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Where is the library?
Our library is located at 312 N. Chestnut St. just east of McCorkle Park. From Walnut Street, go West on 3rd Street. Go North on Chestnut and you will see our silver awnings midway up the block on the right side of the street.
What are your hours?
Our hours are: Monday - Friday - 10 am to 6:30 pm; Thursday - 10 am to 8 pm (May 1st - August 30th), Saturday 10 - 2; Closed Sunday.
How can I get a library card?
Library cards are free to residents of the city of Cameron because a portion of their property taxes goes toward the library. Just bring a vaild ID and some proof of residency (phone or electric bill or something of that sort). We will gather some information and get your card to you. If you live outside of Cameron's city limits, there is an annual fee of $25.00, since city taxes are not collected. It allows you up to two cards and access to the library and all library services, including computers, on site material and our eBook service. If you are a student of the Cameron School District, just bring in a grade card or student ID and you can have a free card, even if you live out of town.
How many items may I borrow at one time?
You may check out up to 10 items per card. Two of these can be movies.
For how long may I borrow materials?
Materials can be checked out for 2 weeks. If you need them longer, call or log in to your account in the catalog system and you can renew them.
Why can't I renew my book?
New books and books that have other people waiting for them can only be renewed once before you have to return them.
Does the library have eBooks?
Cameron Library participates in the Missouri eBook consortium called MOLIB2Go. You can access this site from our catalog tab.
Does the library have computers? If so, what is the policy for their use?
The library has nine computers available for public use. All you need is your library card. Patrons are allowed up to two hours per day on the computer. Children 5 - 12 are allowed on the computer with adult supervisor. Kids 13 - 16 are allowed on the computer without supervision to play games or do homework research. And of course, adults 17 and older have public access to the computers. Federal law requires the library to filter certain content for safety purposes. For this reason, certain sites are restricted for children under 17. Guests are allowed on the computers for up to 2 hours, for a dollar a day. All patrons and guests are required to sign our Internet user agreement. Patrons under 17 must have a parent or guardian's signature.
Does the library have Free WiFi?
We do have free WiFi services available during business hours. Please inquire at the front desk for the password.
Can I print something off from the library computers?
Yes, we have a black and white and a color laser printer for public use. Printing charges are $.25/page. Be aware of what you print, however, as you will need to pay for all pages that are printed.
Can I send or receive Faxes at the library?
Yes, we will gladly help you with Faxing services. The cost is $2.50 for up to 5 pages to send or receive. Each additional page is $.50.
What programs does the library have for children?
The library has Children's Story Time from September through May for ages 0 - 5 years old. There are two class times available for 0-3 year olds which are 30 minutes long and include stories, songs and craft activities. These kids meet on Wednesday's at 10:30 or 11:30, whichever is most convenient for your family. We also have a class for 4 - 5 year olds on Tuesdays at 10:30 or 11:30. Check out our Kids tab for more information.
We also have programs for school aged kids throughout the year. Check out our Youth tab for more information.
I need help finding an answer. What should I do?
Call us. We are happy to help you with research, finding a book you might like, getting information off of the computer and even printing or copying information for you.
I want to research my family's history, can the library help me?
The Cameron Library is a great resource for researching your family history. We have newspapers dating back to 1875, birth, death and marriage records, and community history for Clinton, Dekalb, Caldwell and Davies counties. We also have Cameron and Missouri Wesleyan yearbooks, family history records and many other resources available.
What book should I read next?
Many of our librarians are avid readers too and we are happy to help you find your next book. Whether it is by an author you like, in the same genre or even if you are looking to expand your reading interests, we are glad to help.
There is a book I want to read but the library doesn't own it, what do I do?
Our new cataloging systems links us to 26 other libraries in Missouri to expand our collection to over 88,000 books. Log into our catalog. to search and place a hold on your next great read. It will be shipped to our library free of charge. If you have any trouble, you can call us or stop by and we will be happy to help you out. The request will be processed and we will contact you when the book arrives, usually within 4-7 business days. It will be available for you at the circulation desk.
We also value your input in helping to make your library relevant to the community. Our selection of books is based on our knowledge of the collection, the needs of the community and your suggestions! If it is a book you think the library patrons would enjoy, request it, we will research and consider this addition. You can email the library, call or stop by to make the suggestion.
Does the Library take book donations?
We appreciate your donations! Good, used books really help our collection grow. If you think your books might be a benefit to the community library after you have finished with them, just drop them off during business hours. We will review them and determine if we have them in our collection. If we do not already have a copy in house, we will definitely consider adding it. If it isn't needed in the collection, we will consider if for our next book sale. This is a great way to make a contribution for purchasing new books.
Where can I look to build a resume and find or apply for a job?
Learning Express Library is a great resource for job hunting and career development. It helps with skill and interest evaluations, and offers GED preparation courses and practice tests. There are career preparation modules and practice tests and even online citizenship preparation assistance. You can create an account and store resumes and cover letters on this site for searching and applying for jobs. We would love to show you more about this awesome resource.
How do I find out about local events and news?
Our Calendar page has the library calendar plus links to the City of Cameron's calendar and the chamber of commerce local events!