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Revised and adopted by the Board of Trustees 4/18/2017
Community Bulletin Boards and Literature Racks PDF

The majority of Bulletin Boards in the East Greenbush Community Library are reserved for Library and Friends of the Library Programs and notices. In its role as a center for community information, East Greenbush Community Library supports the free flow of information and exchange of ideas.

It therefore provides designated Community Bulletin Board(s) and Community Literature Rack(s) where individuals and groups in the community can announce events and services that are of general and current interest. The Library may permit leaflets, newsletters, posters, flyers or other material to be posted on the Community Bulletin Board(s) and displayed in the Community Literature Rack(s) for distribution at the Library.

Due to limited display space, the Library is under no obligation to post or distribute said material. Community notices may only be posted on designated Community Bulletin Board(s) and/or Literature Rack(s). Notices may not be mounted to walls, doors, windows, or other surfaces. If damages occur, the posting parties are responsible for the cost of repairs. The Library assumes no responsibility for the preservation, protection or possible damage to or theft of any notices displayed. The Library reserves the right to reject material because of size as well as content and to determine the length of time material may be displayed.

Community Bulletin Board(s) and Community Literature Rack(s) are available on a first come, first serve basis, within limitations of space and according to the following guidelines. Notices not complying with these guidelines will be removed. The Bulletin Board(s) and Literature Rack(s) will be maintained by a Staff Member appointed by the Director.

  •  Only one copy of a notice can be displayed on a Bulletin Board.
  • Maximum size is 8.5×11 inches. Materials must clearly show date of posting.
  • Maximum posting of each notice will be 30 days.
  • Notices of events should be removed after the event has taken place.
  • Notices should be placed so other notices are not obscured.
  • No materials may be placed in areas designated for Library postings.
  • If both posters and brochures are supplied, the Library reserves the right to choose which will be the more useful format for public display.
  • Posting or distribution of such notices does not imply Library endorsement of ideas, issues, or events promoted by those materials.
  • Notices advocating fraud, defamatory, slanderous, unlawful actions or that the Library considers to be inappropriate are not permitted.
  • Partisan political posters, fliers and handouts shall not be displayed on Library bulletin boards or Library property.The Library reserves the right to make exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the Director.
Subject East Greenbush Card UHLS Card UHLS MyCard
Library Card Registration Free to any individual who resides or pays taxes in the East Greenbush Community Library taxing district or Town of Schodack. Cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Free to any individual who volunteers or works at the EGRN Library. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Free to partner educational agencies with verified employment. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

Those that live outside the UHLS area may purchase a temporary card at the price established by our Table of Fines and Fees. Cards expire and must be renewed yearly.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

Free to residents residing in a community served by a UHLS library.

All ages eligible. Youth under age 16 must have their application completed and signed by a parent or guardian, who provides acceptable identification for them.

UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.

Card blocked at $5 or more in replacement costs or fines/fees

Fines vary according to individual library rules and UHLS resource sharing rules. The EGRN Table of Fines and Fees are applicable for items which are checked out from the East Greenbush Community Library

The UHLS MyCard is a fine-free, limited-access library card for youth. It is intended to address multiple barriers to serving youth and families, including:

  • Barriers to access related to fines (e.g. computer access, checking out materials)
  • Parents not present for a child’s library card registration
  • Previous fines on a child’s card

Free for youth residing in a community served by a UHLS library.Applicants 18 and under who are applying for a limited use, UHLS Youth Only MyCard, need to provide name, address, and date of birth.UHLS library cards expire and must be renewed every three years.Youth ages birth to 18 can register unaccompanied, or with the help of a caregiver or relative who is not the child’s parent/guardian.This card may be used at all UHLS Libraries except for the Colonie Town Library.

Card blocked at $10 or more in replacement costs.

No fines for late items

Limits on # of Materials Borrowed Unlimited checkouts Unlimited checkouts Limited total items: Can only have 3 items checked out on their card at a time
Types of Items All eligible item types. All eligible item types except Museum Passes, ILL, and Hot off the Press. Active paid members of the Friends of the East Greenbush Community Library have access to all lending collections. Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Databases/Digital Content EGRN and UHLS subscription databases and digital content UHLS subscription databases and digital content Only items eligible to be borrowed are books (any age level), juvenile and young adult (teen) audiobooks, and juvenile and young adult (teen) DVDs.
Interlibrary Loan Nationwide UHLS Libraries UHLS Libraries
Program Registration Unlimited except by limited program capacity Preference given to resident cardholders Preference given to resident cardholders

Notary

A notary is available during some of the hours the library is open. Please call ahead to ensure availability.

Accessibility Services

Vision

Large print books and audiobooks are available for those who find conventional print too small to read easily.

Low-vision equipment is available for magnification of print materials. Inquire at the Reference Desk.

The NYS Library maintains a free Talking Book and Braille Library service for qualified patrons.

Hearing

Assistive listening devices are available upon request for events held in the large meeting room.

Printing

Printing costs 15¢ per page for single-sided black & white, 30¢ per page for double-sided black & white and 50¢ per page for color. Wireless printing is also available in or to the library from any location, using any device. More info

Copy/Scan/Fax

A self-service color photocopier is available for public use, located outside the children’s room. The charge is $.15 per side for black & white copies and $.50 per side for color copies. Duplexing (double-sided) is available for both color and B&W.

The copier also has the ability to scan color or black & white to an email account. There is no charge to scan documents.

Sending a fax costs $1 per page.

Drive-thru

All materials, excluding “Stories to Go” kits, Library of Things items, and technology items, may be returned in the drive-thru book drop any time. Did you know you can set the drive-thru or checkout desk as your default pickup location?  Find out more