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Library Adds New Services
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 • Posted February 17, 2009

The Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library has recently added two new services.

You can now order Audio Books and Movies through Inter-Library Loan. Many of you are already familiar with ordering books through Inter-Library Loan and ordering Audio Books and Movies will work the same way. You pay postage one way with the cost being around $2.50 per item. Students are able to order 3 items per semester for free. It usually takes only a few days for the item to arrive and most of the lending libraries allow you to keep the item for 2 to 3 weeks. To order through Inter-Library Loan, just come by the library and fill out a request form.

With the library’s new computer system it’s now possible to browse the library shelves from any computer. Use the Search feature to see if the library has the item you’re interested in and if it’s available. And while you’re there check out the item description and Amazon review. You can also access your account to renew items, change your account information, and view your check-out history. To use this new service you will need to get a Login ID and Password from the library. Then go to the library’s web site at http://bcls.tsl.state.tx.us/mason, click on “My Account and the Library Catalog” link on the left side of the page. Enter your Login information and you’re ready to go. The system works best with the Foxfire browser but will also work with any other browser.

Both of these services are available to anyone with a Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library card. Any Texas resident may have a library card for free and Non-Texas residents may have a 6 months temporary library card for a $30 fee.

We hope you will enjoy using the expanded Inter-Library Loan service and the library’s on-line system. Please call the library at 325-347-5446 if you have any questions about these or any other library services.

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