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Welcome to the Cave Spring Public Library

The Sara Hightower Regional Library Board Meetings will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2014, in the Trustees Room at the Rome-Floyd County Library. The Library Buildings Committee will meet at 3:00 pm; the Finance Committee will meet at 3:30 pm; the Board of Trustees will meet at 4:00 pm.

Story Time - Thursday at 2:00pm (ages 18 months to 5 years)

Library Hours
Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Quick links

Go to the PINES link. On the last line inside the box you will see “My Account”. Click “my account” and enter the entire library card number and password you were given at signup. If you have forgotten the password, click on forgot your password and follow the direction for resetting the password.
Books, Audio books, books on CDs, and CDs are checked out for two weeks with two renewals. Videos and DVDs check out for seven days without renewal.
Books, audiobooks, books on CDs, and CDs are accessed .10 per day per item with up to $5.00 maximum per item. Videos and DVDs are accessed .50 per day per item with up to $5.00 maximum per item. Overdue notices will be called by automated system or emailed at 10 days and 30 days past due. After 30 days past due, you will receive an assessment for the replacement cost of the items These notices are sent from Atlanta. You will be unable to checkout or use a library computer if you owe a fine of $10 or more or you have 10 or more materials overdue.
The library has a small collection of local histories and newspaper clippings relating to Cave Spring events. Links to online resources can be found on the branch genealogy page. For a more extensive collection, visit the collection in the Heritage room at the Rome/Floyd County Library or the state archives in Atlanta.
The adult reading program is offered to anyone over 18. The program runs for six weeks beginning in mid-April. Signup any time after the program begins at the library. Adults receive prizes for reading each week. A drawing is held weekly for other prizes. There is no charge to participate. All that is required is record keeping of what you read.
Children can sign up to receive coupons and prizes for the hours read each week. The program begins the week after school is out and runs for six weeks. Signup any time after the program begins at the library. Each week the library will host special programs, crafts, and movies. Look on the website for a calendar of events. There is no charge to participate. How old do you need to be to check out audio visual materials? You must be at least 16 years old.
You need to log in to the online catalog. Search for the item. Look in the item record detail for a drop-down menu in the upper right labeled “more actions”. From the drop-down, select the book bag you would like to place this title in.
We accept book donations of recent, gently used titles. Please bring the items inside during library hours. We do not accept textbooks, moldy, or yellowed pages. We reserve the right to dispose of items not deemed as appropriate to add to the collection. Ask the staff, if you need a form for your tax records. Monetary donations are gladly accepted to purchase books, DVDs, and equipment. Some items not added to the collection will be sold to raise funds for books.
If you do not already own a PINES library card, bring a picture id that has your current mailing address or picture id with an item of mail that has your current mailing address. You will be asked to fill out an application. A parent or guardian must sign with you if you are not over 18. Since the library is paid by local and Georgia tax funds, you are eligible for a free library card if you reside in, work in or pay taxes on property in Georgia. If not, the annual fee for library service is $25.00.
Lost cards may be replaced for $2.00. Damaged cards are replaced at no charge.
Books can be ordered from other public libraries, colleges, and universities as part of the OCLC lending network. If a book is not available from any PINES libraries, you can fill out a request or email your request to: reference @romelibrary.org You will be liable for the cost of postage to ship the item if borrowed from a public library, $15.00 - $25.00 more if only available from a university. You are responsible for replacement costs if the item is lost. Items will be shipped to our branch for pickup.
The “my book bags” section allows you to create, edit, share, and remove book bags. Book bags are lists of items that can be used for any number of purposes. For example, to keep track of what books you have read, books you would like to read, or maintain a class reading list. To create a book bag, go to “my account” area, click on “my book bags”. In “create”, enter a name for your book bag in the text box. Decide if you would like to share the contents with other users, and click “submit”.
Once you find the item you need, you can select the “place hold” link in the upper right corner of the record to reserve the item. If the item is available, it will be pulled from the shelf the next day and held for you. If all copies at our branch are checked out, you’ll be placed on a waiting list. Once it is available, the item will be sent from another PINES library. If you have given us your email address, we will notify you when it arrives. We will call you if you do not have an email address on file. Books are held for seven days before returning to the shelf and DVDs are held three days before returning to the shelf.
Give the library staff a list of items you would like for us to consider purchasing. The decision to purchase will be based on a number of factors including but not limited to publication date, available funds, cost of the item, likelihood of circulating, and meeting community values. You may also email me at “ask-a-librarian” on the homepage.
You may renew items yourself at the PINES catalog under “my account”. Select Items Checked Out link at the top of My Account area to display all of the items you currently have checked out, their due dates, and the number of times you can renew them. You can select the “renew” link to renew the materials and extend the due date. Books may be renewed twice provided that no one is waiting for the item. If you need more time, bring the book into the library and check it out again. You may also call 706-777-3346 to renew items.
Since movies now check out for seven days, movies cannot be renewed. You may bring the item in and check out again if no one has a hold on the item.
You may send emails to Diana Mills, Branch Manager at the ask-a-librarian icon.
Items that remain on your account will generate fines until a maximum of $5.00 for each item overdue. If you have received overdue notices or phone calls, please call the library at 706-777-3346 so we can put a “claims returned” hold on the item. This will stop any further overdue fines for 6 months and give both the library and the patron time to look thoroughly for the item. After 6 months, the patron will owe the cost of the item plus $5.00 processing fee. We no longer take other copies of the book in replacement because of different versions and cataloging records.
Each branch offers different types of classes during the month. No advance signup is necessary. There is no charge for the classes. Just show up 5-10 minutes before classes are scheduled. Check the calendar of events for time and date.
Computers are available for public use at all branch libraries. These computers have Microsoft software and internet access. To use a computer, you must be in good standing (no fines over $10 due or expired card). Enter your library card and your password. If you do not remember your password, you can reset it on the PINES catalog or ask the staff for a reset. Staff will not reset passwords over the telephone. Items can be printed for .15 each or .75 each for color.
The Sara Hightower Regional Library provides access to a variety of databases geared for the public library user. These can be accessed by computer anywhere as long as you have your PINES card. A link is on the main web page “databases and websites”. The benefit of using a database is that it provides you will current, reliable information and it’s always available. These databases supplement the GALILEO project which is funded by the state of Georgia. This project is a database of databases that provides a breadth and depth of current reliable information on a wide range of subjects. Many periodicals and magazines are full text. GALILEO requires a password that can be obtained in person at your local Georgia library branch. The password changes quarterly.
The library system belongs to a consortium of libraries across the state to provide digital book access for check to library patrons. The Georgia Download Destination can be accessed on the main webpage. You will need your library card to access books for download. “My help” can get you started. Materials check out just like your library books. You can develop book bags and holds lists for favorites.
The PINES network is Georgia’s public library automation and lending network for 252 libraries in 123 counties. With PINES, Georgians have a statewide “borderless library” that eliminates geographic and socio-economic barriers and provides equal access to information for all Georgians. Georgians will a PINES library card have access to materials beyond what is available at their local branch and enjoy a collection of 7.7 million books and materials that can be delivered to their home library free of charge.
Computer prints and copies are available for .15 each or .75 each for color. Faxes may be sent to the library at 706-777-2947. We charge .50 per page to pick them up. Faxes may be sent from the library for $1.00 each page. International faxes are $5.00 per page. We do not charge for the cover page.
Even though we are a small branch library, we do have large print reading materials. Movies shown at the library are shown as “closed captioned”. We will try to find volunteer interpreters for our other programs, if advance notice is given. Books can be delivered locally by special request. If qualified to receive books by mail by contacting the Northwest Georgia Talking Book Library at 706-236-4618. The NW Georgia Talking Book Library also provides digital books and a player for disabled eligible for the National Library Service program. Their offices are located upstairs at the Rome/Floyd County Library.
The Cave Spring branch is open Monday – Friday 12:00 noon – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 – 2:00. Movies are shown after closing on Saturday.
We are located at 17 Cedartown Street. This is the brick building beside Unity Bank downtown Cave Spring.
Access the PINES online catalog at www.cavespringlibrary.org. Go to My account. You will need your password. You can change your password and your user name. Library cards expire every two years so that we can keep accurate phone numbers and addresses on file. Please come by the library to update the information. At expiration, all fines accumulated will be due.
Cave Spring is represented by Dr. Margaret Davis.

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