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Q: What are the library hours?
A: Click the “Hours” tab on the homepage of our website, jewishlibrarycle.com, for the current
Q: On which holidays is the Library closed?
A: The Library will be closed on all Yomim Tovim. We will communicate with members any changes in hours or days due to holidays, etc. via text and posted signs within the Library.
Q: What if I lose my library card?
A: You don’t have to worry because we don’t have library cards! Your membership will be found using your name.
Q: Where do I park?
A: Parking is permitted on any of the streets near the library. Please do not pull in or park- even temporarily- in the Library’s driveway or block any driveways. Please be considerate of the neighbors.
Q: Can I request a book that I would like to see in the Library?
A: Yes, absolutely! There is a “Suggestion” Box on the Librarian’s desk where you can submit your request.
Q: Can I put a book on hold?
A: Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate hold requests.
Q: Can my book be renewed?
A: Yes, the library policy allows for one renewal-for an additional two-week period. Renewals may be requested in person during library hours, via e-mail (at firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone at (440-644-0578). The e-mail or voicemail must include the adult member’s full name and the Title of the book and must be received 24 hours before the book is due. If the
book is due on Sunday, it must be received before Shabbos. Failure to include all the necessary information may result in the renewal not being processed and late fees accruing.
Q: Can I return my books when the library is closed?
A: Yes! There is a book drop box located adjacent to the library entrance and books may be returned to the drop box during any hours the library is closed. Books should not be placed in the drop box during library hours. Books must be securely placed in a plastic bag prior to being left in the book drop. Books that are left in the drop box are only checked-in at the start of the next scheduled library open day. If the books placed in the book drop are overdue, late fees apply for the days that they are in the book drop until the next open date. The Book Drop is locked over Yomim Tovim and extended breaks.
Q: Can my kids come to the library on their own?
A: Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling/escort above the age of 14. Parents are still responsible for all books taken out by their children.
Q: If I see a book in the drop box that I want as I am returning my books, can I take it and bring it back next time?
A: No! Please be aware that all books that are placed in the drop box are not checked in until the next library opening, and therefore may not be taken by another member. This will cause undue fees to accumulate for another member.
Q: Does the Library offer any programming for kids?
A: Yes! We offer Storytime experiences every 4-6 weeks, and hope to add more opportunities in the future.
Q: What is the difference between the Membership levels?
A: Each level allows members to take up to a certain number of books out at a time. The Basic Level allows for 5 books at a time, the Intermediate 10 books, and the Expanded 15 books.
Q: What does it mean “5/10/15 books checked out at a time”?
A: This is the maximum number of books that can be checked out under one membership account at any time.
Q: Does that mean I can come Sunday and check out 5 books, and then come Tuesday and check out 5 more books?
A: No. The Basic Membership allows a total of 5 books to be checked out in the system to one membership account at any given time. Only when books are returned, may more books be taken out.
Q: Does that mean that I can check out 5 books and my daughter can check out 5 books when she goes?
A: No. Only 5 books total may be checked out under one membership at any point in time.
Q: Who is Miriam of the Nishmas Miriam Jewish Children’s Library?
A: She is a loving mother and grandmother whose family wanted to honor her by dedicating the library in her name.
Q: Why does the donate page take me to the Agudath Israel of Ohio?
A: The library is a project of the Agudath Israel of Ohio.
Q: What happens if I damage a book?
A: Any damage that occurs, including torn pages, torn cover, writing on pages, is the responsibility of the member and a charge will be assessed TBD by library staff as needed. Damage repairs may not be made by members, but rather library staff must be informed of the damage at the time of return. Please do not tape or repair the book independently. A replacement fee will be assessed for items damaged beyond repair. Parents/legal guardians assume responsibility for the condition of items checked out by anyone listed on their membership.
Q: What happens if I lose a book?
A: A charge will be assessed for lost items. Please see the library policy for pricing.
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