"The Place for Everyone"
220 West Tioga St.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
Monday - Thursday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday:
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.
- 4 p.m.
IT librarian is scheduling half-hour
sessions for patrons who need help with their hand-held Apple products
(Kindle coming in the future) and laptops. Request a reservation form at the
patron desk, complete and submit. These sessions are a trial service during
September. Since Elaine usually works on Mondays, she will take requests for
September 8, 15 & 22. However, if none are scheduled on any of those dates, call
Elaine on a Monday and see if another day is available.
ACCESS PA - POWER LIBRARY
Using ACCESS PA
you can search other Pennsylvania library catalogues as well as various other
including encyclopedias, dictionaries and magazine databases.
Just click on POWER LIBRARY on the TPL website.
Power Library is available to all TPL patrons. You
may have to type
PL3165 before you enter
your library card number.
At least eight best-selling
unabridged audio books are delivered monthly to the reserve shelf that is set aside for
members of the Audio Club. The TPL audio book plan costs the library about $3,500
annually. Club memberships help support this budget item.
be obtained at the desk. Just complete an application form and submit your
$30.00 fee. The
is open to all library patrons.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS & MATERIALS
Special services for children abound at the
Tunkhannock Public Library. The
Summer Program schedule
provides extensive programming for children.
on different topics of interest to children from pre-school age through 3rd
grade are available for patrons to borrow.
Special children characters and corresponding materials have
also been added to the TPL children's resources. Ask about borrowing an American
Girl character and others.
COMPUTERS & INTERNET ACCESS
There are ten
computers for patron
use in the library. Access to the
is free; however, you need your library card, as well as a signed
"Policy and Rules for Public Access to the Internet" form on file. Patrons under
18 years of age must have on file, a
permission form co-signed by a parent. Users are expected to read and follow
the policy and rules, a copy of which is found at the main desk.
The library maintains two printers for patron use ---
one color inkjet printer and one black (default)laser printer. The
cost to print
is $.25 (black) and $.50 (color) per printed sheet. [That includes mistakes so seek help if you are
inexperienced in this area.]
library also has wireless access for folks with their own laptop computers! A
new wireless password is printed and found on the main desk every Monday. Since all personal computers are set up
differently, the library staff cannot act in an electronic troubleshooting
Community Room is available to community groups, organizations and
businesses. The "Community Room Policy" form must be completed and all areas
listed in the rules and agreements must be followed. Although from time to time,
not all events are posted online, many can be viewed by accessing the TPL online
calendar. Just point and click.
The Tunkhannock Public Library has
growing DVD collection. This option is
available to borrowers 18 years of age or older who have read the rules and regulations governing the circulation of videos/DVD's.
Three (3) videos may be checked out at a time and all are circulated for one
week. You may renew by phone one time. Fines for DVDs returned late are
provides public access to a
copy machine. The cost is $.25
(letter size) and $.35 (legal size) per copied
page. The public is also able to FAX documents at the library. We send,
but do NOT receive, faxes. The cost to fax is $1.50 per faxed page.
INTERLIBRARY LOAN (ILL)
If the item you want is not on our
catalog, we may be able to get it on loan from within our District (Lackawanna
County Library System - LCLS). When you are looking for items that cannot be
found in our library or the LCLS, the TPL staff can assist you with borrowing
these items outside of our District.
PA provides information about holdings at libraries throughout Pennsylvania.
Patrons can search the Access PA database for items and give any book requests
to a TPL staff member for processing.
Who can use the ILL Service?
TPL patron in good standing may use the service. This service is a privilege not a right.
How long does it take to get ILL
On average, it takes about
7 to 14 days. However, sometimes it can take up to 6 weeks. The library
guarantee delivery time, so it is best to plan ahead if you have a deadline.
Does Interlibrary Loan cost anything?
Generally, there is
no charge to TPL patrons. ILL items returned without their
ILL sticker and/or
could incur a $1.00 charge on your account. Libraries absorb the costs of
processing and shipping, which are estimated at about $30.00 per transaction.
Other Important Facts
The library limits
the number of requests that you may make. The library will process your requests
but cannot hold requests for future processing.
Tunkhannock Public Library cannot request the following items through
Reference, rare and non-circulating materials
Materials published within the current year
Items borrowed through the
our library's ILL Service cannot be renewed and must be picked up AND returned
here because that is where the request was
LEARNING EXPRESS LIBRARY
A new resource available through
our website is the
Library. It can be accessed both at the library and from
home. It is a means for overcoming test-taking anxiety, of raising test scores,
and of improving skills. If you have ever tried to prepare for a standardized
test, you know how hard it is to get a study book and to make yourself practice
the exercises and get comfortable with the format. With Learning Express Library
you get free and unlimited access to interactive skill-building courses and a
broad range of practice tests based on such exams as the ACT, SAT, GED, ASVAB,
Firefighter, Police Officer, Paramedic, Postal Worker, Real Estate Agent &
Broker Exams and more. There are 128 in all. Practice tests include instant
score reports that help you target those skill areas that need the most
Any resident of
Wyoming County may apply (photo identification and proof of current address are
required) for a Tunkhannock Public Library card. Students who have
completed kindergarten can come, with their parents, and get their own cards.
Your first card is free. If that one is lost, you may purchase another for one dollar ($1.00). You
must have your card to...
Outreach Program, the
Tunkhannock Public Library delivers books to the five other libraries in the
county and to seventeen deposit stations.
RESTRICTED PATRON ACCOUNTS
The Tunkhannock Public Library
offers many free services that are available to anyone who possesses and
carries his/her TPL card. The privilege of having that card comes with responsibilities.
For example, when books, magazines and videos are borrowed or a computer is used
others also expect the same privilege. Therefore, the TPL Board of Trustees has
adopted policies that dictate appropriate user responsibilities.
More than 500
fines from overdue or lost materials.
September 1, 2010, a PATRON ACCOUNT will be
RESTRICTED when over $5.00 in fines have been
At the appropriate time
of the year the library has an extensive supply of tax
forms --- local, state and federal --- available to the public. Just enter the
library. The Tax Forms are found in the center of the room near the main desk.
The IRS decides what forms to send; others may be downloaded
from the internet. Please only take copies for yourself.
TAX FORMS OUTLET PROGRAM (TFOP)
The IRS announced that
individual and business taxpayers will no longer receive
paper income tax packages in the mail from the IRS. These
packages contained the forms, schedules and instructions for
filing a paper income tax return. The IRS is taking this
step because of the continued growth in electronic filing
and the availability of free options to taxpayers, as well
as, to help reduce costs.
There are numerous free
options available for patrons to obtain tax products,
tax preparation and assistance in filing their tax returns:
TEST PROCTORING SERVICES
increased volume of distance learners asking for
TEST PROCTORING SERVICES, Tunkhannock Public Library Board
of Directors has decided to charge a fee for the service. Therefore, a charge
of $10.00 plus incurred expenses for each testing session will be
TUNKHANNOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY WEBSITE
Tunkhannock Public Library website at
http://www.tunkhannock.com/library can keep you informed of activities
at, around or sponsored by the library. Our Facebook page provides the
most up-to-date information concerning day-to-day activities and announcements
pertaining to the library other local businesses of interest to our
patrons. Make our website or our Facebook page your computer's home page!