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Putting Items on Reserve is Easy!

Patrons can place their own holds on items that are in the library catalog. This service is free to all patrons. If you need a free library card, call the library and we will walk you through the steps 433-5887

You can place HOLDS from others libraries. Can’t find what you are looking for in the online catalogue? Call us and we can place orders to libraries outside of our consortium. When the order comes in we will contact you.

Step One: Go to the library card catalogue on the website: Ainsworth Public Library Card Catalogue

Step Two: Login to your account using your library card login information. Remember, your password is the last four digits of your phone number:

You can choose how you want to search.
You can choose which collection you want to search: Our catalogue, the collection in the state, or from a list you created.

Step Three: Search for the item in the Search box in the catalogue, the blue circle shows you where below. Then hit enter. If your item is available, it will appear ( see orange box) Then click on the blue letters of the item (in this case Dracula) :

Dracula had a lot of choices so I needed to scroll down to see all my options. I was interested in the DVD. It was the second entry and the library has it and it is on the shelf. So I placed a hold. (see below)

Step Four: Make sure you pick the item that you want and then hit the “Place Hold” button. (see below)

You will then see a screen to submit the hold. Press the “Submit Hold Request” and you are all set.

The Library will contact you to inform you when your hold has arrived. In this case, the hold was from our library, so it is ready for you to pick up. If it had been a request from another library, they would send it through the courier system. Most requests take a week. Our Inter-Library Loan drop off days are Wednesdays so we generally contact you on Wednesday afternoons. If the request is coming through the mail,it may take longer and we will contact you as soon as it arrives.

SAFETY FIRST!
All of our circulating items will have been quarantined for 24 hours before going back into circulation.  We will be wearing and adhering to regular hand washing and sanitizer use.  Every item returned, will be cleaned.

Returns:
SAFETY FIRST!
If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms such as:  fever, coughing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell; or if you OR THE RETURNING LIBRARY MATERIALS have been exposed to someone who has tested positive to COVID-19, please do not return the materials to the library until at least 7 days after recovery of the virus.

Materials can be returned in the drop box to the left of the front door 24/7.

We have free 24/7 wifi, and it is accessible outside of our building. There is a picnic table on the side of the building if you need to sit down. Call or email the library for the unique password.

Don’t forget about GMLC Overdrive, downloadable audio and ebooks: https://ainsworthpubliclibrary.org/ebooks-eaudiobooks/

We also have over 500 free online Universal Classes: https://ainsworthpubliclibrary.org/universal-class-online-learning/

LearningExpress Library provides a comprehensive selection of academic and career-related solutions available in one platform. And can be found here: https://ainsworthpubliclibrary.org/learning-express-library/

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