Taylor Community Library

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the library located?

The Taylor Community Library is located at 12303 Pardee Road in Taylor, MI.  The library is located
between Northline and Goddard Roads on Pardee Road.  It is set in front of Heritage Park. 
Click here for directions.

What are the library hours?

Please visit the library Homepage

What are the computer lab hours?

The computer lab is open to the public Monday - Thursday 10:00am - 7:30pm,
Friday and Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm and from October to April Sunday 1:00pm - 4:30pm.

Is there a tutorial for someone who has never used a computer?

Yes, The Library Network has a New User Tutorial for beginning computer users.  Links are also available on The Taylor Library Homepage and Local/State Info Page.

Does the library have an after hours bookdrop? 

Located outside the south entrance of the library stands a blue bookdrop;
please place library materials in this container when the library is closed. 
Upon the library's opening the materials will be checked in.

How do I obtain a library card?

Residents of the City of Taylor can get a library card by coming to the Taylor Community Library with 
proof of address either via Michigan driver’s license or state of Michigan ID. 
For residents under 18, a parent or legal guardian must show the above identification and give their written consent
by filling out an application form before a card will be issued.

If I do not qualify for a resident card what other options are there?

The Taylor Community Library will issue non-residents a temporary library card good for 30 days, with proof of address
via Michigan driver's license or state of Michigan ID, subject to age and geographic restrictions. 
Within the 30 day period a permanent library card may be obtained from the non-residents home library.  Click here for participating libraries.
Once this permanent library card is issued you are welcome to use it at the Taylor Community Library.
The Taylor Community Library is a MILibrary library and will honor those library cards from participating libraries.

What happens if my card is lost or stolen?

Please report a lost or stolen library card to the library staff immediately.  This will prevent the card from being used. 
Until a library card is reported lost or stolen, you will be financially responsible for all materials checked out with your card.

Is there a charge to replace my lost or stolen library card?

There is a $2.00 charge to replace lost or stolen library cards. 
Remember to notify the library staff is your card is lost or stolen.

What if I forget the PIN that was assigned to me when I received my library card?

Check with a library staff member at the checkout counter.  Present the staff member with your library card, they will be able
to notify you of your PIN and make changes if necessary. 
You can also call the Taylor Community Library and a staff member will be happy to assist you.

What types of materials may I borrow from the library?

The Taylor Community Library offers fiction and non-fiction books, in hardbound and paperback; DVDs and VHS tapes; books on CD and cassette tape; Playaways; childrens' book titles in Braille; magazines and newspapers;
downloadable audio books and ebooks.

Where can I return library materials?

Library materials can be returned in the blue outside dropbox, placed in the "Book/Media Return" slot at the checkout counter, or with a staff member at the checkout counter. 
Library materials can also be dropped off at any one of the The Library Network (TLN) member libraries.  Click here for participating libraries.

Must I visit the library to renew materials?

No, as a library user you have the option to call the library at 734-287-4840 and ask a library staff member to renew your items over the phone. 
A valid library card with barcode number must be provided when the call is made.
Renew materials by using the 24/7 Automated Phone Renewal by dialing (888) 672-8983.  Enter library card number and pin number and follow menu prompts. 
NOTE A Numeric Pin is Required.  Materials that have holds will not be able to be renewed and should be returned to the library on the scheduled due date
otherwise fines will be charged for the overdue item(s).

Does the library have interlibrary loan (ILL) privileges?

Yes, the library fills hold requests from The Library Network member libraries, in order to obtain materials not available at the Taylor Library. 
Anyone who has a valid library card can place hold(s )to be picked up at the library by going to the elibrary Catalog or by having a staff member place the hold(s) for them. 
When materials cannot be obtained this way the library also participates in the statewide MeLCat program. 
These services are used to obtain materials not housed at the Taylor Community Library or through The Library Network's member libraries.
Holds can be placed through a helpful library staff member, by clicking on the MelCat link on the right hand of the library's
Homepage or,by using the library's eLibrary Catalog which can be accessed anywhere the internet is available.


This project is made possible by grant funds from the
U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
administered by the State of Michigan through the
Library of Michigan.
Additional funding provided by the State of Michigan.

Does the library work with a collection agency to recover lost items?

Yes, the Taylor Community Library has contracted with a materials recovery agency, Unique Management Systems, to encourage library users with long overdue materials to return them to the Library.  This action by the library is being undertaken with fairness to all library patrons in mind.  Materials not returned are not available for others to use or borrow. Also, if materials are not returned, in most cases, money from the library budget is used to replace them.

How many DVDs may I check out? 


Is there a charge to check out DVDs?

There is no charge to check out DVDs; most DVDs may be borrowed for 7 days at no charge; the newest DVDs have a 3 day loan period.  DVDs kept beyond the due date will accrue fines of $1.00 per day.  See fine chart for more information.

Does the library have Internet access for the public?

Yes. All users must comply with age and fine restrictions. Present library card or driver's license/state ID at checkout counter.  Use for 18 and older is on a first come, first served basis with a 30 minute time limit enforced if others are waiting.  Separate restrictions apply for those under 18.
Printing costs: the first two pages are ten cents each; each additional page is fifteen cents.  Printouts are paid to the lab monitor. 

Click Here for Internet Policy.

Does the library have WIFI access?

The Taylor Community Library provides wireless internet (Wi-Fi) accessible from personal laptops or other wireless devices. 
To log onto the Wi-Fi ask at the circulation desk for username and password.

Does the library have a typewriter for public use?

There are two electric typewriters available at the Taylor Community Library in a quiet study room. 
They are available for free, but only on a first-come, first-served basis.  You must supply your own paper. 

Is it possible to send or receive faxes?

It is possible to SEND faxes at the Library.  Faxes are sent by a staff member at the checkout counter for $1.50 per page.  
The library does not RECEIVE incoming faxes.

Does the library have a copy machine?

Yes, the library has a black and white/color copy machine.  Copies are ten cents a page and $1.00 for color copies.

Does the library carry tax forms?

Both Federal Tax Forms and State Tax Forms are available at the library.  Additionally, the library has current reproducible forms that you may photocopy.  Tax forms are also available online through the library’s Internet connection. 

Does the library have a genealogy library?

Yes, the Downriver Genealogical Society Library is located in the main library just inside the building's south entrance. 
The Downriver Genealogical Society Library hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 1:00pm-5:00pm. 
Please contact them at (734) 374-8774.   

Does the library have a notary public in the building?

There is no notary public in the Library.  Check with local real estate offices or banks.

What is the library Laptop Lounge?

The library Laptop Lounge features comfortable group seating, individual seating,
snack and beverage machines, wall mounted television, WIFI access and electrical outlets.

Where do I find information on library programs and events?

On the Website in the News and Events folder on the Library Calendar.

Does the library have a Friends Group?

Yes, the Friends of the Taylor Community Library is a non-profit organization.  They are always looking for new members.  The Friends hold used booksales on the 3rd Saturday of the month January - May and September - November.  The booksales are from 10:00 - 3:00 in the Log Cabin in Heritage Park.  All proceeds generated from the book sales go to support library programs/events and materials. 
Visit the Friends Website by clicking here.