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County Librarian
Mountain Valley Library System
Library Friends
Library Cards
Borrowing Privileges
Renewals & Returns
Meeting Room Policy

Requests and Holds
Reference
Public Computing
Internet Access Policy
Special Materials
Special Programs

The Yolo County Library

The Yolo County Library provides access for all to books, informational technology and other media to inform, entertain and inspire. The library system is comprised of the administrative and technical services departments, and seven branch libraries.

The Library was established in 1910. It operates under the general supervision of the Yolo County Board of Supervisors (http://www.yolocounty.org/org/BOS/board.html), which appoints the County Librarian and the County Library Advisory Board.

The Library is funded by property taxes, state funds, library fines and fees, and donations. Davis area voters approved a special tax in 1989 for additional services at the Davis Branch including Sunday hours.
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The Yolo County Librarian

Patty Wong is the County Librarian.   We are located at 226 Buckeye Street, Woodland, CA   95695.  We can be reached at (530) 666-8005 or FAX at (530) 666-8006.   Our hours of operation are from Monday to Friday at 8:00 am to 5:30 pm.
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Mountain Valley Library System

Yolo County has joined with other Northern California libraries to form the Mountain Valley Library System, which in turn has joined with the North Bay Cooperative System to promote resource sharing among its members. Our interlibrary loan system extends beyond MVLS and the North Bay Cooperative system to all of California and other states.
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Library Friends

There are Library Friends groups in each community served by the County Library. If you wish to join a Friends group, please contact your local library.
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Library Cards

When you apply for a Yolo County Library card, you need to present written verification of your present mailing address, preferably your driver's license. Children under age 18 need the signature of a parent or legal guardian on the application form. The library card gives you borrowing privileges at all Yolo County Library branches. Residents of California are eligible to obtain library cards from most public libraries in this state.
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Borrowing Privileges

Patrons may borrow books and audios for three weeks. Most other library materials circulate for one week. We remind you that public library property is jointly owned and, thus, to be shared. We urge you therefore, to treat library property with care and return it on time. THE LIBRARY CHARGES FINES FOR MATERIALS LOST, DAMAGED OR RETURNED LATE. Please see our current Fine and Fee Schedule

Renewals and Returns 

Most library books and materials may be renewed by telephone, via our online catalog or in person, except for those items on "hold". You may return library materials to any Yolo County Library branch. To renew materials online go to http://web-iii.yolocounty.org/ , click on the Enter Here button, then click on the My Account button located in the upper right hand corner of the screen. Type in your card number and user ID and click on the Login button. A listing of what you may have checked out, on hold or any delinquencies will display. To renew, select items and click the box to the left of the title and then click Renew Selected Items.
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Requests and Holds 

Holds can be placed online or at any branch on any circulating items owned by Yolo County Library. Our online catalog is located at http://web-iii.yolocounty.org/. Interlibrary loan requests can be made at any branch for items we don't own.
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Reference

Our staff will make every reasonable effort to help you find accurate information or an appropriate referral when you have a question. Telephone or go to your branch library for this service.
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Special Materials 

In addition to books, there are newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, large-print books, videos and audio tapes available to you. Special collections include the Beulah Hughes Geography Collection at Davis and the California Indian Library Collection at Esparto. We have a Spanish-language collection and books in several other languages, as well.
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Special Programs

Throughout the year, children's programs are conducted at the branches by the county children's services staff and volunteers. Teachers may arrange class visits and tours by contacting their branch library.
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Public Computing 

Every branch offers public access computers which are connected to the World Wide Web. Call or visit your branch for details.
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Yolo County Library Internet Access Policy

Yolo County Library offers the Internet to the public in keeping with its mission to provide access for all to books and other media to inform, entertain and inspire. Users of the Internet should be aware that the Internet is a global entity. Yolo County Library specifically disclaims any warranty as to the information's accuracy, authoritativeness, and timeliness. This library shall have no liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential damages related to the use of information. Some Internet sites contain information which one may find controversial or offensive. The library has no control over the information on the Internet, makes no attempt to censor the information and cannot be held responsible for its content. As is the case with other resources in the library's collection, any restriction of a child's access to the Internet is the responsibility of the parent or guardian.

ACCEPTABLE USE:

The Internet workstation must be used in a responsible manner. Users must respect the rights of others and take care with use of the equipment. Computer and Internet settings may not be changed. Additional software or files may not be installed or downloaded to any library computer.

The workstation cannot be used for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose, including any activities prohibited under any applicable federal, California, or local laws.

It is the user's responsibility to be aware of the display of any notices concerning the copyright of information on the Internet and to respect the copyright laws of the United States.

The County of Yolo is committed to providing an environment free from harassment. Users are not to display on screens and/or printers materials which may be reasonably construed to be obscene or objectionable by community standards.

Adopted by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors April 28, 1998
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Meeting Room Policy

The Stephens-Davis, West Sacramento (AFT), Winters and Esparto branches have meeting rooms that can be reserved for use. Please read our meeting room policy prior to booking these rooms.
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