Changes and enhancements to circulation at the Truckee Library |

Changes and enhancements to circulation at the Truckee Library

Teri Andrews Rinne
Truckee Children's Services Librarian

The time period specified during which library materials can be returned beyond the due date without penalty.

Did you know the Truckee Library has a grace period? Historically, it is not something library staff has advertised for fear it could be abused (e.g. library users keeping materials for an extra week beyond an already-generous two or three week circulation period). Now we need to come clean because the county-wide grace period has shrunk from seven days to five days, beginning this month. So for those in the know, you have been officially warned. For those who never knew a grace period existed since you always return your library materials on time, it is a gift I’m sure you will take great care not to abuse!

Toward that end, all Nevada County libraries offer an enhancement of e-mail notification for library users with e-mail accounts. To help you get materials back on time, the library can send out a courtesy “pre-overdue” notice via e-mail three days before items are due as a gentle reminder.

These pre-overdue notices expend no additional staff time because they are machine-generated. During that three-day window, you can also go online and renew materials for one more circulation cycle if no holds have been placed on the item from other library users. Visit to set up and access your account online. Or as before, if you prefer a more personal touch or if your items are officially overdue, you can call or drop by the library in person to request a renewal. We are still happy to do things the old-fashioned way, but always with an eye toward time-saving options afforded by information technology.

Also newly available via e-mail are hold notifications. The ability to place holds requests online has been around for awhile. However, receiving e-mail notification when the item is available for pick-up is a new enhancement. Opting for this method of notification saves staff time as well, since staff members don’t need to phone the library users with pending holds.

So next time you’re in the library, just ask to have e-mail notification enabled on your patron record. You can opt for one or both of the e-mail notification enhancements. Some like adding the pre-overdue enhancement but prefer to get phone calls from the library regarding holds as well; others who habitually return items on time don’t want to clutter their email in-box with pre-overdue notices but like to receive their hold notices that way. The choice is all yours!

Library Hours

Monday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. (ages 2 to 3 years)

Babes in Bookland on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (ages 6 months to 2 years)

Storytelling with Mrs. Fix on Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. (ages 3 years and up)

Pajama Time, first Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. (all ages)

Spanish Storytime on Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ages 2 and up)

Bookshelf’s Dry Camp Book Club at the Library

Meets monthly at the Library. Participants at the book group meeting will receive a coupon for 15 percent off a one-time book purchase at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks. Everyone is welcome.

Now on display at the library:

Portraits by Truckee artist Raphael Jolly

Above the Fireplace: Sand Harbor in oils by Linda D’Toole

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