Service Information

SERVICES

  • Library Cards
    Library Cards are free to Wells Village residents, summer residents, and residents of neighboring communities. 

 

  • Library Collection
    The circulating library collection consists of the following books: adult fiction and non-fiction literature, young adult fiction and non-fiction (including graphic novels), juvenile fiction and non-fiction books, easy readers for our emerging readers, and board books for our youngest patrons.  Our collection includes a diverse range of subjects to accommodate almost anyone's preferences or predilections. The Vermont section includes numerous books on the history, geography, beauty, and culture of Vermont.  In addition to books, we also have DVD's and audiobooks for patrons to borrow.  Patrons can request books through the inter-library loan service at no cost to the patron.

 

  • Our non-circulating collection includes many historical volumes from the Lochlea Library and early editions from the inception of the Wells Village Library after Mrs. Huyck gave the deed for the current library to the town.  These early books give a priceless glimpse into the history of the village.  The non-circulating collection also includes reference materials, genealogical records, maps of local cemeteries, books about the history of Wells, and other information for a local history enthusiast.

    Recommendations and requests for inter-library loans (ILL's) are welcomed.

    Circulation

As of May 1, 2014, all juvenile, young adult, and adult books will circulate for two (2) weeks.  Patrons are encouraged to stop by or call the library if you want to renew or extend your loan period.

DVDs - DVD's circulate for one week. The choices are eclectic and include family movies, action films, historical movies, biographies, and holiday movies. 


Audiobooks - There is a small collection of books on CD at the Wells Village Library.  A vast number are available through inter-library loan.  That process is outlined in the next paragraph.


ILL  - Interlibrary Loan - is available to all patrons with a Wells Village Library Card.  This service is free, but may take up to a week to obtain a book or audiobook from the Vermont State Library.  The patron is responsible for returning the book on time and must adhere to the borrowing policies of the state.  This is also a good source for books needed for readers in book clubs.

Overdue Materials - Currently, no fee for overdue materials.  Overdue notices are sent via USPS twice.  If a third notice is sent, it is expected that the patrons will immediately return the overdue material or reimburse the library for any lost or destroyed materials.

Photocopy - The library has a color printer. The charge is 15 cents per copy.

WiFi - The library offers free WiFi which may be accessed from the library or the library parking area. No password is necessary to access the internet inside the library or from the parking lot.

Computers - The library has two computers and one printer available for patron usage.  Patrons may use the computer for a period of one hour.  Additional time may be used if there is not another patron who is waiting. Patrons are asked to sign in before using the computer.  There is a charge of 15 cents each for copies or prints made by the patron.

Book Drop - There is a book drop in the front of the library on the porch.  During inclement weather, please return books when the library is opened.  Thank you very much.