The Minot-Sleeper Library has been serving the community since 1885, acting
as a cultural center and meeting place for patrons and the community.
The Library is free to all patrons in the Newfound area, and offers a
wide range of resources including books, magazines, DVDs, internet
accessible computers, Wi-Fi connectivity, downloadable audio, adult and
children’s programming and so much more.
Minot-Sleeper Library Circulation Policy
Residents of the Newfound Are School District are eligible to borrow books so long as they conform to library regulation. Patrons shall be required to fill out an identification card listing name, address and telephone number. Non-resident patrons shall be required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable fee unless they pay taxes within the school district.
Borrowers must have their library card or key tag with them in order to check out library materials. There is a $3.00 replacement fee for lost cards.
Books may be kept for 14 days, magazines and movies for 7 days. There is a limit of 4 DVDs per library card. A book, movie or magazine may be renewed once, unless it has been placed on reserve for another borrower. Renewals may be made in person or by phone.
Should a borrower have a book, movie or magazine past the due date of the first renewal, they will not be allowed to check out any additional materials until it has been returned. Materials may be returned in the book drop when the library is not open.
It a borrower damages library property, they shall make good the loss or damage in such a way as the Librarian may direct. Failure to pay fines or assessments for loss or damage shall debar a borrower from the use of the library.
Please notify the library of any changes to phone numbers or addresses.
Minot-Sleeper Library Overdue Policy
Two weeks overdue: Patron will receive a phone call
Six weeks overdue: Patron will receive a letter with the cost of replacement and will lose borrowing privileges until item is returned, paid for, or replaced. At the discretion of a Librarian, or if circumstances do not allow for a phone call, a letter can be sent sooner.
Claims Returned Policy: If a Library patron feels that he/she has returned an item and if that item is not on the shelf, then the user may claim the item returned with no penalty. There is a limit of 3 claims returned per user, after which library privileges will be suspended.
Computer and Internet Access Policy
The Library and its Trustees do not control the internet and cannot guarantee the authenticity of its content. The Library can not censor access to material nor protect users from information they find offensive or controversial. It remains the responsibility of the user to determine what is appropriate. The Library disclaims any liability or responsibility arising from access to or use of information obtained through the internet, or any consequences thereof. Parents, not the Library staff, are responsible for their child's use of the internet at the Library. .
There will be a charge of $0.20 per printed page.