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Normally, there is no fee for an interlibrary loan. On rare occasions, another library may charge a fee but the Orange Public Library will contact you before advancing with the loan in order to get your permission.
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Books and Audiobooks are the items that are requested most frequently.
Other libraries will not loan reference and genealogy materials; however, there are helpful sources for genealogy materials:
In most cases, the turnaround time for an interlibrary loan is one to two weeks; however, the time depends upon the difficulty of locating an available copy of the item and the location of the lending library. If there is a deadline by which the item is needed, please notify the Orange Public Library staff at the time of submitting the request.
When the Orange Public Library receives an interlibrary loan it also receives a due date. Usually, you may borrow the items for two weeks but sometimes the lending library sets a shorter time frame. In some cases, an item may be renewed. If you wish to renew your loan, please contact the reference librarian three days in advance of the due date on your item. The reference librarian will request a renewal, which may or may not be granted.
Occasionally, items will arrive with a restriction of "In Building-Use Only." This means that the item cannot leave the Orange Public Library building. The lending library sets the policy and the Orange Public Library must abide by it.
The Library accepts cash, check and money order.
Library staff does not assist with tax preparation. During tax season AARP uses the Library facilities for their tax preparation program.
The Library has free Wi-Fi available during regular business hours.
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The Library does not have wireless printing or color printing.
A copy machine is available at the Library. The copy machine is made available by The Friends of the Orange Public Library, Inc., and offers both black and color copying options.
The Library does accept gently used books, magazines, and DVDs by appointment. Please call 409-883-1086 to schedule your donation appointment.
The Library does not provide faxing or scanning services at this time.