The following formats of information are available: books, magazines, newspapers, audio tapes & cds, video tapes, DVDs, music cassettes and cds, computer software, historical photographs and maps, microfilm, CD-ROMs, electronic databases, and internet.
VIDEOTAPES AND DVDs
The library’s objective is to develop and maintain a videocassette and DVD collection to serve the diverse informational, educational, cultural and recreational needs of the community. Criteria used in selecting videos will be the quality of reviews; the selector’s knowledge of the video in question; the price of the materials; whether or not the subject matter is one that would be enhanced by a video format; and whether or not there have been patron requests for a video.
Materials are evaluated and acquired in accordance with theLibrary’s selection criteria. Items are selected using standard reviewing materials, catalogs of distributors and patron requests. Gifts are added to the collection in accordance with the general selection policy.
TheLibrarywill provide newspapers representing local, state, regional, and national coverage
AUDIO & MUSIC TAPES AND CDs
TheLibrary will provide books on tape and compact disc, both abridged and unabridged, selected according to same manner as print.
The Library will provide the following; Word processing, Graphics, Spreadsheet and Database programs for use on the public access computers.
Primary sources of local community newspapers will be maintained on microfilm.
The Library will provide selected information not readily available in other formats, mainly local history.
The Library will provide historical photos of Lincoln County local communities.
The Library will maintain a diverse selection both of informational and entertainment magazines for the communities served.
A website providing library information and card catalog will be maintained and managed by the library.