How to Use the Library
A library card is required to borrow materials. Picture ID, including your current address is needed to obtain a card. Patrons residing outside of Monroe County are charged $45 annually for a library card.
Fairport organizations may request a library card for their group.
Library cards are renewed annually. All financial obligations, including fines and/or lost books, processing fees, etc. must be paid before the renewal occurs.
If a library card is lost or damaged, the replacement cost is $1. If fines or charges exceed $5.00, borrowing privileges are suspended until the amount is reduced.
Borrowers are responsible for the replacement cost of materials that are lost or damaged while out on loan as well as a non-refundable $5.00 processing fee. There is a $10.00 fee for returned checks. There is a $.50 fee for lost green cards. There is a $1.00 fee for every item placed on hold. If you receive an overdue notice and you believe the item has been returned, please call the library immediately. Ask the staff to check the shelf for the item; it is possible it was not properly returned.
The signature of a parent or guardian is required on a registration form when children in 6th grade or younger request a library card.
Since New York State law protects the confidentiality of library patrons’ financial and circulation records, patrons should use their own cards exclusively.
All materials at the Fairport Public Library may be borrowed free of charge. Materials should be returned before the library closes on the date they are due. Receipts listing the due dates for all items borrowed are given every time you check out. Round stickers imprinted with “Library Books Due Today” are also available at the circulation desk for you to take home and put on your calendar.
Materials returned after the due dates are considered “overdue” and a fine begins accruing against each item immediately. Fines stop accruing when the item is returned, or the maximum fine is reached.
Book drops may be used for all library materials except CD-ROMs and framed prints. There are 2 book drops; one in the atrium in the lower level of the Village Landing (only accessible during hours of operation) and one by the Library’s Main Street entrance.
NOTE: CD-ROMs and Framed Prints must be returned at the Fairport Public Library only.
Major material categories are listed with the length of the loan period, the per day overdue fines and the maximum fines for Fairport items. NOTE: Materials from other libraries, even if borrowed at Fairport, are subject to the loan period and fine schedule of the OWNING library.
|MATERIAL TYPE||LOAN PERIOD||FINES||MAXIMUM FINE|
|Fiction & nonfiction hardcover – adult||3 weeks||$.35/day||$7.00|
|Fiction & nonfiction paperback – adult||3 weeks||$.35/day||$7.00|
|Fiction & nonfiction paperback & hard-cover YA||3 weeks||$.35/day||$5.00|
|Children’s books||3 weeks||$.35/day||$3.00|
|Magazines – adult & Juvenile||3 weeks||$.35/day||$3.00|
|Cassettes, compact discs & audio books – adult & YA||3 weeks||$.35/day||$5.00|
|Cassettes, compact discs, audio books & Cassette/books - juvenile||3 weeks||$.35/day||$3.00|
|Video cassettes & DVDs||1 week||$.35/day||$7.00|
|Framed Prints (must be returned at Fairport)||8 weeks||$.35/day||$10.00|
|2-Day DVD (must be returned at Fairport)||2 days||$1/day||$12.00|
You can select the email notices you'd like to receive.
- Receive a message when your hold is ready for pick up.
- Get a reminder three days before the due date on all your library items.
- Receive a message if you have something overdue.
Sign up for our email newsletter to receive information on a variety of topics.
A few reminders about email notices:
- Once you sign up for hold notices, you will not receive phone calls or papers notices. Be sure the email account you select is one that you check regularly.
- Spam filters might catch some of these emails so please allow messages from firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Reminders about library programs will come from firstname.lastname@example.org
- It's very easy to cancel these emails as well. Just follow the instructions in the message or call the library at 585-223-9091.
Yes! The library has classes to help you get started on the internet. These 2-part classes are free, but you must register to participate.
- Class I: Computer Basics
A quick introduction to computers and how to use a mouse.
- Class II: Internet Basics
A hands-on class for patrons with little or no experience on the internet. We'll discuss using links, using search engines and printing web pages.
You must register to attend these classes. Call the library at 223-9091 for more information or to register.
Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance if you have registered for a class but are unable to attend. This will help accomodate those who are on the waiting list.
The Fairport Public Library has free wireless access available during library hours which you can access with your wireless-enabled laptop.
Some things to know about the library's wireless connection:
- Library staff is not trained nor equipped to troubleshoot computer configurations.
- The library's network is compatible with 802.11b and 802.11g network cards.
- Adjustments may be necessary within your web browser if your primary connection is through dial-up access. Please remember to change the settings back.
- Printing is not available at this time.
- The library's wireless network is not secure. Information sent from or to your laptop can be captured by anyone else with a wireless device and the appropriate software, within 300 feet. Utilizing virus protection, personal firewall and other measures to protect your information is highly recommended, and is the sole responsibility of the laptop users. The library is not responsible for any loss of information or damage to your laptop or PDA that might result from using the wireless network or other facilities in the library.
The Fairport Public Library provides a meeting room that may be used by the community, when space allows, for cultural or civic activities presented by non-profit organizations.
Please read our Meeting Room Policy and download an Application if interested in booking the room. Applications may be brought in or faxed to the library at 585-223-3998. Copies of the policy and application are also available at the library's Information Desk.
Library staff may be available to proctor different types of exams for students. Please click here to download the guidelines and application. For more information, please call the Information Desk at 223-9091.
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