THE ROWAYTON LIBRARY

Using Your Library

GET A FREE LIBRARY CARD

Statewide Library Cards are free to Connecticut residents. Your library card is free and may be obtained at the main desk. This "Connec-ticard" may be used at any public library in the State Wide Library Card System. Books may be borrowed at one library and returned at any other library within the system.
If you do not have a library card and are a resident of Rowayton, you may apply online HERE.

MY ACCOUNT

You may login to your Library Account HERE with your Library Bar Code and check the following or look for :

CHECK OUT/RETURN POLICIES

Loan Periods

ITEM LIMIT LOAN PERIOD
DVDs No limit 1 Week
New Adult Non-Fiction Books No limit 3 Weeks
New Adult Fiction/Mystery/Suspense No limit 2 Weeks
New Children's Books No limit 3 weeks
Audio Books on CD No limit 3 weeks
Audio Books on Playaways No limit 2 weeks
Music Compact Discs No limit 3 weeks
Magazines in Circulation No limit 1 week
All other materials as marked as marked

Rowayton Library items can be renewed unless the item is on hold for another patron.  InterLibrary loans can be renewed only based upon the lending library's policy.

Overdue Fines and Charges

ITEM FINE MAXIMUM FINE / FEE
Children's Books 10¢ / Day $10.00
Adult Books 15¢ / Day $10.00
New Adult Books 25¢ / Day $10.00
Compact Disc 10¢ / Day $10.00
DVDs $1 / Day $10.00
Damaged or Lost Items Cost+$5.00 each Cost+$5.00 each
InterLibrary Loan Items $1 / Day $10.00

Book drops are provided for your convenience. To guarantee same day check-in, materials must be returned inside when the library is open. Fines are charged for each calendar day past due for days the library is open.

PLACE HOLDS

Holds may be placed online from the library catalog. Once you find the item you wish to reserve, click on the "Request Item " button in the right menu. Enter your library card number and pickup location, click "Request" and "Return to Searching".

When it is your turn for the item, you will be notified by a phone call.

To cancel a hold, log on to your account in the catalog with your library card number, then review your account. Select the "Holds" tab and check off the item to be canceled and then click "Cancel Request ".

We are happy to help you place or cancel holds. Call us at 203-838-5038 or email us!

If the Rowayton Library does not own the item you want, you may request an Interlibrary Loan via Bibliomation (our consortium) or reQuest (the statewide catalog).

24/7 REFERENCE LIBRARIAN SERVICE

Computer access to the State of Connecticut Online Databases through iCONN.

Home delivery of books to sick and shut-ins.

Copier machine available to public at nominal charge.

FEES OF THE ROWAYTON LIBRARY

The following Fees are in effect for services at the Rowayton Library:

  • B/W printing...$ .10/page (11" x 17" paper is considered 2 pages)
  • Color printing...$ .25/page (11" x 17" paper is considered 2 pages)
  • B/W copying...$ .10/page (11" x 17" paper is considered 2 pages)
  • Color copying...$ .25/page (11" x 17" paper is considered 2 pages)
  • Outgoing fax...$2/first page, $1/each additional page
  • Incoming fax...$ .25/page
  • Use of Scanner...FREE (flash drive required)
  • Use of WiFi...FREE
  • Use of Computers...FREE

All Fines for materials borrowed from the Rowayton Library and returned late are: $ .10/day except the following:

  • New Adult Fiction Books...$ .25/day
  • New Adult Mystery Books...$ .25/day
  • New Adult Non-Fiction Books...$ .25/day
  • All Audiobooks (Playaway format)...$ .25/day
  • All DVDs...$1/day
  • All InterLibrary Loan materials...$1/day
  • All Museum Passes...$1/day

Loss of an item will incur a charge of the cost of replacement of the item plus a $5.00 service charge for processing.

There is a $10.00 cap of fines per item. Patron accounts with fines of $25.00 or more cannot place HOLDs ONLINE until their account is cleared.

If you have any questions about the Fees and Fines listed here, please feel free to contact the Director at (203) 838-5038 or Email Library@Rowayton.org



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