To Get a Library Card, patrons should bring to the Library in
A Driver's License/photo ID with a
LOCAL address on it
-- OR --
A Driver's License/photo ID AND a piece of mail or
other PROOF of local address.
Northern Waters Library Service (NWLS) Library patrons may have up to 20
holds at a time on their record.
Patrons are notified when items are ready to be picked up by
the NWLS automatic notification system. For Hayward Library patrons:
If there is a phone number on record, the system will contact the patron by
phone. If there is an email on record, the patron will be contacted
by email. If there is neither a phone nor an email on the record, the
patron will be contacted by snail mail.
Ready for pick up items are held for 7 days before they automatically
clear in the computer system and the items are sent on to the next
hold/back to the owning library.
Adults may check out up to 50 items,
including 3 DVDs and 5 videos.
Youth (Ages 6-17) may check out up to 10 items, but may not check out
Books, Magazines, etc. are checked out for 3 weeks
Movies are checked out for 1 week.
Note: Seasonal and high demands items may have shorter loan
Overdue Fine Policy
When returned overdue:
Fines for magazines, books, audiobooks and music are 25 cents a day per item.
Fines for movies are $1.00 per day per iteme.
Check an Item's Due Date:
To find out when your items are due, refer to your checkout receipt,
call the library or check your library patron record online with the
Merlin Card Catalog System.
A copy machine is available by the
front window near the circulation desk at the library. Copies
are 20 cents per page per side.
Faxes are $1.00 per page when
sending or receiving faxes. When receiving a fax at the library,
please have the sender include your name and a contact phone number so we
can notify you when the fax is received. The library's fax number is
listed on our Contact Us page.
Patron Computer and Printing Information:
11 patron computers are available
for use at the library. Each patron is able to use
our computers for two half hour sessions a day. The two sessions are
back to back (consectutive) if no other patrons are waiting for
computers. If patrons do not have a NWLS library card, the patron
can bring their ID to the circulation desk for a temporary computer
log on & password. No temporary passwords are issued to patrons
under 18 without approval by the parent/guardian.
Computer prints are 20 cents per
Printing Instructions: To print, patrons will name
the file they wish to print. Tip: Do a print preview before
printing. 2 sided copies are now available by choosing the "Printer at
Circ Desk Duplex" printer. Then, patrons pay for prints at the
middle PHAROS Registration and Printing Computer using the guest log on
feature. Finally, patron pick up prints from the printer at the
Wi-Fi is also available at the
NEW! Laptop computers users may now
also print through our PHAROS Registration and
Printing Computer by downloading and installing the
Hayward Printer Driver or the
Hayward Printer Driver for 64 bit
computers onto their computer. Note: These printer drivers
will not work for Macs. NWLS Techs are aware of this need and
are working towards future fixes. Once the printer is
installed on your laptop, just follow the printing instructions
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