The Minot-Sleeper Library provides resources that fulfill educational, informational, and cultural needs of the Newfound Area community in a welcoming, respectful atmosphere.
Minot-Sleeper Library Circulation Policy
Residents and taxpayers of the Newfound Area School District (Alexandria, Bridgewater, Bristol, Danbury, Groton, Hebron, New Hampton) and Hill are eligible for free library borrowing privileges so long as they conform to Library policy. Patrons shall be required to fill out an identification card listing name, address and telephone number. Staff of the Newfound Regional School District and Jennie D. Blake Elementary School in Hill, and employees of the Town of Bristol may also receive a library card with borrowing privileges free of charge under the same provisions. Non-resident patrons shall be required to pay a $25.00 non-refundable fee.
Borrowers are encouraged to 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.
Account holders may fill out a Patron Account Authorized Users Agreement form to allow friends and family to use their account to check out library items and place holds. Those listed as authorized users will not have access to the account holder’s circulation history. The primary account holder is responsible for any and all check outs, damages, lost, and overdue items on his or her account.
Minot-Sleeper Library Overdue Policy Overdue Materials: One week overdue: Patron will receive an automated email Two weeks overdue: Patron will receive a phone call and/or an automated email Four weeks overdue: Patron will receive an automated email and his or her account will be restricted, losing borrowing privileges until item is returned, paid for, or replaced Six weeks overdue: Patron will receive a letter with the cost of replacement
Claims Returned: 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 Minot-Sleeper Library has six computers available for use by the public. Patrons using these computers will comply with our Computer Users Agreement. The Library and its Trustees do not control the internet and cannot guarantee the authenticity of its content. The Library cannot 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.
Internet use is limited to one half hour. If no one else is waiting, the user may continue to use the computer.
There will be a charge of $ .20 per black/white printed page; $ .40 per colored printed page.
Library staff will scan and email a reasonable number of documents for patrons at times when they are not helping others. These documents will only be emailed to the person for whom they are being scanned. There is no fee for scanning.