We offer two study rooms which may be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis for two hours. Each room holds up to 5 people. Not-for-profit groups may reserve the meeting room by filling out a meeting room application and complying with the meeting room policies and rules of conduct. For further information, call the library at 624-6067.
Library Display Space Available
As a community gathering spot, we offer display space to showcase artwork, photographs, special collections, and other memorabilia. The display space is available free of charge in four-week time slots. Individuals and community groups are welcome to reserve the space by contacting the library at 624-6067.
For the benefit of our patrons, we have a networked Xerox Work Center 7120 copier/printer which makes standard and legal size copies and prints in black and white or color. It can also enlarge and reduce images, and scan documents to a jumpdrive. Black and white prints or copies are 20 cents per page; color prints or copies are $1.00 per page. The library observes all laws and regulations pertaining to copyright. Patrons using our equipment are responsible for any infringements of copyright laws.
In addition to our Xerox copier and printer, we offer wireless printing for patrons with laptops and mobile devices. Our wireless HP printer is capable of black and white and color print-outs, priced at 20 cents per page and $1.00 per page, respectively.
Free High-Speed WiFi
High-speed wireless internet access is available to patrons who bring in their laptops or mobile devices. Our wifi speed consistently clocks in at 10+ Mbps for downloads and 10+ Mbps for uploads, making it a breeze to work, study, stream content, and download files at the library.
We offer a variety of computer services, including internet access, printing, and Microsoft Office applications. Whether you want to send email, work on your resume, or browse the web, you are welcome to use one of our ten patron computers. High speed wireless internet access is available throughout the public areas of our building.
Patrons are requested to use headphones when accessing websites with sound. Patrons can provide their own headphones or purchase a pair for $1.00.
Fax services are available for $1.00 per page, with a maximum of $5.00, whether sending or receiving a fax. Our staff will fax the documents from the library's fax machine. Outgoing faxes will be sent as expeditiously as possible, depending on availability of staff. Incoming faxes should be sent to (585) 624-4255. Patrons expecting a fax must notify library staff at (585) 624-6067 of its transmission and call to see if it has been received. The library accepts no responsibility for missing pages, bad transmissions, or incomplete patron identification.
Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our book drop in the library entranceway allows you to return any Monroe County Library System (MCLS) item at your convenience. We also have a book drop for MCLS items in the hamlet of Mendon, located inside Mendon Meadows Mall. It is checked during the week, but not on an everyday basis. If materials have an overdue fine, you can pay the next time you are in the library.
E-readers for Loan
We have 10 Kindle Fires available for three-week loan to patrons at least 18 years old who have a valid driver's license. Each Kindle features different book and movie titles. Made possible by a generous donation from the May K. Houck Foundation.
Do you need a last minute gift or looking to support local vendors? Our Junior Friends of the Mendon Public Library (a group of dedicated teens) set up a book store with excellent quality books, postcards, tote bags and a variety of items. The store is open during library hours, with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Mendon Public Library. Gift certificates are available for use at the store or one of our book sales.
Patrons needing assistance moving around the library can use our walker/wheelchair, conveniently located by the front door. This item is a memorial gift that honors the life of local resident, Rosemary MacDougall.
Optical Magnifier and Large Print Materials
Through the generosity of the Thiem Charitable Foundation, we own a Clearview optical magnifier for use by our low-vision patrons. It has a smooth-riding table which can accommodate books, magazines and photos; wrist rests; and pencil holders. Controls include instant focus, one touch zoom, position locator, as well as photo, reading, and reverse reading modes.
We have devoted a substantial proportion of our collection to large print books. We also maintain a collection of books on tape and compact disc for patrons preferring this format.
Rotating Collections and Shut-In Services
We partner with Pinehurst Senior Living Center and Totiakton Housing in providing rotating large print collections for the residents to enjoy. We also offer a shut-in library card for patrons unable to come to the library. Call the library for more details.
The New York State Library offers services for people with a learning disability, visual limitation or physical disability. Call the New York State Talking Book & Braille Library at (800)342-3688 for more information.
During January through April, we have many tax forms available for free. We also have schedules and other forms in the library available for photocopying at 20 cents a page. We provide free internet access to obtain forms directly from the U.S. Dept. of Internal Revenue and the New York State Dept. of Taxation. While we provide tax forms through our services, the staff at the library is not able to give tax advice.