Services

Ask a Librarian

Use the online contact form to send your questions, comments or suggestions.  To talk to a librarian directly, call 248-437-6431 during library hours.  If you are calling to renew a book, you may call our automated toll free hotline at 888-672-8983.  This service is available 24/7 but you must know your library card number and PIN.

Low Vision Patrons

The library has over 2,000 large print titles available for check-out at the library. In addition, we have books on CD and Playaways which allow you to listen to a book on the go. If you want to check out a book that isn't large print there are magnifiers that can be checked out for the duration that you have your book.

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Computers & Technology

Computer Stations

There are forty computers throughout the library with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office 2013 Suite (includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Access) available on all stations.  All stations are first-come-first-serve and allow for unlimited use.  Computer availability is limited only during scheduled computer classes that are held in the computer lab.  Printing is $.10 per page in black & white and $.40 for color.

Copy Machine

Our copy machine has a number of features for patrons use:

  • Make black & white copies (price per side - $.10 letter/$.15 legal or tabloid)
  • Make color copies (price per side - $.40 letter/$.60 legal or tabloid)
  • Scan documents and pictures to USB drive or email (no cost)
  • Scan to Cloud services - Google Drive, Office 365, Dropbox, Evernote, SalesForce and Sharepoint (no cost)
  • Scan a document to a word or excel file that you can edit (no cost)

Fax

You can send and receive faxes through our public fax service at the circulation desk.  The fax number to receive documents is 248-437-6593.  Fees for the service are as follows:

  • Sending: US & Canada $1.00 / page
  • Sending: International $3.00 / page
  • Receiving: $.50 / page

Wireless Internet & Printing

Wireless Internet is available for laptops and other mobile devices. To access the wireless network, connect to the "public" access point while in the library. To print a document from your computer, go to our online printing portal. This service can be used by laptop users in the library, PC users at home and smart phone users. Documents can be released to a printer from any library computer.

Recycling

Paper

Bring your old newspapers, magazines, catalogs, mail, and paper at any time and recycle it in the large green and yellow bins in our parking lot. The library receives money for every ton collected. Since 2008, we’ve earned over $900 from this program. Please, no books, food boxes or cardboard.

Tax Forms

Tax forms are available at the library from late-January through April.  Tax booklets and forms provided by the state and federal government can be picked up in our tax form area at no cost.  If you require a form to be printed out, there is a $.10 per page charge.  For our tax form resource center, click here.

Voter Information

The library is a polling place for Salem Township's 2nd Precinct.  To access our voting resource center, click here.

Study Rooms

Four study rooms are available within the library. Rooms can hold between four and twelve occupants and may be reserved up to seven days in advance for up to two hours at a time.  To reserve a room, click here. To view our study room policy, including room forteiture, click here.

Test Proctoring

Exams must be scheduled by appointment at least two weeks in advance. Exams may be taken only on Wednesdays and Thursdays 9am-9pm (further time restrictions may apply due to proctor availability). Exams may not be scheduled on week-ends.  The Library cannot provide direct in-room supervision of the student during the test. The Library will conform to the testing institution's conditions for proctoring to the extent possible under normal staffing schedules. It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the institution to ascertain that the test was received. The Library will not keep copies of test materials.  This service will be free for residents (excluding postage); there is a $25 fee per exam for non-residents plus postage.Testing arrangements and proctoring appointments must be made in advance, either by phone, 248.437.6431, or contact form.  The Library can accommodate both paper and online examinations.  For paper examinations needing to be mailed back by the library, there is a $5.00 postage fee.