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        60 Verona Place, Valley Stream, Long Island, NY 11582
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Library Policies
Blue ArrowA Message to Our Patrons
With your library card comes many rights and privileges. You have access to books, films, recordings, and more at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library. However, you also have responsibilities with your card. Please exercise appropriate behavior in the library so that other people may enjoy its facilities. Take good care of library materials and return them on time so that other people may enjoy them too.
Blue ArrowYour Library Card
  • To be eligible for library card at the Henry Waldinger Memorial Library, you must be a resident of the Inc. Village of Valley Stream or live in an area which contracts for Valley Stream library services.
  • To apply for a library card, you must present two personal proofs of residency.
  • Your card will be processed in approximately one week and can be pick up upon presentation of ID.
  • Students in Grades K-8 are issued children's cards. A parent must sign a child's registration application.
  • Your library card must be presented whenever you wish to borrow library materials.
  • Your library card is not transferable to another person or family member.
  • There is a replacement charge of $1.00 for a lost or destroyed library card.
  • Your library card entitles you to borrow books from other Nassau Library System libraries as per their rules & procedures.
  • Non-Nassau County residents may pay a non-refundable annual fee to obtain a one-year non-resident library card.
Blue ArrowBorrowing Rules
  • Loan periods for different library materials vary. Each borrower is responsible for returning material by the due date indicated on the date card in item pocket.
  • Because resources are limited, limits are imposed on the number of materials that may be borrowed at one time. The staff may exercise discretion in applying this rule when circumstances warrant.
  • Certain library materials may be renewed, if they are not on reserve by another patron, if they are not overdue, if they have never been renewed before, etc. There is a limit of two renewals per family, and items must be presented at the Circulation for renewal. There are no renewals on CD-Roms, videocassettes, and DVDs.
  • Patrons wishing to return books when the library is closed may deposit them in the book depository. Any overdue charges are recorded on the patron's record. REMINDER: The book depository is only for books.
Blue ArrowOverdues & Fines
  • Overdue fines are computed at a rate of 15 cents per day for most adult materials, and 10 cents per day for children's materials, with a maximum of the price of the item.
  • Overdue fines for CD-Roms are computed at a rate of $1.00 per day, with a maximum of the price of the item.
  • Overdue fines for videocassettes, DVDs, and films are computed at the rate of $3.00 per day, with a maximum of the list price of the item. There is an additional $5.00 charge per videocassette, DVD, or flm returned in the book depository.
  • Borrowing privileges are suspended for patrons who have any overdue item or any outstanding fines on their records until the item is returned or fines are cleared.
  • Patrons are required to pay the repair or replacement costs, as determined by the library, plus overdue fines, for lost or damaged materials. If a lost item is found and returned within 3 months, half the material price will be refunded.

Blue ArrowAppropriate Behavior in the Library

  • Keeping your voice lowered when conversing in the library. Step into the hallway or vestibule if you are involved in a prolonged conversation. Other people in the library may be doing research and may be disturbed by constant or loud talking.
  • Supervising young children at all times. The library recommends that a parent or adult accompany young children to and from the library and remain with them in the library. Youth in the Adult Room must behave appropriately or return to the Children's Room.
  • Mutilation and/or theft of library materials will not be tolerated. Magazines, newspapers, books, etc. are for use by all library users. Library privileges will be suspended by anyone who is found mutilating or stealing library materials. Legal action may be taken in certain cases.
  • Food and drink are not permitted in the library.


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