Your Teen Library

WELCOME!
Are you planning a trip to the new Irondequoit Library? If so, make sure to check out the Teen Library on the second floor at the top of the stairs! Read a book, get on a computer, play a game, or just relax and enjoy the view!

WHAT IS THERE TO DO FOR TEENS AT THE LIBRARY?
Besides books, games, and computers, we have a number of different programs every month that you are welcome to join! Check out our program calendar in the Teen Library or online.

CAN I VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY?
We can use the help of teen volunteers throughout the year at the library. Priority is given to Irondequoit students/residents. Volunteer tasks may involve: making sure books are in order and shelves are organized, keeping the teen library clean and neat, helping adults with their smartphone and computer questions, assisting librarians with program setup, or helping with the Summer Reading program. Applications are available at the library.

CAN I GET A JOB AT THE LIBRARY?
We hire teenagers ages 15 and up to help put books away at the library. Applications are accepted year round and qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview when a position becomes available. Volunteering is a great way to figure out if you’d enjoy working at the library, but it isn’t required. Employment applications are available at the library.

HOW DO I GET A LIBRARY CARD?
Are you in 7th grade or higher? If so, you can get your own library card without your parent’s signature. Here’s how: You must show ID with photo (a school ID works), and something with your name and current address (like a report card). This is free if you live in Monroe County but there is a charge if you live outside of Monroe County.

WHERE CAN I LOOK UP ITEMS THAT THE LIBRARY OWNS?
While you’re in the library, we have a number of catalog stations around the library that you can use to look up books, movies, music, and more. If you have trouble locating an item, a librarian will be happy to help!

If you want to look up an item at home or on the go you can use the Monroe County Library System’s website or the MCLS Mobile App (available for free on Apple and Android devices) to look up items, place holds, renew items, and more.

NEED A BOOK SUGGESTION?
We have a number of book lists available to look through or you can ask a librarian for help. Or, check out the Teen Book Finder App from YALSA (free for Apple and Android devices)!

Or, check out Epic Reads for book lists, sneak peaks, and tons of fun stuff for book lovers!

WHAT IF THE LIBRARY DOESN’T HAVE WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR?
You can ask a librarian to borrow it for you from another library in Monroe County. The cost is $0.50 for each item that you ask for from any other library. During the summer if you are reading the book for school you do not have to pay for books to be sent from other libraries.

WHERE CAN I FIND E-BOOKS?
A large selection of e-books, audiobooks, and other electronic materials are available at overdrive.libraryweb.org!

WHAT IF I BRING SOMETHING BACK LATE?
There is a fine for overdue library materials. All items are $0.35 PER DAY for EACH item. There is a maximum overdue fine of $5 for each young adult book, $3 for children’s books, and $7 for adult books or DVDs/Blu-rays/video games.

WHAT IF I HAVEN’T FINISHED MY BOOK BUT IT’S DUE?
Usually you can renew it for another 1-3 weeks (depending on the item). There are three ways to do it:

  1. You can bring the item into the library and tell us you would like to renew it. Be sure to bring your library card with you.
  2. You can call us on the phone and ask if we can renew it for you. You can call the library at 336-6060, or the automated renewal phone number, 428-4455 (and have your library card ready!)
  3. You can use your online account and click on “Patron Information.”
  4. If you have the MCLS Mobile App on your phone you can go to “My Account.” The App is available for free on Apple and Android devices.

WHERE SHOULD I RETURN MY LIBRARY MATERIALS?
You may return anything you borrowed at ANY public (not school) library in Monroe County. Return materials at the circulation desk when the library is open. Put them in the Book Drop when the library is closed.

CAN I GET ON THE INTERNET?
Yes! Either use your library card to log in or ask a staff member for a guest pass.

CAN I PRINT?
Yes! Black and white copies are available for $0.15 per page or color copies for $1 per page. You can also scan and fax documents at the library.

YOUR CARD IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY!
Remember: you are responsible for your library card, your Internet use, and the materials that you borrow!

  • If you lose or damage something, you must pay for it.
  • If your library card is lost or stolen, please tell us right away. You are responsible for any activity on your card until the loss is reported. You may get a replacement card for $1.
  • If you move, let us know your new address and phone number.
  • Take good care of library materials. If something happens to them, don’t try to fix it yourself… just let us know when you bring it back.

QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? CONCERNS?

We’d love to hear from you! Email Matt Krueger, the Teen Services Librarian at matt.krueger@libraryweb.org or call the library at (58) 336-6060.