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Materials, Loan Periods & Fees

Reference materials, current magazines, and newspapers are not checked out. Loan Period Item Limit
Overdue Fee Per Day
Maximum Fee
Books, Magazines, Puppets, Cake Pans, Playaway Views 3 weeks None
$0.15
$10.00 or cost
Audiobooks, CD Music 3 weeks 10 $0.15 $10.00 or cost
Kindles 3 weeks 1 $5.00 $25.00 or cost
Non-fiction DVDs, TV series on DVD 3 weeks 5 $0.15 $10.00 or cost
Fiction DVDs, Blu-Rays 1 week 5 $0.15 $10.00 or cost
Video Games & Launchpads 1 week 2 $0.15 $10.00 or cost
iPads (available for use inside the library only) 4 hours 1 $10 per hour $20.00 or cost
Book Club Kits 4-8 weeks 1 $1.50 $150.00 or cost
Downloadable Audiobooks, Downloadable e-Books 2 weeks 3 n/a n/a
Downloadable Magazines n/a None n/a n/a

Equipment Available for Use in the Library

The following equipment is available for in-house use at the library. If you have questions about the equipment, call 278-3945 or stop by one of our service desks.

Equipment Description
Computers To log in to a computer, patrons must have a current Urbandale Public Library card. Guest passes are available for out-of-state visitors.
Fax Machine The following faxing fees apply: local or long distance: $1.00 per page to send or receive; overseas: $5.00 first page; $1.00 per page thereafter.
LCD Projector LCD projectors are mounted in meeting rooms A and B. Patrons must be 18 years or older and have an Urbandale Public Library card to reserve and use this equipment.
Listening Stations Four listening stations are available in the library for listening to audio books or music on CD.
Low Vision Viewer Please inquire at any service desk to use this equipment.
Magnifying Bar & Page Please inquire at any service desk to use this equipment.
Microfilm/fiche Reader This equipment is located in the reference section of the library and it does not have the ability to print.
Opaque Projector This piece of equipment is an enlarger. This projector can be reserved by stopping by any service desk or calling 278-3945.
Photocopy Machines These machines are coin operated and all copies are 10¢ per page. The photocopy machine in the reference department has color copy capabilities. Color copies are 50¢ per page. All copy machines are self serve.
Printers A black and white laser printer and a color laser printer are available for the public to print documents from the library computers. Fees include $.10 per page for black and white copies and $.50 per page for color copies.
Scanner Two flatbed scanners are available for self-serve use in the reference department. Another scanner is available in the Digital Media Lab and allows for scanning of slides and negatives.
Viewing Stations You may view BluRays or DVDs at the viewing stations. Cable TV can be viewed on the youth services viewing stations only. Viewing stations are available on a first come first served basis.
Wheelchair A wheelchair is available for use in the library. Please ask at any service desk if you would like to use the wheelchair.

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