What the Library Offers:
The Clearwater Memorial Public Library has the following services available for the public:
- Member of Valnet, a consortia of more than 50 libraries
- More than 58,000 Valnet items to choose from
- Free internet & wireless access! Learn More
- Black and white copies
- FAX service, 208-476-4527
- Tax forms and guides
- Extensive Northwest Section and Local Authors
- Video, DVD, Games, Music CDs, Audiobook, and eBook Collections
- Rare and/or Historical books available for viewing in library
- Large Print Material
Check it Out:
The Clearwater Memorial Public Library is part of a regional library consortium named VALNet. You have access to over 300,000 items within this system. Once you have obtained your library card you may use it at any library within VALNet, order materials from any VALNet library, have them delivered to any VALNet library, and return them to any VALNet library. New patrons may check out two items on their first visit. Once you are an established patron, you may check out up to 50 items. You may view the VALNet on-line catalog, check your library account, and renew your books at www.orofinolibrary.com. You also have access to magazines and newspapers in the library. Your initial library card is free, but the replacement cost for a lost card is $1.00 suggested donation. Other libraries in VALNet may or may not charge late fees, and you are responsible for whatever that library charges. DVD’s from other libraries often have a charge of as much as $1.00 for each day you are overdue. Patrons are responsible for anything checked out on their card including payment for lost items.
Most library materials may be checked out for four weeks and renewed one time. Most DVD’s are checked out for one week and can be renewed one time. Items may be renewed in person in the library, by telephone, or over the Internet as long as there are no holds on the item and you have no fines, fees, or overdue items. Items that have a hold on them for another patron may not be renewed.
We do not charge overdue fines but we do charge for lost or damaged items. The replacement cost of any un-returned item must be paid. Fines and bills on a patron’s account will result in the patron’s borrowing privileges and computer access being suspended. This suspension of borrowing privileges will be throughout the Valnet system and will remain in effect until the account is settled.
Items may be reserved (or have a “hold” placed on them) in your name in person, by calling the library, or by accessing the library via the Internet. Your name will then go to the bottom of the “hold” list for that item and you will be called or emailed when the item is available for your checkout. The library will “hold” the requested item for seven days after the patron is notified. If an item is not picked up within 7 days, it will be returned to the lending library.
Free access to the Internet is available. You may call ahead to reserve a time for the current day. The library has broadband wireless access for library patrons. The library does filter, in accordance with state law, Internet access on its computers, and relies on parent’s judgment of internet use for their children. All patrons must sign an Internet use policy before using Internet computers. A parent’s signature (in person) is required for all users 18 years of age or younger. Please inquire at the circulation desk for more information. A complete Internet Safety Policy is available for patrons at the circulation desk.
Fax, Printer, and Scanning Services:
Faxes may be sent or received at the Library. Our fax number is 1-208-476-4527. Our copy machine prints in black and white. We can scan to email addresses. Items can be printed from the computers in black and white.