Coffman residents may use materials in the Library or sign them out. Materials must be returned within 30 days.
Overnight guests at Coffman may sign materials out, but must return them by the end of their stay.
Visitors to the building are welcome to use materials in the Library but may not check them out.
Signing Out Books
The sign-out sheet is located on the table in the first floor of the Library. Readers must sign out any book that leaves the Library. If you are guest, please include your host's name on the sign-out sheet.
Cross your entry off the sign-out list on the table in the first floor of the Library. Place your book in the clearly marked blue plastic bin near the door. Please do not reshelve books; our shelving system lets us keep track of which books are being read.
Outside the Library’s upper-level entrance is the Book Cart. This is where the Library Committee sells books it cannot use. The offerings on the cart change from week to week, so stop and browse often.
Books may end up on the cart for several reasons. Sometimes a book is donated, but we already have a copy in the collection. Sometimes we receive interesting donations, but they may be too specialized for our Library. Sometimes, because of shelf space limitations, we must remove less-used books. Proceeds are used to purchase new books and supplies for the Library.
Prices are posted and quite minimal. We operate on an honor system—if you take something from the Book Cart, please leave your payment in the small metal box. A Library Committee member checks the Book Cart daily and collects the proceeds.
Don’t want to buy a book, but have a pocketful of loose change? Support the Library, and drop it in the metal box.