About Us

Our Mission
The mission of the Old Town Public Library is to maintain and improve the quality of life for all citizens of our community by providing resources and programs that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment in the most efficient manner possible. We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries. The Old Town Public Library is dedicated to making the City of Old Town a rewarding, attractive and pleasant place in which to live, visit and work. 
 

 Who May Borrow

  • All Old Town Residents.
  • Old Town taxpayers.
  • City of Old Town employees.
  • Students attending schools in Old Town.
  • Milford Residents with free voucher from Milford Town office.
  • Penobscot Nation residents with free voucher from the Education Department.
  • Non-residents
    • $20 - 6 months
    • $40 - 1 year

What you need to obtain a card

  • Driver’s License or official photo ID.
  • Current proof of residence.
  • Students - school ID.
  • Children 5-17 parent or guardian signature with ID.
  • Milford & Penobscot Nation Residents - voucher.

 Teacher/Homeschool Cards

Teachers and Homeschool parents may check out materials for six weeks. New Arrivals, videos and music CDs check out for their normal circulation period.

 Non-Resident Card Fees

Non-resident cards are good for the entire family that resides at the application card address.
  • 6 month card - $20.00
  • 1 year card - $40.00

 Circulation

  • Books - 3 weeks
  • Audio books - 3 weeks
  • DVD, VHS or Music CDs - 3 weeks
  • Interlibrary Loan - 3 weeks
Amount you may check out
  • 30 materials total may be checked out on an account.
  • 8 DVDs and 15 Music CDs per account.

 Denial of Privileges

Any patron whose account has fines or fees over $5.00 will be restricted from checking out additional materials until the fines have been paid or a payment plan has been agreed upon.

Use of the library may be denied for due cause, such as loss of books or other materials, destruction of library property, and/or objectionable conduct.

 Renewals

All items may be renewed in person, by phone or online; unless a reserve has been placed by another user. You may have up to 2 renewals on the items except for ILLs which are 1 renewal.

 Material Fees and Fines

Overdue Fines
  • Books - $.10 cents a day
  • DVDs/VHS - $1.00 a day
  • Audio books  - $1.00 a day
  • Music CDs - $1.00 a day
  • Library of Things - $1.00 a day
 
Replacement Fees
The replacement cost is based on the price of the material at the time of purchase. A patron may pay for a lost item, but if it is returned within 30 days a refund may be issued. After 30 days no refund will be issued.
 
Replacement Card
If you need to have your library card replaced, the replacement fee is $2.00.
 
Replacement Material Cases
If you have lost or damaged a case for an audio, DVD or VHS, the replacement fee is $3.00.
 
Printing and Copying Fees
  • Black and white - $.10 cents per page
  • Color - $.50 cents per page

 

Faxing Fees
  • Local - $1 per page
  • Long distance - $2 per page