Services

Proctoring Tests

IVPL will be happy to proctor your distance-learning or online courses when exam time comes.

The fee for proctoring, effective this month, is $25 per test. Call the Reference Desk to schedule, 215-723-9109.

Internet Use: Acceptable Use Policy

Indian Valley Public Library will provide public access to the Internet as part of its reference information services. Users need to be aware that not all sources on the Internet provide accurate, complete or current information. Some material may be controversial or offensive in nature. The library is unable to screen or censor internet access and cannot be held responsible for any material found on the Internet or damages resulting from use of this service.

The library requires responsible use of its Internet service.

1. Hardware and software may not be modified, abused or destroyed.

2. The system may not be used to retrieve or use sexually explicit material as defined in Title 18 PaCS 5903, or violent material.

3. Materials found on the Internet must be used in accordance with copyright laws.

The library reserves the right to ask any user to relinquish the use of the system at any time. When Internet use is heavy, playing games online may be limited.

Approved by the IVPL Board of Trustees: December 19, 1992

Reviewed and amended: October 14, 1999

Reviewed and amended: September 15, 2005

Help

Place an Item on Hold

If an item that you are interested in borrowing is currently out, you can reserve the next

***Please note: You will be charged $.50 per item that you place on hold.***

  1. Search for the item.  If the item is currently out (i.e., there is a date in the Status and Due Date fields), click the Request Item button.

  2. Enter the 14-digit barcode number from the back of your library card (do not include spaces) and click Login.

  3. A Request Confirmation page appears.  You can type more information in the Comment field, or just click Request.

The hold will be placed in the system, and the library will call you when the book is available.

Renew Items

  1. Under Services.

     

  2. Click the Your Account tab.

  3. Enter the 14-digit barcode number from the back of your library card (do not include spaces) and click Login.

  4. Click the Items Out link. A list of the items you have checked out appears.

  5. To renew an item, click the checkbox to the left of the title.  You can select several items to renew at one time.  You can also select all of the items by clicking the checkbox at the top of the window.

  6. After selecting all of the items you want to renew, click the Renew button.

The due date will be updated.

**You cannot renew items that are overdue, or that require a fee (e.g., dvds, audiobooks, rental books, etc.).

Access the POWER Library

  1. Under Find It.

  2. Click the Databases link.

  3. Enter the 14-digit barcode number from the back of your library card (do not include spaces), and click Login.

  4. Click the PA POWER Library link.

POWER Library databases are arranged by subject.  Click a link under a subject heading to begin your search.

Exhibits, Displays and Bulletin Boards

It is part of the library’s function to provide access to intellectual and cultural  resources to the community.  Thus, the Indian Valley Public Library welcomes  community groups, organizations and individuals to use the various display areas  and the public bulletin board of the library.  Space is provided for items of an  educational, cultural, civic, or recreational nature, rather than for commercial or  political purposes.

The bulletin board is a community service to publicize local groups, meetings,  cultural events, non-partisan political events, fund-raising events for non-profit  organizations, educational opportunities, or other services that are of a non-profit,  non-self-promoting nature.

Educational or instructional opportunities may be posted, regardless of whether  they are of a for-profit or non-profit nature.

Personal ads, campaign literature, baby-sitting, and garage sales are not posted.

Items may be rejected for lack of space.

Space on the bulletin board is also reserved for Souderton Area School District  information.

The date items are received will be stamped ”Posted” (by the Reference Librarian) and the items will be removed after one month or when timeliness has ceased.

Exhibits in the library are seen by anyone who walks into the building - both  children and adults who may have various degrees of sophistication.  Exhibits  must therefore meet what is generally known as “a standard acceptable to the  community”.

Applications for exhibits will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The library  shall have the final decision on the content and arrangement of all exhibits.  Every  item must meet the library’s standard of value and quality. The library reserves  the right to reject all and/or any part of an exhibit or to change the manner of  display.

Advertising by profit-making concerns (for other than lessons and instruction),  religious tracts, or partisan political materials may not be posted, displayed or  exhibited in the library.

All publicity materials relating to exhibits shall be submitted for approval by the  library.

Areas available to the public for display include the two exhibit cases, the walls of  the front hallways, and special display tables.  A coalition of local artists arranges  for hallway exhibits.

It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to set up and remove the exhibit.  Exhibits  will normally be scheduled for a period of one calendar month.  Exceptions must  be approved by the library director.

The library assumes no responsibility for either damage to or the preservation ,  protection, or theft of any item displayed or exhibited, as per insurance carrier.   All items placed in the library are done at the owner’s risk.

All exhibitors are required to sign a form which releases the library from any  responsibility for exhibited items.  (See form below).

All exhibitors are required to sign the following form which releases the library from any responsibility for exhibited items. 

Approved by the IVPL Board of Trustees: April 14, 1993
Reviewed and Amended: October 14, 1999

Exhibit Release

I/we the undersigned, hereby lend the following works of art or other material to the Indian Valley Public Library for exhibit purposes only.  In consideration for the privilege of exhibiting them in the library, I/we hereby release said library from responsibility for damage to or the loss and/or destruction of these materials or any part thereof while they are in the possession of the library.

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