Anyone may use the library free of
charge during regular business hours. You will need a library card in
order to check out materials and to be able to use the Internet.
Fill out an
application, turn it in at the
circulation desk, and present your driver's license or other identification with
your name and address. Minors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by
a legal guardian who signs and completes the application form. Your card
will be readied for immediate use. Just present your card when you wish to
To replace a library card will cost $2.00.
Notify the library immediately to cancel the card so that you are not liable for
the books that may be checked out on your card. Owners of lost cards that are not canceled
will be held liable for any books and/or materials checked out on the card,
including fines. Lost cards that are turned into the library are held at the
front desk. Staff members will try to help you locate your missing
Daily overdue charge for books, audio
tapes, and Inter-Library loan materials are $.20 per day/per item. Overdue
videos and new books (7 days) are $.50 per day/per item. Charges will not
exceed the original cost of the material. A payment
for a lost book may be refunded if the book is returned within 6 weeks with a
receipt showing prior payment. Charges for lost items will be based on the
current inventory price of
the item. Charges for lost items borrowed from other libraries will be
based on the lending library's policies.
The library charges $.10 a
running inch. We can laminate large items up to 25" wide. If you would like
large quantities of items laminated, we ask that you contact the library at (229)
985-6540 to make arrangements in advance. We do not guarantee same day
turn-around. You may drop off your materials and we will call you when they
are ready to be picked up. Not all items can be run through our laminating
machine. Library staff will determine whether we can do each job.
During hours that the Library is open, you
may either return your items to the Circulation Desk or use our book drop.
When the Library is closed please place materials in the book drop located
outside the library. Electronic media, including DVD's and audio books should be
placed in the weather proof section of the drop.
You may renew items in person at the
Circulation Desk, by phone or you may use your
PINES PIN number to renew items from home. If you
want to renew items from home please ask someone at the Circulation Desk for
your personal identification number (PIN). If you call, have your library card
and items handy. All materials can be renewed twice unless there is a hold
placed by another patron. In this case, the staff will ask you to return
the item promptly. If you need the item again we will be happy to place
your name on the reserve list. Inter-Library Loan items are handled on
an individual basis. Please ask a library staff for more information.
The Library does not provide e-mail
accounts; however, Internet stations are available free of charge (except
printing). Free Web-based e-mail is a popular use of the Internet and
these sites are accessible from our stations.
If an item you need is owned by MCCLS
but not on the shelf, you may request it to be held for you when it is
returned. You can do this 24 hours a day from the
PINES online catalog or
you can fill out a reserve card at the library.
To use the internet, you must have a library card. If you don't have a library card, you
can get one by having a proof of your name and address together. Complete the
library application form, bring it
to the library when you come. Any
children in the 5th grade or under must be accompanied by an adult while on the
computer. If these children are not accompanied by an adult, they will not be
allowed to use the
computer. When assigned to a computer, you are the only patron allowed
at the computer. For more information about the internet policy, ask a staff
member at the front desk.
Donations are tax deductible and can be made
at any library in our system. You may donate a book in honor of
someone. A book plate can be placed in the donated book with the donors name and
the person the book will be honoring. Ask a staff member at the front
desk for more information.
If an item you borrow is damaged and
cannot be easily repaired by us, you will be charged the replacement cost of the
item. We will also charge late fees if the damaged item is overdue.
If an item is lost we will charge the replacement cost of the material. Staff
will ask you to search for lost items before making a payment. If the item is
found after payment has been made, you can choose to return the item or keep it.
Charges for lost items will be based on the inventory price of the item.
Charges for lost items borrowed from other libraries will be based on the
lending library's policies.
The Library provides space for
public meetings. Community groups and non-profit organizations may use
library meeting rooms by reserving these rooms in advance. Rooms are not
available for private meetings or parties. Please ask a staff member at
the front desk for more information about this policy or call the
library at (229)985-6540.
The children's library provides
programs during the school term and the summer. Refer to the children's library
Web page for more information or call Michelle Croft at
The Moultrie-Colquitt County Library
provides home delivery of books through the bookmobile to patrons who live
outside the city limits of Doerun and Moultrie. Call the library at
(229)985-6540 and speak to Amanda Bourroughs and/or Sheila Houston for more
We do not send or receive faxes for the public. There are other businesses in the community that do
offer this service. Call the front desk at (229)985-6540 for more information.
Copiers are available the downtown library for public use.
We cannot make a copy of professional prints, money, checks, or drivers licenses. Both copiers can be enlarged or reduced according to size. We do not allow people to use their own paper in our copiers.
Color reproduction of certain documents is
illegal and may result in either criminal or civil liability. This notice is
intended to be a guide rather than a complete listing of every possible
prohibition. In case of doubt, please consult the
US Copyright Office.
Blind and physically handicapped
individuals may also be eligible for the Library of Congress Talking Book
Program. This program provides free loans of playback machines, and
recorded audio books to eligible individuals and institutions. All
equipment and accessories are provided by a cooperating regional library in the
eligible reader's state. Locally this free library service is administered
by the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped at Southwest Georgia
Regional Library in Bainbridge, Georgia. Contact SWGA Regional at
The Library provides access to
community information, and provides spaces for the free distribution of handouts
and public posting of flyers, notices and posters. Posting of such notices
does not mean the Library endorses the ideas or events promoted by these
materials. A limited number of places are available at the library for
The Library will distribute (on
request) a mail-in application for voter registration. You may either
complete the application and mail it yourself, or the library will mail it free
of charge. To register to vote in Georgia you must be: a citizen of the
United States, a legal resident of Georgia and the county in which you wish to
vote, and at least 18 years old by election day. You may not register to
vote if you are currently serving any sentence imposed by the conviction of a
felony, or judicially determined to be mentally incompetent. In the state
of Georgia you do not have to register by political party to vote in either the
primaries of general elections. If you prefer you may also email your
request for a voter registration form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have
any questions, you can call the local tax commissioners office at
If the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library
does not have the material you need, we can attempt to borrow through the PINES
ILL (Inter-Library Loan) system. We try to locate a library that owns the
material and ask that library to loan it to us. Then we can loan it to you.
Anyone with a current MCCLS library card can place an ILL. When the
material arrives, we will inform you by telephone. We make every effort to fill
your request; however, we may be unable to obtain your material because: no
other library has purchased it, the material is in heavy demand, the material is
rare or a limited edition, the material is a reference work and cannot be
loaned, or the material was published within the last 6 months. We cannot ILL
audio books, videos, or visual equipment. Items may be requested by stopping at
the circulation desk. Request may take 5-7 business days to be processed and
The library will accept gift books on the
condition that we are free to decide whether to add the books to our collection,
sell them, or discard them. Before donating your books to the library
please call (229)985-6540 and tell us about the material you wish to donate.
You may use only the paper which
we provide in our printers and copier machines. You may not load paper
into any of our machines. Ask the library staff for all copier assistance.
Persons who will be in Georgia for less than six months and reside outside Georgia may be issued a temporary card. Privilege limit is 6 months. Privilege fee is $12.50. This card carries limited borrowing privileges. Temporary cardholders may check out up to 5 items simultaneously.
Users who reside out-of-state,
may register for an out-of-state card for $25. Privilege limit is 1 year.
Out-of-state users will be blocked after 10 overdue items and if a total of $10
or more is owed. User may have an unlimited number of holds.
You can pay your fines in full at any
time (at any participating PINES library) or make partial payments. Fines
can be paid when you return your items, but you can continue to check-out items
if you owe less than $10 in unpaid fines. If you choose, you may
make partial payments until your account is paid in full.
Copies can be made from our microfilm
readers in the Genealogy Department. Quality will vary depending on the reel of
film you are using. Some microfilm reels will look better if they are
printed out "negative", others if they are printed out "positive".
The library's collection of books is
available for home schooling. For specific suggestions you may use the
online catalog to search for relevant topics including: home
schooling, curriculum planning, Christian education, parent participation.
Cliffs Notes are shelved in the
regular collection and listed in the card catalog in the 808's . We have a
small collection of Cliffs Notes, Monarch Notes and
Barron's Simplified Edition. Additional Literacy criticism may be found in
Reference. If you are looking for short plot summaries and
essay reviews of world literature we recommend Master plots.
The Director is Holly Phillips and
can be reached at (229)985-6540.