Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library
Sanford Maine ♦ 207.324.4714

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s available at the library?

First Floor:

• New Books • Fiction • Mysteries • Large-print books
• Audiobooks (CD and MP3) • DVDs
• Book sale and paperback swap
• Water fountain • Restrooms

Main floor:

Children’s Room • Community Room
• Local history collection

The Community Room is available as a meeting space – call for details.

Second Floor:

• Non-fiction • Young-adult fictionReference books
• Magazines and newspapers • Internet access
• Office applications (MS Office, OpenOffice)
• Photocopier • Microfilm reader • Quiet study area

Online Resources:

Download Library (ebooks and audiobooks)
Digital LearningMARVEL Databases
Sanford obituary indexAncestry.com

The library is handicapped accessible.

Do you have internet access?

Yes, we have fifteen computers available for public internet access: eight desktops and seven laptops. Library membership is not required. (A valid photo ID required for laptop use.)

Sign in at the Reference Desk. There is no time limit unless others are waiting, in which case you may be asked to end your session after 60 minutes.

We also have Wi-Fi available throughout the building if you bring your own laptop or mobile device.

Can I send a FAX from the library?

No, we do not have a public-use FAX machine. (But we do offer scan-to-email.)

FAX services are available at:

How do I get a library card?

Apply at the circulation desk. You will need a photo ID and proof of your current residential address.

If you reside in Sanford or Springvale there is no charge. An individual card will be issued, usable only by the person named on the card.

The fee for a non-resident account is $35 for a year or $18.00 for six months. Non-residents accounts are usable by all members of the household.

A parent or guardian’s signature is required for children under 9th grade.

Do I need my library card to check out materials?

Yes, the process is more accurate and more efficient when using the card. Your name may be similar to another patron's name, but your card number is unique.

What if I did not bring my card (or I lost it)?

We will be happy to hold your selections at the front desk for a day or two until you bring in your library card. OR You may purchase a replacement card for $2.00.

What is the check-out period?

Three weeks for books, magazines, and audio-books; two weeks for videos and books that have a waiting list. We stamp the due date on each item you check out.

How many times can I renew a book?

Books, audiobooks, and magazines may be renewed twice.

Exceptions:
- New books may be renewed only once.
- Items on hold for another patron are not renewable.
- Videos may not be renewed.

Can I renew books online?

Yes. Log in to your account and click the My Info tab. As long as you do not have any fines or overdue items, you can renew books online. Please note that DVD's are not renewable.

Can I renew books by telephone?

Yes, but have your library card handy. We will ask for the last six digits of your barcode number.

How many items can I put on hold?

You may have a maximum of five pending holds.

Are there any items that can’t be checked out?

Yes: reference books, current magazines, and items with historic value must remain in the library.

How much are overdue fines?

Books and magazines: 10 cents per day.
Videos: $1.00 per day.

Fines are not charged for days that the library is closed.

Will I be reminded about overdue items?

Yes: you will receive a phone call within one week after an item is due. At two weeks you will receive a notice in the mail. After one month you will receive a bill for replacement costs.

What if you don’t have a book I want?

We can request it through inter-library loan and notify you when we receive it. There is a $2.00 charge for each item requested, payable at time of pickup. Please be aware that a charge will be applied for items not picked up.

Do you have a photocopier?

Yes, in the Reference department we have a combined printer, copier, scanner. Printouts are 25 cents each for black and white, and 40 cents for color.

Do you accept book donations?

YES:
- Fiction and non-fiction hardcover and trade paperback books in saleable condition
- DVD movies, CD audiobooks, and MP3 audiobooks in original packaging

NO: We do not accept
- Textbooks, encyclopedias, atlases, condensed books, magazines
- Cassette audiobooks, music CD’s, VHS videos
- Mildewed or musty-smelling items

Your donations are gratefully accepted. Please understand the majority of donations are placed in the book sale, although sometimes a donation is added to the collection.

Tip: Unwanted books and magazines can be included with your curbside recycling.

Do you have book sales?

Yes, our Never-ending Book Sale is in the library entry. You’ll find current fiction, young-adult fiction, cookbooks, history, picture books for children — the selection is always changing, and new items are added daily.

We also have a paperback book exchange.

Our collector-quality books for sale are listed on our half.com account.

Our half.com Store

Do you have museum passes?

Yes, we have passes for free admission to:

Simply present your library card at the circulation desk and tell us the date you want to go to the museum. We will verify availability and provide you with the appropriate pass to show at the museum ticket window.

Do you have downloadable audiobooks?

Yes, audiobook downloads are available from Maine InfoNet using your Goodall Library account number and free software by Overdrive Media Player.

LibriVox Recordings, a free website (not affiliated with library), has hundreds of public domain titles.

Do you have downloadable e-books?

Yes, e-books are available through Maine Infonet Download Library.

How to log in:

  1. Click the "Download Library" link in the left margin of this page.
  2. Click the "Sign In" link in the Download Library header.
  3. Select "Sanford: Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library" in the drop-down list of libraries.
  4. Enter your 14-digit barcode number from the back of your library card (without spaces).

More e-book sites (not affiliated with the library):

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Last update: 4 Jun 2013

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