What's New at the Garden City Public Library

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What's New at the Garden City Public Library

Lions Club Grateful for Collection of Eyeglasses

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The Garden City Public Library is a collection site for used eyeglasses for the Recycle for Sight Program, which is run by a local Lions Club. The Lions Club has expressed its appreciation to Library Board Vice Chair Gloria Weinrich and the Library for continuing to serve as an ongoing collection site for the Recycle for Sight Program. The glasses are reprocessed and distributed to those in need worldwide. A box is provided for the used-eyeglass collection near the interior doors of the Library.

 

Pay Fines Online

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screenshot of "My Library Account" sign-in page at http://alisweb.org/patroninfoLibrary patrons can pay fines by credit card through the My Account link in the online catalog. Once you log in with your library barcode number and PIN, you will see a link such as "$5.00 in unpaid fines and bills" if you owe anything. Click on that link and follow the prompts.

The minimum amount that can be paid by credit card is $5.00, and the only cards accepted are Discover, MasterCard and VISA.

photograph of touch-screen computer at Circulation DeskAlthough patrons can pay fines online from home, as a convenience, we have placed a computer at the end of the Circulation Desk, where patrons can pay fines by credit card, look up a book, or check the Library Calendar of Events.  The computer is equipped with a touch-screen interface, but the traditional keyboard and mouse are also available.  Please note that this computer is intended for brief transactions only.

Fine payment by credit card is a self-service option only. Library staff cannot accept credit cards for payment. Written instructions are available at the Circulation Desk.

 

Library in Your Pocket

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Sitting in front of a computer is beginning to feel like free time. Most people are so busy these days that if they’re sitting, they’re in a vehicle – and no doubt staring into that ubiquitous oracle, the smartphone (but not if they’re driving, of course).

animated graphic of hands using smartphoneUnless your destination is the Library, consider getting there via smartphone or other mobile device. If you access the Library website on a Droid or iPhone, you will automatically be served a simplified version of our pages more suitable for a tiny screen.

The Library catalog (ALIScat) also has a mobile version called AirPAC. Using the mobile site, you can do a simple catalog search or check your library account.

In fact, while you’re logged into your library account, consider signing up for SMS Alerts. SMS Alerts will send simple text messages to your cell phone to inform you that you have items due soon, overdue, or on hold. To sign up for SMS Alerts, log into your library account at , click on “Modify Personal Info,” enter a mobile phone number,” and click the “opt in” link. Your service provider’s message charges apply.

Many of our electronic resources have apps for mobile devices. With OverDrive Media Console for Android, BlackBerry, iPhone/iPad, or Windows Phone 7, you can take along a shelf full of books from the Nassau Digital Doorway in your pocket. The BYKI Online language-learning system also has mobile apps for Apple and Android devices.

Wherever you are, your library is there for you.

 


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Library Hours

Mon: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Tues: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Weds: 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM
Thurs: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Fri: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Sun: (Oct 20 - May 18)
  1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Calendar