Frequently Asked Questions

 
Connecticard: one card, one state, one good deal!
Use your library card from Aldrich in any library in Connecticut..
   
1. How do I set up my library card online?
2. What are the advantages of using the online Verso catalog?
3. I forgot my password for the online catalog, what do I do?
4. How do I get a library card?
5. I lost my library card, what do I do?
6, What is iConn? How do I use iConn?
7. Can I get a fax at the library? Can I send a fax?
8. What days are you closed?
9. What does it cost to use the copier? How about computer copies?
10. How do I request a book from another library?
11. What are the fines and lending periods.?
12. How many items can I take out? How many DVDs?
13. What passes do you have to museums and parks?
14. What are your hours?
15. What new books and DVDs does Aldrich have?

   
   
   
1.How do I set up my library card online?

a. Go to http://aldr-verso.auto-graphics.com/ or to the Aldrich home page and click on "Our Catalog." This can be saved as a "Favorite" in the toolbar.

b. Click on Account Login.

c. For User Name, type in your 14-digit barcode number found on the back of your library card.

d. For Password, use userpass.
The program will ask you to create your own password, please do so. We suggest you write it down. We will not be able to retrieve your password.

e. If you forget your password, please call the library to reset the program and to create a new password.


  2. What are the advantages of using the online Verso catalog?
 

The advantages of Verso are the following.

 

a. See all your "checked out" items and "due dates."

 

b. Search our catalog from home to see if an item is available, or checked out.

 

c. Reserve an item.


TOP 4. How do I get a library card?
 

a. You will need a photo ID with a Plainfield address, this includes Plainfield, Wauregan, Moosup or Central Village. If you do not have a Plainfield address on your photo ID, please bring the following:

  • a photo ID with your name
  • a piece of mail with your name and Plainfield address.

 

b. Children and young adults from birth to 17 years need a parent or guardian signature to have their own library card.

 

c. Your card is good for 3 years and can be renewed at the end of this time. Do not throw the card away.


TOP 5. I lost my library card, what do I do?
 

You will need to come into the library and get a new one. There is currently no replacement fee for a lost card.


TOP 6. What is iConn? How do I use iConn?
 

a. iConn is a huge database. You will need your library barcode number to get into this database.

You can search at one time:

  • 25 million full-text popular & scholarly articles
  • newspapers
  • business information on 450,000 companies
  • health information
  • over 400 Connecticut library catalogs ("reQuest")
  • and more
 

b. 10 reasons to go to www.iconn.org.
iConn is access to magazines, journals, and newspapers for extensive information on health questions, genealogy, resources for schoolwork, business information, and science. Libraries and citizens in Connecticut have access to magazines online from home or in the library. It would be prohibitive costwise if libraries subscribed individually to this database.

 

c. Want to know what to read next? Go to www.iconn.org or click on iConn on our webpage menu. Enter your library barcode number. Scroll down to "What Do I Read Next?" This is on the bottom of the list. Click on it and follow directions. Enjoy!

 

d. How do I use iConn? Follow the directions on our website or visit the iConn welcome screen


TOP 7. Can I get a fax at the library? Can I send a fax?
 

Use of the fax is $1.00 per page to send out a fax and 10 cents per page to receive a fax. Please call the library if you are expecting a fax.The fax number is 860-564-8491.


TOP 8. What days are you closed?
 

We are closed on Thursdays and Sundays. Call the library to determine if we are closed for inclement weather. We are closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Eve, New Year's Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Presidents' Day
Good Friday
Memorial Day
July 4th
Labor Day
Columbus Day
Veterans' Day
Thanksgiving and the day before Thanksgiving and day after
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and day after Christmas Day


TOP 9. What does it cost to use the copier? or to make computer copies?
 

Black and white computer copies are 10 cents each. Color copies are 25 cents each. Copier copies are 10 cents each.


TOP 10. How do I request a book from another library?
 

a. To request a book from another library, first be sure it is not in the Aldrich Library.

b.To do this, go to our state catalog by clicking on it in the menu to the left of our web pages. Enter your patron barcode. Check the Aldrich Catalog and the State Request Catalog at the bottom of the screen. Enter the item you are searching for at the top of the screen.

c. When the item is found, click on "request this item." If it is in the Aldrich Library, you will be able to see it there. Please come in to pick it up.. If not, we will need your name (last name first), and phone number; please enter your password.

d. We will call you when the item comes into the library for you to pick up.


TOP 11. What are the fines and lending periods? How many items can I take out?
 

a. DVDs go out for 5 days. There is a limit of 3 per card. A DVD borrowed on a Monday is due the following Monday. A dvd borrowed on a Tuesday is due the following Tuesday etc. Fines are 50 cents per day overdue.
VIDEOS go out for 3 weeks and there is no limit. Fines are 50 cents per day overdue.
b. Books go out for 3 weeks. Fines are 5 cents per day.
c. Audio books on cassette, MP3 or CD go out for 3 weeks. Fines are 5 cents per day.
d. Magazines go out for 3 weeks. Fines are 5 cents per day.
e. Puppets go out for 7 days. Fines are 5 cents per day.
f. You may take out as many books and videos as you want. Only 3 DVDs per library card at one time. You must be 18 or older to check out a DVD or a video. Young adults and children 17 and younger may take out videos and dvds with a signed permission card from a parent or guardian.


TOP 13. What passes do you have to museums and parks?
 

 


TOP 14. What are your hours?
 

Monday 2:00-7:30 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday 2:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursday we are closed.
Friday 2:00-7:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00-12:30 p.m.
Sunday we are closed.


 
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