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You need to come to the library and show proof of residence and a photo ID. It could be in the form of a canceled piece of mail, driver's license, or passport, any of which would need to show an address in Preston, Connecticut. The document must include your name and address. You will then need to fill out a short form.
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Anyone with a valid, up-to-date library card from their hometown library may use items from The Preston Public Library (PPL). To register your card at the PPL you must bring your hometown library card, as well as photo ID to the PPL.
Yes. The PPL has 4 public access computers as well wireless as access to the internet. The Internet offers unlimited global access to information. The Preston Public Library does not monitor or control the content of materials available through this medium.
Parents or guardians of children under the age of 18 are responsible for their children's use of the Internet (as they are for all books/materials used by the children in their charge).
Most books can be checked out for 3 weeks, and can be renewed by calling the library at 860-886-1010 or by going online.
Yes, your card is issued immediately with full borrowing privileges, and you may take out as many items as you wish. For your protection, do not lend your card to anyone else, as you are responsible for items charged out on your card.
Yes, your Preston Library card may be used at most public libraries in Connecticut. (Academic libraries generally require borrowers to be students or staff at their institution. However, we may be able to inter-library loan a book for you from that institution).
The book drop is open when the library is closed. You are responsible for the condition of all items returned in the book drop. Please do not leave materials on top of, or beside book drop. Also, please do not leave money for overdue items in drop. Please bring your items inside if the library is open.
Patrons will be charged the full replacement cost of the lost or damaged item. Special fees may apply to lost or damaged items obtained through Inter-Library Loans.
If you move within town, please let us know the new address as soon as possible. If you are moving within Connecticut, you must get a card from the town to which you have moved. You are then welcome to use that card here. If you are moving out of state or out of town, turn in or mail your Preston card before you leave.
Inform the library immediately. You are responsible for all items borrowed on your card.
You may reserve items unavailable at the time of your visit. You may also reserve items online. You will be contacted by phone when the items become available.
Anyone may use any of the Public Access computers that are in the Library. All have Internet access and can be used for one half hour. Additional time may be available, depending on demand. Only one person may use a workstation at a time, unless user has an adult supervising.