Can I place a Hold for an item either from another library in the consortium or one that is currently checked out from the Saginaw library?
Yes. Yes, our library is participating in a consortium where we share materials with other surrounding libraries. You may search the other libraries' catalogs. Also, we offer interlibrary loan opportunities. Please view the interlibrary loan policy.You can place a hold on an item (books, audios, videos) that the other consortium libraries own as long as the item from the other library has been available to that library's patrons for at least 6 months. Items that are from your home library of Saginaw can have holds placed on them as soon as they are available to the public. You can also place holds on items that are currently checked out and will be notified by phone or email when the item is returned and as long as there are not others on the waiting list ahead of you for that item. Once you are notified by phone or email, you will have 3 days to pick-up the item. If you cannot pick the item up within 3 days after notification, it will need to be shipped back to the owning library or reshelved or released to another patron on the holds list. If you know you cannot pick the item up in 3 days, please contact the library and we will make accommodations for you.

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1. I do not live in the City of Saginaw, may I still check out materials?
2. Does the library have wireless (Wi-Fi) Internet access?
3. Can I place a Hold for an item either from another library in the consortium or one that is currently checked out from the Saginaw library?
4. What do I need to bring in to get a library card?
5. How many items may I check out from the library?
6. How long may I check out items from the library?
7. May I renew my items if I still need them?
8. I forgot to return the items I checked out by the due date. What are the overdue fine charges?
9. I lost a library item. What are the library's replacement costs?
10. Does the library have computers with internet access and/or Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)?
11. May I print a document in color off of the computers?
12. I need to send a fax. Does the library have a fax machine I can use?
13. Are tax forms available inside the library?