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Moultrie-Colquitt County Library
204 5th Street, Southeast
Moultrie, GA 31768
(229) 985-6540

Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System
Library Hours: Monday, Wednesday - Saturday
 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 8:00 pm
Closed Sunday and Major Holidays

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Doerun Municipal Library
185 N Freeman Street
Doerun, GA 31744
(229)782-5507

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Frequently Asked Questions

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place marker bullet How do I get a library card? place marker bullet Can I use my own paper in your printers and copier machines?
place marker bullet What do I do if I lose my Library card? place marker bullet Does the Library have a fax machine?
place marker bullet What are the fines for overdue materials? place marker bullet Can I make printouts from microfilm?
place marker bullet Can I have something laminated? place marker bullet Does the Library provide audio books for the blind?
place marker bullet Where do I return materials? place marker bullet Can I post a flyer or leave handouts at the library?
place marker bullet Do I have to come to the library to renew materials? place marker bullet Can I register to vote at the library?
place marker bullet Can I get email at the library? place marker bullet If you don't have the book I need, can you get it for me?
place marker bullet Can I reserve books and other materials? place marker bullet I live out of state, can I still check books out of your library?
place marker bullet Does the library offer internet usage? place marker bullet What resources do you provide for home schoolers?
place marker bullet What if I lose or damage something I have borrowed? place marker bullet Do you have any Cliffs Notes?
place marker bullet How can I make a donation to the library? place marker bullet Can I donate old books to the library?
place marker bullet Does the library provide a public meeting room? place marker bullet Do I have to pay all my fines at once?
place marker bullet Does the library provide programs for children? place marker bullet  Who is in charge?
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Who may use the library?

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.
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How do I get a library card?

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 borrow materials.
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What do I do if I lose my Library card?

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 card.
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What are the fines for overdue materials?

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.
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Can I have something laminated?

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.
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Where do I return materials?

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.
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Do I have to come to the library to renew materials?

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.
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Can I get email at the library?

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. 
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Can I reserve books and other materials?

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. 
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Does the library offer internet usage?

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.
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How can I make a donation to the library?

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.
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What if I lose or damage something I have borrowed?

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.
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Does the library provide a public meeting room?

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.
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Does the library provide programs for children?

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 (229)985-6540.
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How can I get Bookmobile Service?

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 information.
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Does the Library have a fax machine?

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.
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Do you have a copier for public use?

Copiers are available the downtown library for public use. 

  Black & White Color
8 1/2 x 11 $.10 $1.00
8 1/2 x 14 $.15 $1.50
11 x 17 $.20 $2.00

 

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.

The following documents issued by the United States Government or any of its Agencies may not be copied.

Paper money
Bonds or other certificates of indebtedness
Certificates of Deposit
Internal Revenue Stamps (canceled or uncanceled)
Selective Service or draft papers
Passports
United States Postage Stamps (canceled or uncanceled)
Food stamps
Immigration papers
Checks or drafts drawn by Government Agencies
Identifying badges or insignias
Copyrighted works cannot be copied, however, sections of a copyrighted work can be copied for "fair use." Multiple copies would indicate improper use.
Works of art would be considered as the equivalent of copyright works. 
   

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Does the Library provide audio books for the blind?

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 1-800-795-2680.
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Can I post a flyer or leave handouts at the library?

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 community postings. 
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Can I register to vote at the library?

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: sosweb@sos.state.ga.us. If you have any questions, you can call the local tax commissioners office at (229)616-7410.
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If you don't have the book I need, can you get it for me?

If the Moultrie-Colquitt County Library System 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 sent.
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Can I donate old books to the library?

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.
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Can I use my own paper in your printers and copier machines?

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.
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I live out of state, can I still check books out of your library?

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. 
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Do I have to pay all my fines at once?

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. 
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Can I make printouts from microfilm?

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".  
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What resources do you provide for home schoolers?

The library's collection of books is available for home schooling.  For specific suggestions you may use the PINES online catalog to search for relevant topics including: home schooling, curriculum planning, Christian education, parent participation.
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Do you have any Cliffs Notes?

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.
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Who is in charge?

The Director is Holly Phillips and can be reached at (229)985-6540.
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