Policies

Confidentiality

The 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.

The Wadsworth Library can not guarantee the confidentiality of information sent over the Internet.

Policies

Charges

Fines are charged for all overdue materials.

  • Books, magazines, audiobooks: 10¢ a day
  • Video games, videos & DVDs: $1.00 a day

  • There is a $1.00 charge for holds or interlibrary loans that have not been picked up within 7 business days of notification.

  • A processing fee of 10¢ plus the cost of postage will be added for every overdue notice sent.

  • Maximum fine per item is $5.00.

Borrowing privileges are suspended when charges reach $5.00.

Policies

Borrowing

Any person borrowing materials from the Wadsworth Library is responsible for returning them in a timely manner and in good condition. Borrowers agree to abide by the 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 videos & DVDs one week. TV series circulate for 3 weeks and new DVDs circulate for 3 days.

    • Patrons may borrow three videos or 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.

Policies

Borrower Registration Policy

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 of requesing 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 the Wadsworth Library.
  • Patrons must agree to follow the Computer Use Policy of the Wadsworth Library if they wish to use the library computers.
  • The Wadsworth Library Board of Trustees 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

Library Publications

Copies of materials published by the Wadsworth Library are available at the main desk. All are free except as noted. Some publications are available on-line.

  • The Wadsworth Library: A Guide to the Art and Architecture (1997, rev. 2001)
  • The Wadsworth Library: A History (1996) - $4.00
  • 2007 -- Annual Report
  • Searching for Your Ancestors, Part 1 and Part 2

Teens

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

Ways of Giving

Financial support for Friends of Wadsworth Library differs from financial support for the library’s Annual Giving Campaign.

Donations to the Annual Giving Campaign are added to the tax dollars that support the Library’s operating budget and pay for essential services. Friends of Wadsworth Library uses membership dues and donations to pay for special programs and items that the library could not otherwise afford.

Wadsworth Library thanks you for your support!

Adopt-a-Book

Help the Library expand the collection by adopting a book.

Memorials

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

Print Memorial Form

Ways of Giving

Annual Giving Campaign

Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.

Giving Levels

  • $50 (Supporter)
  • $100 (Benefactor)
  • $250 (Patron)
  • $500 or more (Circle of Excellence)

Additional Services

Additional Services

  • tax forms
  • photocopying (20¢ per copy)
  • local information
  • exhibit case

Library Collection

Library Collection

  • fiction, non-fiction, large print, and paperback books
  • audiobooks on cassette and CD
  • downloadable audiobooks and ebooks
  • DVDs and videos
  • magazines and newspapers
  • adult literacy materials
  • local history and genealogy materials
  • law collection

Meeting Room

The Wadsworth Library meeting room is available for use by groups and organizations who have successfully filled out the application. Users must abide by the meeting room policies.

Meeting Room Policy

Computer Use

Wadsworth Library provides public access computers for word processing, CD-ROM resources and Internet access.

Key Features

  • [New!]Wifi Hotspot - the library now offers free wireless access. A library card and password are required for use. Ask at the 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 available for 10¢ a page (b&w).

Computer Use Policy

The Internet is an information resource that the library makes available to the public. The 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

The 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.

The Wadsworth Library can not guarantee the confidentiality of information sent over the Internet.

Home Delivery Service

The purpose of the Homebound Delivery Service is to provide library services to homebound library patrons who reside in the Towns of Geneseo and Groveland. For more information or to view the Homebound Delivery brochure click here.

Parking

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.

Parking

The library provides four parking spaces located 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 parking lot, located on the east side of the library. A library patron must place a “parking permit”, issued by the Wadsworth Library, on the dashboard of his/her 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.

Our Mission

Our Mission
The Wadsworth Library serves residents and visitors of all ages, providing them with materials, programs, information, and services to enable them to:
§ develop a love of learning that will serve them well at all stages of their lives
§ keep current on popular culture and social trends, and to enjoy satisfying recreational experiences
§ access information needed to answer questions on a broad array of topics related to work, school, community and personal life