Library Services

REFERENCE SERVICES

It is the policy and practice of the Coquille Public Library staff to provide good service to all patrons. No reference question is ever unimportant or unnecessary. 

The Coos County Library Services District subscribes to many electronic databases which are accessible from the eLibrary tab on the Coos Libraries website, expanding resources offered to patrons. 

The Library has in-house reference books and a circulating collection. Resources not available on site may be borrowed from other Coastline libraries or via the Coos ILL service. If a patron needs copies of reference material, we do provide copies of up to 5 pages of reference material for free. 

  • After those 5 pages, copies are our regular price of 20 cents per page. 
  • Copies of city documents over 5 pages in length must be made at City Hall. 

READER’S ADVISORY

Many patrons who visit the library system do so to pursue leisure activities. Coquille staff are happy to help provide suggestions as quickly, accurately, and thoroughly as possible.  

Reader’s Advisory Websites  

  1. Good Reads http://www.goodreads.com/  
    • Good Reads is one of the most popular book review websites on the internet. It is good for making book lists. 
    • You can see which books your friends are reading and what they recommend, and track the books you’re reading, have read, and want to read.   
  2. Fantastic Fiction  http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/  
    • Fantastic Fiction is a great website when you want to look up an author’s collection of books, it also lists the books of a series in order. 
    • The website lists new books being released by the author. Each page includes the books that the author would recommend as well as a section that lists other authors that visitors also looked at after looking at a specific author.  
  3. What Should I Read Next?  http://whatshouldireadnext.com/ 
    • What Should I Read Next analyzes the favorites list of all their members to recommend the best next read. 
    • Patrons join for free and build lists of favorites for book recommendations. 
  4. BookSeriesInOrder https://www.bookseriesinorder.com/
    • Book Series in Order is a resource for comprehensive lists of any published work by an author, additionally organized by any series the author may have written.

REMEMBER:   

  • Items found for patrons are always suggestions – not recommendations.   
  • Reading tastes are personal. Authors, genres, or titles that you liked may not always coincide with the outcome of the readers’ advisory.   
  • Do not make value judgments on a reader’s preferences!  

INTERLIBRARY LOAN 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is the process by which Coos County Library Service District borrows, for short-term use, from another library (across the state or across the country) a book, CD, or DVD that is not owned by Coastline Library Service District.   

Request Procedure  

  1. Interlibrary Loan is available to all CCLSD patrons in good standing. 
  2. ILL forms can be filled out online at the Coquille Library website and the Coos County Website
  3. The form requires patron’s name, library card number, email or telephone number, pick-up location, item type, title, author, description, or other information. 
  4. To request an item, completely fill out the form and click submit. 
  5. Requests are processed in the order they are received, usually within one or two business days. Borrowed materials generally take two to four weeks (or more) to arrive, depending on the lending library.  
  6. Once the material arrives in the ILL office, it is processed and sent to the pickup location within five business days. 

ILL Loan Period Limits  

  1. Standard patrons may request up to five items at a time from ILL.  
  2. Due dates are specified by the lending library on the ILL strip attached to the cover of each item.  
  3. Interlibrary Loan materials may NOT be renewed. A fine of $0.50 per day is assessed on late materials. Failure to return materials to the lending library on time may result in the loss of borrowing privileges.  
  4. CCLSD does not charge for placing an ILL request. Occasionally another library will charge a fee for lending a book or for making a copy of an article. The patron is responsible for paying these charges. 
  5. CCLSD always tries first to get the material for free. If a patron fails to pick-up an ILL request, a $3 per item fee is assessed.  

NOTARY PUBLIC SERVICES 

Coquille Public Library offers basic notary services to persons at no charge. 

Notaries witness an individual signing a document or sworn statement and nothing more. They are not attorneys and will not give legal advice or prepare legal documents. The library will not notarize documents that require legal knowledge. 

Scheduling: 

  1. Call ahead to ensure the notary is available; services are not guaranteed without an appointment. 
  2. Notary service is not available 60 minutes before closing. 
  3. Notary service is limited to three (3) documents per person, per day. 
  4. Notary service is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Requirements: 

  1. Only documents in English will be notarized, due to the language capabilities of the available notary (see point 6 below). 
  2. Persons must furnish completed documents to be notarized, as well as a current photo identification. 
  3. All signers must be present at time of notarization. 
  4. All individuals seeking notarization as well as any known witnesses must provide: 
    • Valid photo identification or passport issued by a United States governmental agency, or  
    • Identity card issued by a US state that includes a picture and a signature. 
  5. Documents presented must have the notarial certificate included. 
  6. A notary and the person seeking notarization must be able to communicate directly with each other. Library notaries are not permitted to make use of a translator to communicate with a notary service person. 
  7. Notaries will not provide service if the customer, document, or circumstances of the request for notary service raises any issue of authenticity, ambiguity, doubt, or uncertainty for the Library. 
    • In this event, the Library notary may, at his/her sole discretion, decline to provide notary service. 
  8. The notary will attest only to documents signed in his/her presence. 

Witnesses: 

  1. Witnesses will NOT be provided by the library nor may witnesses be obtained from general library persons. 
  2. Witnesses must have personal knowledge of the individual requiring the notarization and witnesses must provide appropriate and valid photo identification.   
  3. Library notaries reserve the right to refuse to notarize any document for any reason. Notary services are offered at the library’s discretion and are not a primary or overriding library responsibility. Librarians may, as the situation requires, leave a notarization in progress to attend to library needs. 
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