Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Do it yourself - Requests & Renewals

Requesting & Renewing from home or library computers

Your library card enables you to place your own requests & renewals for books, audios & DVDs through library computers or from home. If the library material you would like is checked out or at another location, click on place request and enter your card # and the default password, (which is the last 4 numbers of your telephone #). To renew items you already have checked out on your card, click on patron account, enter your card # and password, click on items out and check the items you want to renew. To learn more, go to our "how do I" page.

Don't have a computer?

Library staff will be happy to assist. Please call or visit the Reference Desk at (813) 749-1181 to request materials or the Circulation Desk at (813) 749-1173 for renewals.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Domino's Pizza Dates

Order from the Oldsmar Domino's Pizza this Saturday, December 19 and the library can receive 20% of the total amount of your purchase. Forms to hand in at the time of purchase are available at the library and on the website.

Future Domino's/Library dates are January 2 & February 7. Proceeds for this event will go the Friends of the Library for projects that benefit the Oldsmar Library.

Library Rummage Sale

The Friends of the Oldsmar Library will have a Rummage Sale on Saturday, January 30 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Library's parking lot. January 25 is the deadline for vendor sign-up. Applications are available at the Friends table inside of the library. Proceeds benefit the library.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Chilton's Automotive Database

Oldsmar Library has added a new database - Chilton Library - to the list of free databases available from the Resource tab of the library's website. The Chilton Library can be used from a library computer or remotely from your home computer. You will need your PPLC library card's barcode number when accessing the database from home.

Chilton's is an automotive site that offers diagnostic photographs, wiring diagrams and repair procedures as well as technical service bulletins & recall information for cars & light trucks.

Choosing from the drop down box for year, make and model of the vehicle you are researching, click on the particular subject on the left for more in-depth information. Database highlights are the ability to print your results and a help section for navigating tips and tools.

Please call the Reference Desk @ (813) 749-1181 for questions about this or any other library database.