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Library Policies
Library Cards A borrower's card is available free to all New Hartford residents. Residents of other towns may use the Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library with a current card their hometown library. A Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library Card is good at any public library in Connecticut. Books borrowed other libraries may be returned in this library, and New Hartford books may be returned at any other Connecticut public library.

Children under the age of 14 must have a parent's signature for a library card. We are glad to give a child of any age a library card.

Barkhamsted residents should register at the Beardsley Memorial Library in Winsted. Please have your Beardsley Memorial card with you to borrow books at The Licia & Mason Beekley Community Library, or any other public library in Connecticut.

Loan Periods Books, books on tape or compact disc, and music CDs may be borrowed for three weeks; magazines, videos and DVDs may be borrowed for one week.

Renewals Materials may be renewed over the telephone (379-7235) or at the library. Materials may be renewed twice unless they are in demand. DVDs may be renewed once.

Reserves Any library material may be reserved at the library or by telephone (379-7235). The library staff will need an email address or telephone number with an answering machine in order to notify you when the reserved material comes in. One message or email will be left, and you may then pick up the material by the end of the next library business day.

Fines Items are due by closing time on the date stamped in the back. Fines are calculated at a rate of 10 cents per day for the days we are open, up to a maximum of $5.00 per item. Lost items are subject to replacement charges.