Borrowing Services

How Do I Get a Library Card?

You’ll need a library card to borrow items. Come to the library to get a free card.

Wolcott Residents:  Bring identification, a photo I.D. with your name and permanent Wolcott address, such as a driver’s license, or a picture I.D. with your name and a piece of mail with your name and address (electric bill, telephone bill, etc.) for proof of residency.  You must present your library card to borrow items. You are responsible for all items checked out on your card. There is a $3.00 fee for replacing a lost card.

Institutional Library Cards:  An institutional library card will be issued free of charge to any daycare center, group home or other institution with offices in Wolcott.  A request for an institutional card must be made in writing on official letterhead and be signed by the officer who will assume responsibility for paying fines, replacement charges and other financial assessments levied against the card.   The application for the institutional card must also be signed by the officer.   The card will be issued in the name of the institution and will be kept on file at the library.  The card is for use at the Wolcott Public Library only.

How Many Items May I Check Out?

You may check out a total of 15 items, 5 of which may be dvds/videos.

How Long May I Keep Items?

21 Days:

  • All fiction and nonfiction books
  • Audio books
  • Music CDs

14 Days:

  • New books
  • New Audio books
  • Magazines

7 Days:

  • DVD and VHS

3 Days:

  • New Movies

2 Days

  • Museum Passes

In-library use only:

  • Reference Materials
  • Current Issues of Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Local History Resources

Over Due Fines

Ten (.10) cents a day

  • Books
  • Audio books
  • Music
  • CDs
  • Magazines

One ($1.00) dollar a day

  • DVDs and Video tapes

Ten ($10.00) dollars a day.  Passes are due no later than the morning of the due date.

  • Museum Passes

Items returned in the drop box after closing will be checked in for the previous day.

May I Renew Items?

Most circulating items may be renewed once, for a period equal in length to the original loan.  We do not renew DVDs or videos.  We will not check non-renewable items in and then out to the same patron or household.  Renewals can be made in person, by phone or online through your library account.

May I Reserve Items?

You may reserve any circulating item except DVDs and videotapes. You can reserve items by phone, in person or through the online catalog. We’ll hold your reserved items for 5 days after you have been notified.