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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 our Online Catalog.
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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 or online. 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. If you are doing it online you will need to upload a picture of your photo ID, and proof of address.
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.
Patrons may check out 25 items per card. Items may be checked out for an initial term of two weeks and will be automatically 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.
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.
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. check, or credit card with a 6% service charge.
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.
The Mabel C. Fry Public Library uses a third party collection agency Unique Management to secure unreturned materials and outstanding charges from customers who have not responded to notices. Accounts with items 45 days overdue and owing $50 or more in charges are turned over for collection, A $10 processing fee is added to any account submitted for collection.
The Mabel C. Fry Public Library is proud to offer eBooks to our patrons through the Oklahoma Virtual Library. View the Overdrive website on the online catalog to get started.
Things you will need:
View the Libby Guide (PDF) to get the starter guide for the Libby app. Visit the Libby help page.
Other devices have specific requirements, for a list of compatible devices, as well as more in-depth how-to guides visit the Overdrive Help Center.
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:
Yes. We have public access 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.
Each patron is 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.
Free WiFi is available at the Mabel C. Fry Public Library. It is also available 24/7 outside the library on our property.
In addition to those listed, we also provide the following services:
Yes, there are some changes to library services:
We currently have three resources from Brainfuse. They are: