Using the Library

Getting a library card

Request an Interlibrary Loan


You may send a fax from the library. Cost of Faxing is 75 cents per page. Cover sheet required.


You may copy materials at the library. Cost of copying is 25 cents per page or 5 pages for $1.00 .

Patron Computer Access:

We have two computers available for patrons to use in 30 minute blocks. If no one is waiting to use the computer longer access is allowed.

Wireless Internet Access:

Free wireless Internet access is available at the Josiah Carpenter Library.  You don’t need a cable or a phone jack, just turn on your wireless device and access the Internet.

You will need a laptop, or other wireless device, that conforms to Wi-Fi. Library staff is not able to provide technical assistance and no guarantee can be made that you will be able to make a wireless connection.

We have tried to make wireless access as available as possible on the main floor of the library, but you may encounter some “dead spots” where wireless reception may be limited.  If you have trouble accessing the Internet please move to a different location within the library.

The wireless Internet access that we offer is open and unfiltered, and the library has no control over information available over the Internet.  Open Wi-Fi connections can be intercepted by others, who could be untrustworthy.  The Library assumes no responsibility for the safety of equipment and security of data resulting from connection to the Library’s wireless access.

The Josiah Carpenter Library’s Internet Usage Policy applies to all Internet access including Wi-Fi. You will need to ask the librarian for the password to log on to our wireless network and agree to the Internet Usage Policy.