Patrons must fill out an information card at the desk to begin borrowing materials form the library.  They will then be issued a library card.

Children will need a parent/guardian to sign the library card application. A parent or guardian must accept responsibility for juvenile patrons.

The library shall be notified of any change in a patron’s address of telephone number.


Books, new books, audio books, cassettes, and CD’s are lent out for three weeks while DVD’s are lent for one week.

Patrons are expected to respect this arrangement, particularly if the book is a popular one with a waiting list.


DVDs are loaned out for 7 days; five may be taken out at one time.  Patrons must be at least 18 years old to sign out tapes.  Patrons may return them in the book deposit box when the library is closed.


Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library is fine free. There are no fees for overdue materials borrowed from our library.  If late materials are borrowed from a library that has a fine policy and returned to our library, a charge will be applied.

Lost and Damaged Materials

Patrons are  expected to pay for lost or damaged materials. You will first be notified by the library of a lost item. If the library isn’t compensated, a bill will be sent and and a block will be put on your account until the item is paid for or replaced.

Inter-library Loan

Books not available in the Tappan-Spaulding Memorial Library may be requested from other libraries in the Finger Lakes Library System.  These requests usually take one to two weeks to fill.

Library Behavior

Students are expected to study, research, or read in an orderly manner with minimum noise and activity.  Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult.  Any behavior that is disruptive to the library use is prohibited.


Internet Safety Policy


Open Meetings Policy

Confidentiality of Library Records

Sexual Harassment Policy

Conflict of interest policy

Purchasing Policy

Social Media Policy

Library Materials Challenge Policy

Disaster Policy