Parlin Ingersoll Public Library   Parlin Ingersoll Public Library

General Policies/FAQ

Registration Policies | Computer Policies | Circulation Policies 

Registration Policies

Canton residents:

For the most part the library will issue cards to all children ages 3 and older who reside in the Canton School District. (Dunfermline residents see below). At all times individuals are encouraged to use their own library cards and not those of family members.

Juveniles Age 3 through Grade 4:

These children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian when applying for a card for the first time. The adult must present proof of identification such as a driver’s license, photo I.D., etc. and proof of residency such as a current bill.

Juveniles Grade 5-8:

These children may register without a parent present if staff can verify their residence in the phone book, the city directory, or in our system if other family members have cards. If acceptable verification cannot be made, these children will be told to return with a parent.

Young adults, Grade 9-12:

Registration may be completed without a parent present if staff can verify their residence. Students may be asked to show a driver’s license or student I.D.

Non-Canton residents:

As a general rule all students in Canton School District are eligible for a card with one exception: residents of Dunfermline. While residents of Dunfermline are in Canton School District, they are in Lewistown’s library district and must get their card at Lewistown’s library. After they have that card, they may bring it to the Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library and check out items.

If a child is not a resident of Canton School District, they may obtain a library card through their local library. They can bring that library card into the Parlin-Ingersoll Public Library and check out items reciprocally. We will need to verify address information based on the guidelines above.

Residents of the City of Canton will receive cards valid for 3 years. Residents within the School District boundaries but not within city boundaries will receive non-resident cards valid for 1 year. All privileges at the Parlin-Ingersoll Library are the same. Non-resident cards may be used at other libraries, which are participating in the non-resident reciprocal borrowing program.

Other rules may apply depending on extenuating circumstances. Please call the library at 647-0328 if you have any questions.

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Computer Policies

Children in grades 4 and under must have an Internet agreement on file before they may use the Internet. The parent must come into the library and sign the agreement. A parent should be with the child while they use the Internet.

Children in grades 5 through 8 must have a parent come into the library and sign an agreement. Once that agreement is on file, those students may use the computers independently.

Library computers are filtered. Filters can be removed upon request of a user 17 years or older provided use still complies with library policies.

Two CD-ROM game machines are available for in-library use. They are preloaded with a variety of games suitable for preschool through 8th grade.

The library offers wireless access during library hours.

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Circulation Policies

On the first day you apply for a library card you may check out 3 items. Afterwards, as a general rule, the following loan limits apply:

Type of Material
Length of checkout in days
Maximum number out
Juvenile books
Juvenile magazines
Juvenile Audiobooks
Juvenile Musical CDs

Most items can be renewed two times if no one is waiting. Children can check out most items in the library. Overdue charges are .05 per day on most juvenile items and .15 per day on most adult items.

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