Mabel C Fry Public Library FAQ's/Help

Questions

Answers

Am I eligible for a library card?

We offer free cards to all Canadian County residents and their children (Kindergarten and up).

The application process is done in person at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. A photo ID and proof of residency in Canadian County are needed to receive a free card. A drivers license, photo ID, utility bill, or any piece of first class mail with your name and address on it are acceptable forms of proof of residency.

Children will need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the application and decide if they are allowed to use our public access computers. Internet access for children under 18 is filtered and social media(Facebook, etc) is disabled.

Checking out books.

Patrons may check out 25 items per card. Items may be checked out for an initial term of two weeks and may be renewed up to two times, as long as there are no holds on that item. Patrons can renew items by coming into the library, calling us at 354 8232, texting us at 405-252-9288, or by accessing their account online via the online catalog.

How do I manage my account online?

We offer online account management through our website. Click on the "Online Catalog" button on the main website. Log in using the box in the upper right corner of the screen with your library card number without the P as your username and your last name as the password. You will be given the option to access your account to renew materials, place holds, and log into our databases.

What are the fines and fees?

Overdue fees are 0.10 cents per day per item with a maximum fine of $5 dollars per card. Patrons with fines of $5 dollars or more will be unable to check out materials, sign into our public computers, or access our online resources. To restore access, patrons must have a balance of under $5 dollars. Parents or legal guardians will be responsible for fines their children incur. Fines may be paid with cash or check only.

Patrons are responsible for the replacement of lost or damaged items. The replacement cost varies by item and is available by contacting the library. In addition to paying the replacement price, patrons may instead bring in a replacement copy of the same type and binding (paperback or hardback) so long as it is good condition.

How do I download eBooks? (Overdrive)

The Mabel C. Fry Public Library is proud to offer eBooks to our patrons through the Oklahoma Virtual Library. Click on the Overdrive link on the online catalog to get started.

Things you will need.

  • Library card number (without the P) is your login ID
  • PIN: Last Name.
  • For iOS and Android devices download the Libby, by Overdrive app from the app store.
  • For Kindle Fire and NOOK Touch you will need an active wifi connection.
  • For older Kindles and Nooks you will need computer access and a USB cable.
  • For Kindles, you will need your Amazon account information.

Click here to download a PDF getting started guide for the Libby app.

Other devices have specific requirements, for a list of compatible devices, as well as more in depth how to guides, click here to go to the virtual library support page.

How do I use RB Digital? (Audiobooks and Magazines)

In addition to our other resources, we also offer a selection of popular audiobooks available through RB Digital. These titles have unlimited simultaneous check outs, so there is no waiting for titles to be available. Click on the RB Digital link to get started.

More Information about RB Digital

Downloadable RB DigitalHelp Guide

Are there other free eBooks?

Yes, there are many titles that are in the public domain and are available for free through either Guttenberg(eBook) or LibriVox(audiobook). Both of these resources can also be located on the "Online Catalog" page.

What other online resources are available?

By clicking on either the "Online Catalog" or "Online Databases" link you can view the other resources that we provide free of charge to our patrons.

These resources include:

  • Educational Resources: SAT,ACT,GRE,GED, practice tests, study guides, college guides, scholarship guides etc.
  • Career Resources: Firefighter and Law Enforcement tests and study guides, resume builders, interview tips, etc.
  • EBSCO Host: Articles from hundreds of magazines and journals, all in one place.
  • Legal Forms: Online library of legal forms that can be downloaded and printed.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library: Access to reference materials on a wide variety of topics, great for reports or research papers.
Are there public access computers available?

Yes. We have 9 computers that are available on a first come first served basis. Patrons will sign into the computers with their card number as their login ID and their last name as their password. If you do not have a card you can pick up a guest pass at the front desk. To get a guest pass, you must be at least 18 years old.

Patrons are limited to one hour on the computers, unless there is no waiting list in which case time will be automatically extended.

Printing is available for .25 cents per page, black and white only.

Do you have WiFi?

Free WiFi is available at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. However we do not have the ability to print from a WiFi device.

What other services do you offer?

In addition to those listed above, we also provide the following services.

  • Copies. Black and White only, .25 cents per page.
  • Fax. Outgoing only, $1 dollar per page, we provide a free cover sheet which must be filled out.
  • Reference. All staff are available to answer your questions and help you find the materials you need, just ask.
  • Meeting Rooms. We have two meeting rooms that are available for nonprofit groups. Rooms must be reserved ahead of time. Contact the circulation desk for more information. Rooms are NOT available for social events, such as parties or bridal/baby showers.
  • Homebound Delivery. Library patrons who are unable to travel to the library are eligible for our homebound delivery service. For more information, contact Shawna by emailing her at [email protected] or calling the library at 405-354-8232.
  • Interlibrary Loan. If you are in search of a book that we do not have in our collection we may be able to borrow it from another library using the interlibrary loan system. Inquire at the circulation desk for more information.
How do I get started with Zinio?

Getting Started with Zinio

  • Full digital copies of your favorite magazines 
  • View magazines on your computer or mobile device.
  • Unlimited access to our entire collection.
  • Click here to view the User Guide.

To view your library's Zinio collection: 

  1. New users – click ‘Create Account’ and enter your information. Returning users - Enter the information requested and click 'Log In'. 
  2. Click on the magazine you would like to view. 
  3. You will be asked to create a free Zinio account or log in if you have an existing Zinio account. Note: please use the same email address for both accounts.
  4. Click the 'Return to Library Collection' tab on your browser to return to your library’s collection page.
  5. To view your magazines via a Zinio app, use your Zinio account email address and password to log in.

Zinio magazines may be read on a wide variety of apps available for many mobile devices. Click on the device that best suits your needs to download your free app now: PCMaciPhoneiPadAndroidKindle Fire and Blackberry Playbook.

What is Zinio for Libraries? (Digital Magazines)

Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest digital library newsstand, offers full-color, interactive digital magazines. Browse from your library's collection of popular titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limit to the number of magazines you can download.

Our library, in partnership with Recorded Books, offers access to over 240 digital magazine titles. These titles can be viewed on your computer or downloaded to your mobile device. There is no checkout period or limit on how many you can check out. The titles that are downloaded to your device are available offline as well. Back issues are available depending on title.  For information on how to get started reading your digital magazines today, click HERE

For access to FAQ in a Word document click here Zinio for Libraries FAQ