BORROWING LIBRARY MATERIAL
|Books, CD’s and audio cassettes:
|Magazines and videos:
|High demand items: (best sellers, etc)
|Seasonal & Public Library Services videos:
No limit is placed on the number of items that may be borrowed. However, staff may limit quantities if there is a heavy demand for a particular topic or author.
Library materials may be renewed for one additional loan period if there are no requests on file for the item(s). This can be done in person or by phone.
Library materials that are out on loan may be put on reserve.
Reference books, such as encyclopedias, are available for use in the library.
OVERDUE LIBRARY MATERIALS
Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the library charges overdue fines of $.10/day for children and $.20/day for adults.
If patrons do not return the material, and it becomes 30 days overdue, they are billed for the replacement cost and a non-refundable billing fee of $2.00 per item is applied. If the material is returned to the library within 60 days of payment, the cost of the book is refunded. Library privileges are suspended until material is returned/paid for, and all outstanding fees are paid.
Each branch library has Internet stations where the public can access the Internet and Web Based Email. This service is free to Library members. Visitors are charged $2 per hour. Each user is issued a login password. Users are limited to 1 (1hr) session per day. Training sessions for individuals or for small groups can be arranged by appointment.
Manitoba Law Requires parental authorization for Internet use by anyone under the age of 18.
Wireless Internet service is available free of charge to all library visitors.
WHO ARE WE
The South Central Regional Library is located in the south central region of Manitoba - an hour south of Winnipeg. The Library has branches in Morden, Winkler, Altona, and Miami.
The mission of the South Central Regional Library is: "To provide access to resources to meet the educational, cultural, informational, and leisure-time needs of citizens of all ages and backgrounds. The library strives to foster a life long interest in reading."
The South Central Regional Library was first established in 1965 as the Morden-Winkler Regional Library, as a result of referendums in both towns. Library branches were officially opened in the two locations on October 20, 1965.
In 1976 the Rural Municipality of Stanley joined the system as a third partner and the library's name was changed to the South Central Regional Library. A library branch was opened in Altona when the town became a partner in 1988. The Town of Gretna became the fifth partner of the library region in 1992. The Rural Municipality of Rhineland and the town of Plum Coulee became partners in 2001 and 2002. The Rural Municipality of Thompson joined in 2009.