Materials for Loan and Use | Overdue Notices & Fees | Order Books from Home | E-mail and Text Notification Service | Copier, Fax, Printer, and Scanner | Computers and Internet Access | Meeting Rooms
Materials for Loan and Use
A wide variety of choices for all ages are available.
Materials may be renewed if there is not another patron waiting for the item.Return to Top
Overdue Notices & Fees
Patrons are now able to receive notifications from the library of items on hold or overdue by e-mail. If you are interested in this service, please inquire during our regular business hours at 715-748-2505 or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org or stop in at the library circulation desk.
E-mail and mail notifications are sent when materials are over 7 days late. Special materials will receive a late notice after 3 days. Overdue fees and other charges affect borrowing privileges at all V-cat libraries.Fines are:
Order Books From Your Home Computer
Now you can order books from home using your personal computer. The library participates in a database of more than 400,000 items which are available for check out. Patrons can browse through the database from the convenience of their home computer, place holds on titles from remote locations without staff assistance, and pick up the items at the library when they are received. Remember you need to have filled out our Patron Registration Form which can be picked up at the library at any time in order to check out an item from the library.
The web address is http://catalog.wvls.org/
The library's new software (Sierra) offers simplified searching options that will allow patrons to search for an author, subject or title from the same search box, much like how Google works. Patrons also will not need to know exact spellings of author names or titles to find books; Sierra offers search suggestions that will help patrons find exactly what they're looking for. It also offers keyword searching, meaning you don't need to know the exact library classification to find materials in the library.
Patrons are also able to save the books they've checked out to a reading list, so with the click of a mouse they can see if they've already read a book or which book they last read in a series.Return to Top
E-mail and Text Notification Service
Patrons are able to receive their notifications from the library about their items on hold or overdue by e-mail. The library's new software (Sierra) offers patrons the option of getting text alerts for notifications as well. With the transition to the new software the text alerts may not be available yet, but should be after the transition is complete and the libraries have settled into using the new software.
If you are interested in either of these services, log in to your account through the library catalog at http://catalog.wvls.org/. Once you are logged into your account go to Modify Personal Information and add either your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
Please don't hesitate to ask questions about these services during our regular business hours at 715-748-2505 or by e-mail at email@example.com or stop in at the library circulation desk.Return to Top
Copier, Fax, Printer, and Scanner
Computers and Internet Access
Computers are available for 1 hour time periods. Another hour may be allowed if another patron is not waiting to use one. You will need your library card to log-in.
Computers with Internet access are available for 15 minute intervals.Return to Top
Beyond books, the Medford library participates in events and annual programs for the community.
Check out Programs and Events for more details on certain events.Return to Top
Library Meeting Rooms
Two conference rooms are available for public use. Reservations for evening use by a single group may be limited to no more than 3 meetings in advance. There is no fee for use of the conference rooms by non-profit agencies. For-profit agencies can rent the rooms for a $10 user fee. Reservation for the rooms may be made in person or by telephone, but the rooms cannot be used to sell any products or services or parties.