas – Holly Chamberlin
Homicide for the Holidays – Cheryl Honigford
Purring Around the Christmas Tree – Liz Mugavero

DVD
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
6 Below
Amityville the Awakening
Wind River
Secret Scripture
Atomic Blonde
Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature

Updated November 18, 2017 




November Themes!

Children and Juvenile:Fall, Thanksgiving, Printing letters, Numbers 1-5

Authors of the Month:

Children: Karma Wilson

Juvenile/Young Adult: John Green

Adult: Phillip Margolin

Updated November 2, 2017 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. What are the library's hours of operation?
  2. What is available at the library?
  3. Who can get a library card?
  4. Does it cost anything to get a library card or to check out materials?
  5. How much are late fees?
  6. How long can I keep materials?
  7. How many books/movies can I check out?
  8. Can I renew materials? If so, how and for how long?
  9. Can other people check out materials under my name?
  10. Can genealogy resources be checked out?
  11. Can I request material via interlibrary loan?
  12. Is Wi-Fi access password protected?
  13. How long can I stay on the public computers? Can I print from them?
  14. Can children be in the library by themselves?
  15. Do you have a fax machine/copier/scanner?
  16. Does the Social Security representative still come to the library?
  17. What clubs does the library offer?
  18. When is children's Story Hour?
  19. Who can use the bookmobile?
  20. Do you have a meeting room that the public can rent out?
  21. Do you close for inclement weather?

What are the library hours of operation?

  • Monday-Friday: 8:50 am-4:50 pm
  • Saturday: 8:50 am-11:50 pm.
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What is available at the library?

  • Books, DVDs, audio books, magazines, newspapers, public computers, Wi-Fi, genealogy resources, bookmobile service, interlibrary loan, fax and copy services, children's and adult programs
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Who can get a library card?

  • The Cumberland County Public Library is supported primarily by the taxes paid by residents of this county and it is therefore the responsibility of the Library to protect the taxpayer’s investment in the Library’s collection.

  • Any Cumberland County resident, Cumberland County property/licensed vehicle owner, or Kentucky resident who is a member, in good standing, at one of the following reciprocating libraries: Adair County, Clinton County, Metcalfe County, William B. Harlan Memorial Library (Monroe County), or Pulaski County may obtain a Cumberland County Public Library card free of charge. Any other interested patron may purchase a library card for a fee of $5. Adult applicants must show proof of age and residence (valid photo ID, current bill/receipt of tax paid, etc.)

  • Children ages 3-17 may obtain a library card with a parent/guardian’s consent and the understanding that the parent/guardian is responsible for any items that may be damaged or not returned.
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Does it cost anything to get a library card or to check out materials?

  • Please see the heading "Who can have a library card?" Once you have a card all checkouts are free unless they are returned late, in which case, they will incur a fine.
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How much are late fees?

  • Books - $.10/day
  • DVDs - $1.00/day
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How long can I keep materials?

  • Books - 2 weeks
  • Audio books - 1 week
  • Magazines - 1 week
  • DVDs - 2 nights
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How many books/movies can I check out?

  • New patrons can check out 4 books and 2 movie/card. As you continue to check out books and show that you can return materials on time, we will increase the number you can check out.
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Can I renew materials? If so, how and for how long?

  • DVDs cannot be renewed.
  • We CAN renew books (as long as they are not reserved for other patrons) for 2 additional weeks.
  • You can call 270-864-2207 or visit our online catalog and login to renew.
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Can other people check out materials under my name?

  • Yes. If you would like to give someone else check-out privileges, please tell a circulation librarian to make a note on your account.
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Can genealogy resources be checked out?

  • No. All genealogy resources must remain in the library.
  • We can make copies of any material for $.25/page.
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Can I request material via interlibrary loan?

  • Yes. Our courier only comes once/week (typically on Mondays), so there may a bit of a delay.
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How long can I stay on the public computers? Can I print from them?

  • 1 hour, once/day
  • If you need to complete a school or work assignment, let us know and we can extend your time.
  • You can print from our computers. Black/white printouts are $.25/page, color printouts are $1.00/page.
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Can children be in the library by themselves?

  • Any child 12 or younger must be accompanied by a guardian. An adult must stay with children at all times regardless of location.
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Do you have a fax machine/copier/scanner?

  • We have a fax machine and copier available for public use.
  • Staff members, however, do have to make the copies and send the faxes.
  • Copies are $.25/page for black/white and $1.00/page for color.
  • Fax service is $0.50/page.
  • We do not have a scanner.
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Does the Social Security representative still come to the library?

  • No. The Social Security Office no longer sends representatives to the surrounding counties.
  • You must call the Social Security Office in Campbellsville at 1-877-828-1695 to speak to a representative.
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What clubs does the library offer?

  • We have two book clubs, a knitting club, and a bridge club.
  • We offer additional special classes, programs, and events throughout the year.
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Who can use the bookmobile?

  • Patrons who have a hardship in getting to the library can sign up for bookmobile service.
  • If interested, call our bookmobile driver, Terry Staley, to discuss route dates and to establish service.
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Do you have a meeting room that the public can rent out?

  • No. Non-profit organizations, however, can use our meeting room, if:
  • 1) the activity is scheduled during our regular business hours,
  • 2) the room is not already reserved, and
  • 3) a representative has called at least a week prior to check availability.
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Do you close for inclement weather?

  • If staff or patron safety is in question, we close for inclement weather.
  • We post modified hours of operation on the front door and on our Facebook page.
  • We also notify the local radio station.
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