As a patron of the Wilcox Public Library, you have access to over 10,000 books, audiobooks, and DVDs on the premises; millions more are available through Interlibrary Loan. We also offer nearly 7000 e-books and e-audiobooks. The library subscribes to over 10 magazines and the Johnsonburg Press; our participation in the PA POWER Library program offers you full text electronic access to over 4,000 more.
The library catalog and databases can be accessed 24/7, as can many reference questions through Ask Here PA. We also offer public computers and wi-fi access.
In our children's department, we have many educational and fun toys, building blocks (for play time within the library), and backpack kits for patrons to check out.
At the Wilcox Public Library, we take pride in delivering quality public library services to citizens in the village of Wilcox and Jones Township.
Photocopying and Printing: Letter size (8 ½ x 11), legal size (8 ½ x 14), and ledger size (11 x 17) copies as well as reduced or enlarged copies can be made of book pages and other materials for the public (subject to copyright restrictions). The fee is $.25 per copy. Please request this service at the Circulation Desk.
Faxing: Sending and receiving letter size (8 ½ x 11) and legal size (8 ½ x 14) papers can be done for a nominal fee. Please request this service at the Circulation Desk.
Borrowing: Books, magazines and audio-books are loaned for a 2-week period; and DVD videos for 1 week. There is a limit of ten books and/or audio-books per adult family member; a limit of five books and/or audio-books per juvenile family member. DVD videos and magazine loans are limited to three per family member.
Renewals: Items can be renewed for another loan period by bringing them into the library for renewal, through the online catalog, or by calling the circulation desk at (814) 929-5639. Books may be renewed three times unless a request for them is placed by another patron.
Fines: The fine for overdue books, periodicals, and books-on-tape/CD is 10 cents a day, with a maximum of $25.00 per family. The fine for overdue DVDs is one dollar per day per item with a maximum of the cost of the video. Interlibrary loan late fees are 25 cents per day per item. Lost cards can be replaced for $1.00.
Holds: If an item has been taken out by another patron, you may place a hold on it and you will be called when it is returned. If there are already other holds placed on it, your name will be placed on the waiting list and you will be called when your turn comes.
Interlibrary Loan: If the Wilcox Public Library does not have the item you need, we can try to get it through Interlibrary loan. You must have a valid AccessPA library card to obtain materials through Interlibrary loan. Please make Interlibrary loan requests at the Circulation Desk.
Requests: If there is an item that you would like the Library to consider adding to its collection, ask for a Patron Request Form at the Circulation Desk.
...get a library card? Any resident (or camp owner) of Jones Township three years or older may request a library card by providing identification with a current address. The signature of a parent or legal guardian is required for children between the ages of 3 and 14. The Wilcox Public Library participates in the Access PA Statewide Borrowing Program. Your Wilcox Public Library card is accepted at hundreds of libraries in Pennsylvania that participate in the program. Non-residents may obtain membership by using a valid Access PA card from another library or by paying $25.00 (for a per household) membership fee. Lost or stolen cards and changes of address should be reported to the library as soon as possible. Replacements for lost cards are $1.00.
...know when to return my items I borrowed and if I owe any fines? Loan periods and fines vary by item type. Due dates will be listed on the print receipt you receive when checking out. You can also see your check outs and due dates through your account (you will have to request access at the library) at www.wilcoxlibrary.org (click the online catalog link, then the login link at the top of the page). Use your library card number and your Password/PIN (which you will have to request at the library).
...renew materials? Most materials can be renewed two times; DVDs can be renewed once, and items with holds cannot be renewed. To renew, go to your account online, or call us. If items cannot be renewed, they will continue to be due on the original date and will accrue fines.
...reserve an item? (Holds) Most items can be placed on hold using our online catalog or by speaking with a library staff member. You will receive a notification by phone when your hold becomes available. (NOTE: availability showing in your account does not always mean the hold is actually available for pick-up; it may be in process). Items will be held for 7 days.
...request an interlibrary loan? If Wilcox Public Library doesn’t own an item that you want, you may be able to borrow it from one of the many public, school, special, or academic libraries throughout Pennsylvania. The AccessPA Library Catalog offers loaning of material (books, DVDs, CDs and more) for our resident borrowers. Loan periods for these items are determined by AccessPA policies (normally 30 days); renewals may not be available.
The Wilcox Public Library's collection is accessible on the computer. The online catalog allows patrons to search the library's collection by author, title, subject, keyword, series title, and Dewey Decimal call number.
eBooks and eAudiobooks: The Library provides our patrons with access to our electronic collection through Overdrive. You can access this service by clicking on the "Enjoy eBooks & audiobooks" link on the home page.
Internet Access: The Library provides free public access to the Internet. There is an Internet Use Policy which patrons must follow. Children aged 12 and under must have a parent or guardian with them while they are using the Internet in the Library. This policy is firmly adhered to.
Online Databases: POWER Library e-resources provide access to thousands of full-text periodical articles, newspapers, a major encyclopedia, photographs, pictures, charts, maps, and reference material for Pennsylvanians of all ages. The POWER Library is a service of Pennsylvania’s public libraries, school libraries, and the State Library. POWER Library also has a children's version to search the databases.