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Meeting Room

The Library has two meeting rooms that are available for public and personal use.  The divider can be removed to accommodate large parties.  There is no charge for non-profit organizations.  A fee of $50.00 will be charged for profit organizations and for personal/social events.   There will also be a $100.00 refundable cleaning/damage fee.  Please review the Meeting Room Policy for more information.  The rooms must be booked in advanced. Please fill out the form below or call the Library at (208) 324-5427.  If you have not previously used the meeting rooms before, please fill out an application and bring with you when you pick up a 

Meeting Room Request

Circulation

Library Patrons can check out books, books on CD, periodicals, DVD's, CD's, VHS, Playaways, eAudios and Kits. Books and Books on CD are for 3 weeks and all other material is for 1 week. Material can be returned at the front desk or in the book drop located by the front entrance. Patrons must have a library card to check out material.

Library Cards

Cards are available to all city residents.  Cards are available for rural residents also.  More Information
Late Fees

Cards are available to all city residents.  Cards are available for rural residents also.  More Information

Late Fees

$0.15 per day, per item for books, books on CD, and magazines.  $0.25 per day, per item on DVD's, CD's, and VHS.

To Renew Material

You may call the Automated Renewal System by calling the Library at (208) 324-5427, then press 2, or press 3 to speak with a staff member.  You may also renew materials via our online catalog.  You will need your library card number and pin to renew online.  

Notary Public

The library has a notary public.  Please bring a photo ID and any unsigned documents.  There is no fee for this service.

 

Computers

We have 12 adult, 6 teen, 5 children, 4 homework/job searching, and 2 temporary computers available.  All computers are filtered and have access to the internet and word processing.  Patrons must have their library card to use the computers. Adult patrons have 60 minutes per session.  As long as no one is waiting for a computer, adults may extend their time in 15 minute increments.  Guests, those who do not have a library card, can use a temporary computer for 30 minutes.  Please see our Computer Policy.

 

Interlibrary Loan 

What is Interlibrary Loan (ILL)?

Interlibrary loan is a transaction in which the Jerome Public Library borrows materials directly from another library on behalf of a patron.  Printable Flyer

What can be borrowed?

Books, audio books, CDs, photocopies of magazine articles, etc. Some libraries will also lend videos and DVDs.

What information is needed to make a request?

Your name and telephone number, author, title, and ISBN if possible, a librarian can also assist you with the ISBN.

How long does it take to receive the item?

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and generally will be available within three weeks.  We cannot, however, guarantee that we will be able to find the item you want or guarantee a delivery date.

How much does it cost?

There is no charge for an interlibrary loan. However, a $1 donation is greatly appreciated for postage.  

What else do I need to know?

You may request 2 items a month.

You must use your own library card.

Your card must be free of fines and overdue items.

Check-out time is 2 weeks with no renewals.

Libraries won’t lend items that were published less than six months ago.  

Request an Interlibrary Loan online

Make a Book Purchase Recommendation

 

Audiobooks

Recorded Books has developed its own platform to download eAudiobooks.  If you have a library card, use the above link to set up a new account on their website. This is a free service to all Jerome Public Library card holders.

 

Lili Database

Lili Database

 

Meeting Rooms

The Library has two meeting rooms available for public use.  The rooms must be booked in advance.  To book a room and for more information please go to the Meeting Room page.

 

More Information

Friends of the Library

Rosetta Stone


Educational Tours

The Library offers school tours.  Please call 324-5427, to schedule a time.

Readers Advisory

All staff can assist patrons with selecting and recommending material.

Volunteer

The Library greatly appreciates all of the volunteers.  We are always in search of someone who wishes to donate their time.  Please stop by and speak with the library staff about volunteering.

Volunteers are needed at the library! Typical ongoing volunteer jobs include:

  • Shelving books
  • Mending  books
  • Helping prepare for programming events
  • Stamping books
  • Laminating softback books
  • Cleaning books
  • and other tasks as assigned

 

Donations

The Jerome Public Library welcomes gifts of library materials, money for real property. These gifts help enrich and improve public library resources.

Book/CD/Magazine Donations

  • We appreciate your donations! Books/CDs will be considered for addition to the library's collections, but if we cannot add your books, they will be placed in our Friends of the Library bookstore or sold in the bi- annual book sale to raise money for the library. Used books in good condition are accepted year round. 

Gifts

  • Memorial books or other library materials may be donated in honor of a friend or relative, and are marked with a special bookplate.
  • The library may or may not accept donations of specialized collections. 
  • All gifts or donations are tax deductible and the library will furnish a statement for tax purposes, but does not place a financial value on used items. 
  • No gifts are accepted unless given to the library without restriction. 

 

We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.  ~John Lubbock