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While the library is closed through April 15, the following services are unavailable.  Please visit our COVID-19 response page for more information.

  

The Staunton Public Library provides numerous services and resources beyond books, including public computers, free wi-fi, a photocopier, fax machine, typewriter, artwork displays, special collections and meeting rooms available for public use and more.

Computer Center

The Computer Center has 10 PCs for Internet use and include Microsoft Office 2013 products. Computer users must have a valid Staunton Public Library card. Computer users must read and understand the Staunton Public Library Computer Use Policy and Internet Use Disclaimer and abide by the rules of use. Children under age 10 may not use the Internet computers without direct supervision by a parent or guardian. Printing costs $0.25 per page. 

Wireless Printing

With our MobilePrint Service™, you can use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document using your library card. Click here for wireless printing instructions. Printing costs $0.25 per page. 

Displays

The work, interests and collections of local people are displayed in the glass-fronted cases on the First Floor. Community members are encouraged to share their collections. Please see our Display Application & Release Form for more information and how to apply.

Museum Passes

Museum passes are a project of the Staunton Public Library and the Friends of the Staunton Library.

The Staunton area has many fine museums and cultural opportunities. Through the generosity of these institutions, you are invited to sample their offerings by checking out a museum pass which will provide free or reduced admission rates to a specific attraction. Please note the special terms for each participating venue. Learn more about museum passes.

Reading Room

The Reading Room is a designated quiet area for reading and studying. Current periodicals are located there. View our list of our current subscriptions to magazines and newspapers.

View our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information about the Library’s services.

FAQs

  • How do I request the purchase of an item?

    The Library tries to honor patron requests for the purchase of items in print. Patrons may request items by filling out a Request for Reserve Form available at either circulation desk, or submit their request through our online form.

  • How can I get an interlibrary loan?

    The Interlibrary Loan program is designed to let patrons check out materials not available at any Library that is part of the Valley Libraries Catalog. To make an Interlibrary Loan request, Staunton Public Library patrons must fill out an Interlibrary Loan Request Form with information about the materials wanted. The patron is responsible for the return postage cost for the materials (generally between $3 and $5 per title).

  • How do I make photocopies?

    The copy machine is located on the first floor of the Library in between the Circulation and Reference desks.  The copier has three sizes of paper and can be used to reduce or enlarge originals.  It is coin operated, and each black & white copy costs $0.10 per side. Color copies can be made for $0.25 per side. The machine accepts a maximum of $5.00 at one time and can take $5 and $1 bills, quarters, dimes and nickels.

  • Can I send a fax?

    Library staff can send faxes from the first floor Circulation Desk. Faxes cost $1 per page. The Library does not receive faxes.

  • Can I scan, save, or email documents?

    Our public photocopier can scan documents to a USB and scan to email. There is also flatbed scanner located in the Digital Media Lab. There is no charge to scan items into a .pdf document.

    From a public computer, you may save your items to a USB flash drive or email them to yourself/others. In order to email, you must be able to access your email from the web (i.e. gmail.com, yahoo.com, hotmail.com, outlook.com, etc).

  • Do you have a public typewriter?

    A typewriter for public use is located in the Digital Media Lab on the first floor of the Library. Patrons must bring their own paper.

  • Can I take a proctored exam?

    Yes. Review our proctor policies and contact the librarian to schedule a proctored exam.

  • Can I display my artwork collection at the Library?

    The work, interests and collections of local people are displayed in the glass-fronted cases on the First Floor. Patrons are encouraged to share their collections with the community. Please contact Melissa at the Library (332.3902) if you are interested in putting a display in one of the cases. Please see our Exhibits Policy and the Display Materials Release Form.

  • What accommodations do you have for persons with disabilities or special needs?

    The Library encourages people with disabilities to use the Library and to attend our programs. For assistance or information, please call 332.3902. Relay calls are accepted. Handicapped parking and a wheelchair accessible entrance to the Library are on the Oakenwold Street side of the building. The elevator is located to the left as you enter.  Wheelchair accessible bathrooms are on each floor.


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