Parking

Wadsworth Library provides four parking spaces on the south side of the building and one handicap parking space in front of the library entrance. During the library’s hours of operation, these parking spaces are reserved for library patrons.

Patrons may also park in the Christ Community Church (green and white building) parking lot, located on the east side of the library. A library patron must place an orange “parking permit,” issued by Wadsworth Library, on the dashboard of the vehicle. The Church will not tow any vehicles that have this permit. The library is not responsible for the towing of vehicles that do not display a parking permit.

Policies - Borrower Registration

In order to be a registered borrower of Wadsworth Library materials, a patron must:
  • Be a resident of the Pioneer Library System, which includes Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming, & Livingston Counties (OWWL) or be issued an Out-of-System library card.
  • Present a driver's license or other form of picture I.D. and documentation showing current address.
  • SUNY Geneseo students must show their student I.D.
  • Children must be five years old or older to register.
  • Children between the ages of five and eighteen must have a parent or guardian with them when they register. The parent or guardian must sign the registration form and present proper I.D. By signing the child's application, the parent or guardian is indicating that they will be responsible for all materials signed out on the child's library card. Please note that children may access and/or borrow any library resource with their library card and have the ability to request materials form other libraries in the Pioneer Library System.
  • Special permission may be obtained from the Library Director in order to obtain a borrower's card without fulfilling these requirements.
  • Patrons must agree to follow the Lending Policies of Wadsworth Library.
  • Patrons must agree to follow the Computer Use Policy of Wadsworth Library if they wish to use the library computers.
  • The Board of Trustees of Wadsworth Library has adopted and declared that it will adhere to and support the Library Bill of Rights adopted by the American Library Association Council on June 18, 1948; amended February 2, 1961; amended June 28, 1967; amended January 23, 1980; inclusion of "age" reaffirmed January 24, 1996.
Approved 1/19/95
Revised 7/14/03 & 1/8/09
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Teens

Check out our new Teen Blog for updates on programs, new titles, readers advisory, and weblinks!

Memorials at the Library

  • Many people support Wadsworth Library by giving a donation in honor of someone who has died.
  • Our Library Director will consult with donors to determine the most appropriate use of each contribution.
  • Past memorials include books, DVDs, furniture, and landscaping such as the Library's weeping cherry tree and bench.
Memorial Form

Additional Services

Additional Services

  • tax forms
  • photocopying (20¢ per black & white copy, 50¢ per color copy)
  • faxing ($1.00 per page to send AND receive)
  • scanning
  • local information
  • exhibit display case
  • public bulletin board (please leave your poster or flyer at the front desk)

Meeting Room

Wadsworth Library's lower-level meeting room is available for use by groups and organizations who have filled out an application and been approved by our Library Director. Users must abide by meeting room policies.

Please read the policy and return filled-out copies of the application and hold harmless agreement to the Library Director.

Meeting Room Policy

Meeting Room Application  

Hold Harmless Agreement

Computer Use

Wadsworth Library provides public access computers for Internet access and word processing, etc.

Key Features
  • Wifi Hotspot - the library offers free wireless access. Ask for the daily password at the front desk.
  • An accessibility workstation is available for people in wheelchairs and for users needing large print.
  • Non-Internet computers are available in the children's room.
  • Printing is available for 10¢ a page (b&w).
Computer Use Policy
The Internet is an information resource that the library makes available to the public. Wadsworth Library takes no responsibility for the content, which may be inaccurate, outdated, libelous, offensive or disturbing.


Computer use is free of charge and open to all. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult when on Internet computers.


Registered borrowers must present a library card to “checkout” a computer at the main desk. “Checkout” will be interpreted as agreement to abide by the Computer Use Policy.


Sessions are limited to one hour unless someone is waiting to use the computers, then they are limited to one-half hour. Computer use is first-come, first-serve. No more than two people may be at a computer station at one time.


Sessions may be terminated at the discretion of the Library Staff or computer privileges revoked for inappropriate use of services. Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to: use of equipment in such a way as to damage it, loud or disruptive behavior, attempting to alter the system settings or configuration, and downloading software or files to the hard drive.

Confidentiality Policy
Wadsworth Library specifically recognizes that library records and patron information are confidential. Under New York State law, library records shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed except that such records may be disclosed to the extent necessary for the proper operation of the Wadsworth Library. Records shall be disclosed upon request or consent of the user or pursuant to subpoena, court order or where otherwise required by statute.

Wadsworth Library cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent over the Internet.

Policies - Lending Policies

Any person borrowing materials from Wadsworth Library is responsible for returning them in a timely manner and in good condition. Borrowers agree to abide by Wadsworth Library lending policies. Patrons will give the Library prompt notice of any changes of address. A parent who signs a registration card for a child under 18 is responsible for the child’s use of the card and materials borrowed.
  • Most materials circulate for three weeks.
  • Most DVDs circulate for one week, while sets with 3 or more discs circulate for 3 weeks.
    • Patrons may borrow three DVDs at a time.
    • Video games circulate for one week. Only one can be borrowed at a time.
  • Materials may be renewed twice unless another person has requested them.
    • If an item is renewed after the due date, a fine will be charged.
  • All materials may be returned at the main desk during open hours, in the book drop, or at any Pioneer Library System library.
  • Items placed on hold can only be checked out by the person who placed the hold.
    • Patrons may make arrangements for a designated person to pick up materials for them. Please ask for details.

Using the Bus

Did you know you can get to the library by bus?
Livingston Area Transportation Service can take you anywhere you need to go in Livingston County. Call 335-3344 for more information.

Our Mission



The mission of Wadsworth Library is

 to provide a comfortable and welcoming place for the creation and encouragement of young readers;

 for access to the tools needed to find and evaluate the information you need;

and to facilitate the discovery of materials that will stimulate your imagination.