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Meeting Rooms

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 and submit an application prior to your event.  You may submit a meeting room request.  You will be notified if the room is available for the requested date.   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

Books, books on CD and magazines have a 3 week loan period.  These items have a late fee of $0.15 per item, per day.  

DVDs and CDs have a loan period of 1 week.  These items have a late fee $0.25 per item, per day.

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 online via our online catalog using your library card number and pin.  

Placing a Hold

Jerome Public Library is part the LIBRI consortium along with the Burley Public and DeMary Memorial Libraries.  If the Jerome Library does not have the item you find in our catalog, you may place a hold on that item and recieve it within a week  To place a hold, you may call the Library at (208) 324-5427, then press 3 to speak with a staff member.  You may also place a hold for materials online via our online catalog using your library card number and pin.  

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, 4 teen, 6 student, 5 children, and 2 guest 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 account, can use a temporary computer for 60 minutes per day.  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.   More Information

What can be borrowed?

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

 

More Information

Friends of the Library - Become a member today

Rosetta Stone - This program is available for in-house use to anyone.

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.

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