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FAQ
How can I get a library card?
You will need photo identification and proof of Pinellas County residency. A valid driver's license will suffice. If your driver's license does not yet contain your current address, a document such as a utility bill or apartment lease can be used to verify your address.

If you live in another county such as Pasco, you must first obtain a library card from your home county library system and then register that card with us.  You may apply at the library or online. 

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR A PPLC LIBRARY CARD


Can I register to vote at the library or update my voter registration?

Yes. You may obtain, fill out and turn in your voter registration forms at any PPLC branch. It is also possible to use our public access computers to access the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections website to register online. The library sends all forms received to the Supervisor of Elections office. Library staff can assist locating and helping fill out voter registration forms.  Patrons with questions pertaining to political party platforms and party affiliation should consult the Supervisor of Elections office for information.


How can I make a comment or provide feedback about the Library?

Serving you well is our most important goal. Your comments mean a lot to us. Please give us feedback on what we can improve, your suggestions or ideas, and if we are doing our job well, we would like to hear that also.  Please click here to make a comment.

How many items and how long can materials be checked out?

Item

Limit

Time

Daily Fine per item

Books and Kits

No Limit

28 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

Audio Books

25

28 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

New Books

No Limit

14 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

Kill A Watt EZ Power Meter

1

14 days

$020 ; $5 maximum

 

Music CDs

25

14 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

DVDs

8

7 days

$0.50 ; $5 maximum

Magazines

No Limit

14 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

 

Children’s Holiday Books

4

28 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

Children’s Musical Instruments

1

28 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

Sunshine State Books

4

14 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

Children’s Non-Fiction per subject

4

28 days

$0.20 ; $5 maximum

Video Games

1

7 days

$0.50 ; $5 maximum

Reading Adventure Backpack

1

14 days

$1.00;

$1.00;

$1.00; $ 5 maximum nbsp;5 maximum            

Bicycle Locks

(not renewable)

1

24 hours

$1.00; $5 maximum



Renewals?
Items may be renewed unless there is a patron hold against the item. Non-renewable materials are children's holiday books, children's electronic game, and MP3 players. DVDs may be renewed once if there are no holds on the item.
You may renew an item at the library, online, or over the phone. Click here for online renewals.  (You will need your library barcode number and password.  Your password is typically the last four digits of your telephone number.)

What if you don't have the item I want?
If the item is available in our local (PALS) catalog at another branch, it will be shipped to the library of your choice in about five business days. If the item is not available in PALS, please try our interlibrary loan service by contacting the Reference Desk at .

How do I place an item on hold?
For instructions on how to place an item on hold, How to Place a Hold.  You can request a total of 15 items.  The maximum number of DVDs and audio book CDs you can request is six each per card.  For example, if you request six DVDs you can request nine other items, except for audio CDs which are also limited to six requests.

Can I recommend a book or other item for purchase?
Yes, you can recommend materials for the library to evaluate for purchase and addition to our collection.  Please remember, not all items recommended can be added. If an item you recommended is not added, we will try to place an interlibrary loan request to secure it for you.  To recommend an item, please click here.

How can I find out what items are checked out on my card and when they are due?
Patrons may check their library card accounts online via PALS, the library's catalog. Available information includes items currently checked out, reserves, and fines. Patrons may also call the library's circulation department, 727-1525 x 4114 for this information.

Do you provide Internet access?
Yes. The library provides free Internet access to adults and children. The Adult Services section of the library has 18 computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office. Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis and can be accessed through reservation software. Patrons are limited to 30 minutes using the computers if others are waiting. Printing is 15 cents per page for black-and-white prints and 50 cents per page for color. When registering to use a computer, please let the staff know if you have special computing needs. Wireless access is available throughout the building using your personal laptop computer.

What are the library hours?
Monday - Thursday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Where is the library located?
The library is located in downtown Safety Harbor, FL at 101 Second Street North. We are just north of the Safety Harbor Spa, a block off Main Street. Click here for directions.

Can I volunteer at the library?
Yes, the library gratefully accepts assistance from adult and youth (ages 15-17) volunteers. Please call us for further information. (727) 724-1525 x4101 or to fill out a Volunteer Form click here.

Does the library proctor tests?
We can proctor tests on a case by case basis, depending on the day and if there is available staff. We do not proctor online tests, only paper tests. There is no charge for proctoring, but if additional services are needed, such as faxing the test back the school, standard charges will apply. Please bring all envelopes and proper postage. Call the Reference Desk at 724-1525 x 4112 for details.

Does the library accept donations?
The library gratefully accepts both material and monetary donations. Material donations such as books or audio/visual items are first evaluated for possible addition to the collection. If we cannot add them to the collection, we sell them at the Friends of the Library Book Sale held four times a year. We cannot accept any textbooks, National Geographic collections, moldy materials or encyclopedia sets. Monetary donations are accepted for the purchase of book memorials or toward general operating expenses. 
 
Through the Safety Harbor Library Foundation you can leave a legacy of giving for generations to come through donations of cash, real estate, securities, or bequests. Click here to donate online.

Does the library have books for sale?
The Friends of the Library sell books, magazines, videos, and audio materials that were donated, or that were removed from the collection. Proceeds benefit the library. The Friends Bookstore is located in the library. Large book sales are scheduled quarterly by the Friends. Check the monthly newsletter for announcements.



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