Services

 

Meeting Rooms

**As of June 1, 2020, the Community Room is closed until further notice. Thank you.**

Fax/Scan

  • Fax/Scan service is outgoing only. We are unable to receive documents due to limitations of our phone service. 

  • The fee for Faxing is $1.00 per page, excluding the cover page. Payment should be made at the time of the request. 

  • The fee for Scanning is $1.00 flat rate with a maximum of 20 pages per patron.

  • Patrons should allow at least 10 minutes for the transmission to be completed.

  • Please see the Reference Desk for assistance.

Notary

  • East Lake Community Library is glad to offer notary services for professionally composed legal documents from Monday through Friday from 10:00am-1:00pm. We have one notary on staff for your convenience. We can certify a copy, affirm an oath and/or verify a signature.

  • The notary services cost $5.00 per document or "stamp."

  • We ask that you call ahead to make sure a staff notary is available to serve your needs.

  • Note: if you need a signature verified, please do not sign your document until you are in the presence of the notary.

 

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a resource-sharing service that allows you to request books that are neither owned by the East Lake Community Library, nor available within the Pinellas Public Library System.

  • Patrons wishing to retrieve sources using ILL must be in good standing with the library as far as fines and overdues.

  • Once we receive your ILL request, it generally takes from several days to three weeks for you to get the materials. Some items are more readily available than others, so, by necessity, we can't guarantee the receipt or delivery time of any requested book.

  • ILLs may be limited subject to copyright restrictions and/or availability of resources.

  • Patrons will be notified if an ILL request cannot be filled.

  • Books and copies of magazine articles but not the entire magazine or journal may be requested. Materials not available through ILL are audiovisual materials such as videos, DVDs, cassettes, and CDs, rare or valuable items, text books under five years old, new books less than 12 months old, reference and genealogy books and materials.

  • Shipping time, loan periods, and availability vary according to the lending library.  A lender may also direct that an ILL must be used only in the library. Generally, ILL items check out for 28 days and there are no renewals.  The same title may not be re-requested for a patron, for a period of 3 months from the date of return.

  • Fines for overdue ILLs are $0.50 per day per item with a maximum overdue fine of $5.00 per item. Patrons are responsible for charges levied by lending libraries for overdue, damaged, or lost ILL items. 

  • Forms are available at the Reference Desk or you can submit your request online by clicking HERE.

 

Proctoring

**As of June 1, 2020, Proctoring is unavailable until further notice. Thank you.**

  • The Reference Librarian will attempt to meet the needs of patrons who require test proctoring as long as the normal functions of the Library are not compromised.

  • The Reference Librarian provides proctoring service at a cost of $10 per exam. In addition, any costs incurred for receiving or returning tests (e.g., printing, postage, or faxing) will be paid by the student or the educational institution. The Library will not be responsible for any of these costs. 

  • Students must make an appointment with the Reference Librarian during regular business hours. No “drop-in” test proctoring is provided.

  • The Reference Librarian cannot provide direct in-room supervision of the student during the test but one of the study rooms can be reserved to ensure a quieter environment in which to concentrate.

  • The Reference Librarian will conform to the testing institution's conditions for proctoring to the extent possible under normal staffing schedules. A written request and instructions must be received by the Reference Librarian from the issuing educational institution or testing agency before any exams are taken.

  • It is the student's responsibility to follow up with the institution to ascertain that the test was received. The Reference Librarian will not keep copies of test materials unless it is specifically requested by the institution.

 

Tutoring

Due to the Community Room's use during COVID-19 as a quarantine area for library materials, this area is closed to the public until further notice; also, Study Rooms are being utilized as staff work areas to abide by social distancing guidelines.

Study Rooms

**As of June 1, 2020, the Study Rooms are closed until further notice. Thank you.**

Wi-Fi

Connect to the Internet for free at the library!

 

For Windows:

  1. Click on wireless icon in the lower right hand corner of the screen (picture is a single computer with motion marks).

  2. From the menu that says “Choose a Wireless Network,” choose "EL Hotspot."

  3. Not seeing EL Hotspot?  Move toward the center of the library and click “Refresh Network List” in the upper left corner of the Wireless Network Connection box.

  4. EL Hotspot is an unencrypted network, so you will be asked if you want to connect anyway.

 

For Mac:

  1. Make sure your Airport is turned on.

  2. Choose EL Hotspot from available wireless networks list.

 

Internet Usage Agreement

 

East Lake Community Library  ·  4125 East Lake Road  ·  Palm Harbor, Florida  ·  34685  ·  727-773-2665 (BOOK)