To borrow materials from Seymour Library, you must have a valid Seymour Library or Finger Lakes Library System card. You must have your card with you to borrow materials, and your account must be in good standing.

Loan periods, limits and returns

Books may be borrowed for 21 days, with two renewals.

Magazines may be borrowed for 14 days, with one renewal.

Feature films on DVD may be borrowed for seven days, with two renewals. Nonfiction DVDs (documentaries and instructional movies, for the most part) and television series on DVD may be borrowed for 21 days, with two renewals. Patrons may borrow up to five DVDs at one time.

Audiobooks may be borrowed for 21 days, with two renewals. Patrons may borrow up to five audiobooks at one time.

The library maintains a small collection of Civil Service test booklets that are  shelved behind the Main Desk and that are available only through holds or by request. Only one test booklet per title, and two test booklets per patron, may be borrowed at one time from this collection, and only for 14 days. An overdue fine of $5 per day is charged for these booklets. A larger number of Civil Service test booklets are shelved along with nonfiction titles and may be checked
out like any nonfiction book, with a 21-day, two-renewal borrowing period and a 15-cent per day overdue fine. If you have any questions about which type of booklet you are borrowing, just ask a staff member.

Most items will automatically renew. If an item that you have borrowed does not renew, contact us.

Borrowed items may be returned to the library’s book return when the library is closed, to the library during our hours of operation, or any member library of the Finger Lakes Library System.

Placing a hold

You can place a hold on an item to have it picked up at Seymour Library. To place a hold on an item, call the library, ask a staff member or place a hold online.

Interlibrary loan

If the item you are looking for is not owned by the Finger Lakes Library System, it may be possible to get it from another library system through the library’s Interlibrary loan service. Please ask a staff member for help or choose the “Click here to expand search to WorldCat for (ILL)” when searching the catalog.

Requesting materials

You may request materials for purchase that are not available through the Finger Lakes Library System or Interlibrary loan at the library or online.

Fines & Fees

We know that accidents happen. Please be aware that:

Fines will accrue on your account at a rate of $0.15 per day for books, magazines, audiobooks and other materials (library tools and tablets), $1 per day for DVDs and $5 per day for the telescope and Civil Service test booklets.

If you owe more than $5 in fines, you may not check out materials or use the library’s public access computers.

If you lose or damage an item, you will be charged a $10 processing fee for books and other materials, $2 for magazines in addition to the replacement cost of the item.

Fines may be paid online or at the library.