MAY 2021 – Library Card Online Holds Service Feature
Did you know that you can access your SFL library card account from the comfort of your home? Using the barcode number on your library card, you can sign in to our online catalog. From there, you can place holds on titles in our collection and renew eligible items that you already have checked out.
- Go to the Stonington Free Library catalog page.
- Look in the top right corner of the screen and click Log In.
- In the box for “Library Card Number or EZ Username” enter the 14-digit number on your library card (no spaces).
- In the box for “PIN or EZ Password” enter the PIN that you created when you signed up for your library card.
- Don’t have a PIN or can’t remember? Call 860-535-0658 and we can help.
- Click “Log In.”
- Now, in the top right corner of the screen you will see your name.
- Click on your name to see what items you have checked out, what items you have placed on hold, and more.
- In the “Loans” section of your account, click on “Renew” to the right of the item’s title.
To place a hold
- Type in the search bar to find an item.
- Click on the title.
- Click the orange “Place Hold” button.
- Click the blue “Submit Hold” button.
- SFL staff will call or email you when your item is ready to be picked up!
APRIL 2021 – SEED LIBRARY
The SFL Seed Library opened for the season on March 16. The Seed Library is organized by URI Master Gardener Noreen Kepple and SFL staff member Ivy Hope Burns. It will be set up on a table inside the library, near the front desk. Community members are welcome to select from a variety of vegetable and flower seeds. The seeds are donated by various companies and are available while supplies last. This year, we ask that patrons thoroughly sanitize their hands before browsing the seed packets. If you prefer to receive seeds in a no-contact manner, call or email the library to request seeds via curbside pick up or postal mail.
The Seed Library is a service we are happy to offer as a way to help community members grow their own gardens at home. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Past Articles about the Seed Library
Here is an article by Noreen Kepple from 2017
Belinda mentions the seed library:
APRIL 2021 PUBLIC COMPUTERS
We have several laptops available for patrons to use in the library building. Computer access is free and open to the public. All you need to do is request a laptop at the front desk. Bring the laptop to one of the library tables on the main level. To keep everyone safe, masks and social distancing are required in the building at all times.
Computers are available for 30-minute sessions. If no one is waiting, you may extend your session. When you are finished, leave the laptop on the table. Alert a staff member that the laptop is ready to be disinfected for the next patron.
You can also use your own device to access our WiFi free of charge at any time. You can print from your own phone, tablet, or laptop for $.25 per page when the library is open.