January 18, 2018


Computer Use Rules

WI-FI — Free Wi-Fi is available 24-7 to patrons and guests.  After connecting to “Custer County Library,” you must open a browser and agree to the Wi-Fi user agreement.

BOOKS — Checked out for 3 weeks. Can be renewed by bringing them in, renewing on-line, or calling the library with your name and  the book’s title.  When calling after hours, leave a message with the pertinent information

VIDEOS —  Over 2,000 videos available for 1-week check-out after a Video Agreement is signed. Videos may be reserved, but not renewed.

TABLETS — We have two 7-inch ASUS MeMO Pad Tablets available for 3-week check-out for patrons to experiment with downloading and enjoying e-books and audio-books from South Dakota Titles to Go.

DOWNLOADABLES — E-books and audio-books may be checked-out for up to 3 weeks from South Dakota Titles to Go, powered by OverDrive.

MAGAZINES — Checked out for 1 week. The most current issues are non-circulating.

SOUND RECORDINGS  — We have a over 800 audiobooks and 500 music CDs available for 3 week checkout

ELECTRONIC RESOURCES — Patrons can access various electronic resources at the State Library’s website.  These resources include ProQuest, Ancestry Library, Learning Express Library, World Book, SIRS, Pronuciator, Chilton Library Online, among others.

REFERENCE MATERIALS — Most can be checked out for 1 week (this includes encyclopedias). Materials that cannot be checked out may be photocopied.

INTERLIBRARY LOAN — If we do not have a book you want, we can borrow it from another library. We ask for a  $3.00 donation per book if the book has to be returned via the postal service.

FINES — 10¢ per day per book; $1.00 per day per video/DVD.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS — South Dakota Books, Westerns, Science Fiction, Large Print, Audio Books, and Talking Books in special areas.

PHOTOCOPIER — 10¢ per copy in black-and-white; $1 per copy in color.  We can reduce and enlarge, as well as copy both sides of the paper.

COMPUTERS/SCANNER — Computers are available for use free-of-charge. Patrons are limited to 30 minutes per session and 2 sessions per day. All computers are able to print to a color or laser printer. We also have a scanner available for use on one computer.  A game computer is available for your children to use while you look around.

LAPTOP — A laptop is available for use by library card members who need to use the electronic resources, such as Ancestry Library, or need to complete applications, conduct job searches, etc…  The laptop is checked out for 2-hour increments and may be renewed two times if no one has reserved it.

STORY-TIME — Story-time is offered at 10:00 a.m. on Fridays from September to mid-May. except during weeks when Custer Schools are on break or school is in session.  The hour includes stories, coloring, a craft, and a snack.

EDUCATION — The library staff proctors tests for those pursuing advanced education courses.

VERTICAL FILE/PAMPHLETS — Collection of materials on a broad range of topics arranged in alphabetical order in a file system. List of topics is located on top of the file. Materials are checked out for 1 week.