FAQ

  1. How do I get a library card?
  2. Can I use my Coloma Library card at other libraries?
  3. Can I return my library materials to other libraries?
  4. How many items can I check out?
  5. How long can I keep my materials?
  6. I really want to reserve an item that is checked out or that another library in the system has. How do I do reserve such an item?
  7. Can I renew an item from my computer at home?
  8. Does the library have a copy machine? What about a FAX?
  9. Does the library have tax forms?
  10. Does the Library have a meeting room?
  11. What days are you open? What are your hours of operation?
  12. Still have questions?

1. How do I get a library card?

You must register with a librarian for a library card. You will need some form of ID. For example, the librarian may ask to see your driver's license, a bill with your current address, or a student ID before a card can be issued. Cards are issued for immediate use and may be used the same day they are issued. Those patrons that are 18 and under will need to have a parent or legal guardian complete a permission slip before a card can be issued. Please notify the library if you card is lost or stolen so that we can prevent others from using your card.

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2. Can I use my Coloma Library card at other libraries?

Yes, you may use you Coloma library card at these Winnefox Library System member libraries: Berlin, Brandon, Campbellsport, Endeavor, Green Lake, Hancock, Kingston, Markesan, Menasha, Montello, Neenah, North Fond du Lac, Neshkoro, Oakfield, Omro, Oshkosh, Oxford, Packwaukee, Pine River, Plainfield, Poy Sippi, Princeton, Redgranite, Ripon, Wautoma, Westfield, Wild Rose, and Winneconne.

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3. Can I return my library materials to other libraries?

Yes, you may return your library materials to any of the libraries listed as belonging to the Winnefox Library System (see above).

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4. How many items can I check out?

You may have up to 50 items checked out on your library card at one time. When asked we usually recommend what you can read or listen to in two weeks or watch in a week is a good place to start.

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5. How long can I keep my materials?

Books, audio books, and playaways: 14 days
Magazines: 7 days
Music CD's: 7 days
Movies: 7 days

These items may be renewed once, unless there are other requests for the item.

Interlibrary loans: Date set by lending library may or may not be renewed

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6. I want to reserve an item that is checked out or that another library in the system has. How do I do reserve such an item?

You can place reserves while at the library or while using the library's online catalog (accessible online at webcat.winnefox.org OR at any online terminal in the library.) To place a reserve on an item when using the library's web catalog, click on the words Place Reserve. After doing this, a login screen will appear. You will need to type in the entire number from the back of your library card under the words Library Card Number. DO NOT TYPE IN SPACES OR DASHES IN YOUR LIBRARY CARD NUMBER! Next to your library card number, type in your PIN number. Your PIN number is the last four digits of your phone number. Then click on Login. A Place a Reserve screen will appear. Please check to see that Coloma is the pickup location. If this is correct, please click on Submit Reserve (Note: If you get a message saying your attempt has been unsuccessful, please check to make sure you typed in the correct numbers. If you've typed in the correct numbers, but are still getting an unsuccessful message, you may not have a PIN number, please contact the library at 715-249-5817 to set one up.) You will receive a notice in the mail when the item arrives at the library for you.

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7. Can I renew an item from my computer at home?

Yes! It is easier and faster to renew your item through the online catalog. Simply go to Your Account. You will need to type in your Library Card Number and your PIN number (the last four digits of your phone number.) Click in the empty box next to the title of the item you would like to renew. A check mark should appear. Now click Renew Items. If your item is renewable, your item should be renewed (always double check.) If you still have a question contact the librarian.

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8. Does the library have a copy machine? What about a FAX?

Yes, the library has a copy machine and a fax machine. Photocopies, recieved faxes, and comptuer printing cost $.10 per page. to send a fax cost $1.00 for the first 2 pages $.10 per page there after.   Please keep in mind that there are copyright laws that may prevent you from copying certain materials.

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9. Does the library have tax forms?

Yes, the library carries certain State and Federal tax forms during the tax season. Please keep in mind that the library orders tax forms for government agencies, and that we may run out or might not be able to fulfill your need immediately. Your best bet is to call the library ahead of time to see if we have the form you are looking for.

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10. Does the library have a meeting room?

There is a meeting room in the Anna Follett Memorial Center, which needs to be reserved through the Village of Coloma office. Just call 715.228.2871

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11. What days are you open? What are your hours of operation?

Mon - 10am - 5pm

Tue - closed

Wed - 10am-5pm

Thur - 10am-7pm

Fri - 10am-5pm

Sat - 10am-1pm

Summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day) Open on Tuesdays 10am - 5pm

12. Still have questions?

Contact Sandy Zuehlke, Director at zuehlke@colomalibrary.org

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