Good News! Fine Free Borrowing is Here

August 2020

Fall in Love with Your Library All Over Again: The Latah County Library is Officially Fine Free! 

Late fees will no longer be charged for overdue materials borrowed from Valnet libraries.*

Going fine free is one way many public libraries are working to create barrier-free, equal access to a world of physical and digital resources that support lifelong learning, early literacy, and leisure interests.

Will my previous fines be forgiven?
Yes! All overdue fines will be forgiven.

Does the fine free policy apply to other charges?
We know you’ll try to take good care of your borrowed items! But no, fees still apply to lost or damaged items and will be applied to patron accounts accordingly.

You will still be responsible for Interlibrary loan fees and due dates set by the lending library (“Interlibrary loan” materials are borrowed from libraries outside the Valnet consortium). 

Without fines, how will the library get materials returned?
The library will continue to issue reminders when due dates are approaching and when an item is overdue. At this time, because of COVID-19 impacts on library service, once an item is 10 or more days past the due date no other items may be checked out. Access to Overdrive/Libby, library computers, and Kanopy will be restricted until the item is returned, or paid for if lost or damaged.When our library service returns to normal this grace period will be reduced.

If you’re late returning your library materials and feel the need to make up for it with a small monetary donation, we’re happy to accept your voluntary “fine” to put toward library collections and services! Our goal is to let you enjoy what you borrow from the library and then come back for more. We do encourage you to return your materials on time to allow other people to enjoy them as much as you did.

Check-outs, Due Dates & Overdue Items

Even if you check out your materials at one of the Latah County libraries, other Valnet libraries may have different loan limits and check-out periods on items they own. Be sure to check your account or receipt for actual due dates. Keep in mind, items that have been reserved by other patrons cannot be renewed. 

*Items borrowed from, and returned at, Grangeville Centennial Library are subject to late fees.

2021 Meeting Records

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Trustee Meeting Records 2017

January
 
2016-01-19
(Regular Meeting)
February
2016-02-16
(Regular Meeting)
March
2016-03-22
(Regular Meeting)
April
2016-04-26
(Regular Meeting)
May
2016-05-17
(Regular Meeting)

MEETING CANCELLED
June
2016-06-28
(Regular Meeting)
July
2016-07-19
(Regular Meeting)
August
2016-08-16
(Regular Meeting)
September
2016-09-20
(Regular Meeting)
 
October
2016-10-25
(Regular Meeting)
November
2016-11-29
(Regular Meeting)
December
2016-12-20
(Regular Meeting)

Trustee Meeting Records 2017

January
 
2016-01-19
(Regular Meeting)
February
2016-02-16
(Regular Meeting)
March
2016-03-22
(Regular Meeting)
April
2016-04-26
(Regular Meeting)
May
2016-05-17
(Regular Meeting)

MEETING CANCELLED
June
2016-06-28
(Regular Meeting)
July
2016-07-19
(Regular Meeting)
August
2016-08-16
(Regular Meeting)
September
2016-09-20
(Regular Meeting)
 
October
2016-10-25
(Regular Meeting)
November
2016-11-29
(Regular Meeting)
December
2016-12-20
(Regular Meeting)

Latah County Library Foundation

Library Cards

Fines and Fees

City of Moscow Resources

Click through the slideshow to navigate Moscow resources.

  • 3.26.1 ordinances
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  • 3.26.1 restaurant
  • 3.26.1 pets and vets
  • Printable local businesses
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Census 2020 Information

  • Get Counted
  • Census Fact Sheet website
  • Track the 2020 Census Response Rate!

          The U.S. Census Bureau has launched an interactive map to help community leaders, the media, and the public track self-response to the 2020 Census. The map, available on 2020census.gov/response-rates, displays 2020 Census self-response rates as a reference point for states, counties, cities, census tracts, and various other geographies around the country. The Census Bureau will update the map daily with self-response rates for geographies including states, counties, census tracts, congressional districts, towns or townships, consolidated cities, incorporated places, tribal areas, and tribal census tracts. This map will show only self-response rates where census forms were completed online, by mail, or by phone. The remainder of households will be counted in person by census takers.

Community Information

Community Development

1912 Center

Adult Education (GED & ESL)

City of Moscow

Giving Circle

Disability Action Center

Family Resouce Home Care

Gritman Medical Center

Latah Community Foundation

League of Women Voters

Moscow Chamber of Commerce

Moscow Police Department

Moscow Recycling

Moscow Senior Center

North Central Idaho Health District

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute

SMART Transit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

City & County Government

IDAHO:

Bovill 
100 Railroad Ave, Bovill, ID 83806
208-826-3603

Deary
401 Line St, Deary, ID 83823
208-877-1582

Genesee 
140 E Walnut St, Genesee, ID 83832
208-285-1621

Juliaetta 
PO Box 229, Juliaetta, ID 83535
208-276-7791

Kendrick 
808 Railroad St, Kendrick, ID 83537
208-289-5157

Latah County 
200 S Almon St, Moscow, ID 83843

Moscow 
206 E 3rd St, Moscow, ID 83843
208-883-7000

Potlatch
195 6th St, Potlatch, ID 83855
208-875-0708

Troy
519 S Main St, Troy, ID 83871
208-835-2741

WASHINGTON:

Colfax
400 N. Mill St, Colfax, WA 99111
509-397-3861

Palouse
120 E. Main St, Palouse, WA 99161
509-878-1811

Pullman
190 S.E. Crestview St, Pullman, WA 99163

Whitman County
400 N. Main St, Colfax, WA 99111
509-397-4622

           

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 Food Banks, Housing, and Emergency Resources

Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

Emergency Aid

Family Promise of the Palouse

Food not Bombs of the Palouse

Latah County Food Banks, Pantries, and Soup Kitchens

Moscow Food Pantries 

Poverty on the Palouse

Sojourners Alliance Transitional Housing

Public Schools

Genesee

Kendrick-Juliaetta

Moscow (Charter)

Moscow

Palouse Prairie Charter

Potlatch

Troy

University of Idaho (Moscow)

Washington State University (Pullman)

White Pin

     

Arts, Culture & Education

Appaloosa Museum

Kenworthy Performing Arts Centre

Latah County Arts & Culture Committee

Latah County Historical Society

Moscow Arts Department

Moscow Farmers Market

Palouse Discovery Science Center

Village Center Cinemas

 

 

     

Area Libraries

Neill Public Library

University of Idaho Library

Washington State University Library

Whitman County Library

 

 

 

 

     

Area Newspapers

Argonaut

Daily Evergreen

Inlander

Lewiston Tribune

Moscow-Pullman Daily News

Spokesman Review

 

 

     

Latah County Resources

Kendrick-Juliaetta Community Development Association

Latah County

Latah County Extension

Latah County Community Foundation

Planning & Building

Sheriff Department

Voter Precincts: City & County

 

 

 


 

 

Trustee Meeting Records 2015

January
 
2015-01-10
(Special Meeting)
 
2015-01-20
(Regular Meeting)
February
2015-02-17
(Regular Meeting)
March
2015-03-12
(Special Meeting)
2015-03-31
(Regular Meeting)
April
2015-04-16
(Regular Meeting)
2015-04-30
(Special Meeting)
May
2015-05-19
(Regular Meeting)
June
2015-06-16
(Regular Meeting)
July
2015-07-21
(Regular Meeting)
August
2015-08-18
(Regular Meeting)
September
2015-09-15
(Regular Meeting)
 
October
2015-10-20
(Regular Meeting)
2015-10-27
Special Meeting)
November
2015-11-17
(Regular Meeting)
December
2015-12-07
(Special Meeting)
2015-12-15
(Regular Meeting)

Holiday Closures

Holiday Closures for Latah County Library District

September 2020 – September 2021

                                                                                                                       

 Holiday                                             Date all libraries are closed

Labor Day 2020 
Monday, September 7, 2020
Veterans Day 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Day
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Christmas Eve  Thursday, December 24, 2020
Christmas Day Friday, December 25, 2020
New Year’s Eve  Thursday, December 31, 2020
New Year’s Day Friday, January 1, 2021

Martin Luther King. Jr. Day

Monday, January 18, 2021
Presidents Day Monday, February 15, 2021
Memorial Day
Monday, May 31, 2021
Independence Day (observed) Monday, July 5, 2021
Labor Day 2020

Monday, September 6, 2021

 

 

Internet Use

Latah County Library District Administrative Policy, Approved November 2004; Revised November 2008, March 2010, December 2011, December 2013 

2.0 GENERAL POLICIES 2.5 Internet Use Policy. The Latah County Library District provides access to electronic resources including the Internet which create increased opportunities for all our patrons to expand their resources world-wide. Access to the Internet is available without charge to anyone during all open hours. Latah County Library District does not endorse the viewpoints presented, or vouch for the accuracy of the available information from the Internet. Parents are responsible for providing guidance to their own children. The library accepts no responsibility for failures of the filter described in Administrative Policy

2.3 to block specific sites. Internet users should be aware that they are working in a public environment with people of all ages and diverse viewpoints. Access from computers at the library to any network, including the local library network and the Internet is for legal purposes only. Loss of use privileges at the library and criminal and/or civil prosecution are possible for illegal or inappropriate uses of computing resources. Examples of illegal or inappropriate uses include but are not limited to the following: 1) Attempting to bypass the security of the computers or local area network at the library. 2) Attempting to bypass the security of any other computer or network including the Internet. 3) Attempting to intentionally introduce a "virus" or similar piece of code that may do damage to any data, computer, or networking device. 4) Attempting to alter or damage any software, operating systems, or configuration files. 5) Attempting to use unauthorized computer accounts, access codes, or network numbers. 6) Viewing illegal materials including obscenity and child pornography. Pursuant to provisions of Idaho Code, it is unlawful to knowingly make available to a person under 18 years of age images depicting nudity, sexual conduct, sado-masochistic abuse or other material which is harmful to minors. All public areas of the library, including all public computer terminals, are open and available for use by minors. 7) Violations of another user’s privacy. 8) Violations of copyright or other laws. Library information technology resources may not be used to harass, abuse, or threaten another person. The Latah County Library District attempts to maintain patron confidentiality at all times involving the patron’s individual legal use of electronic resources and services offered by the library but cannot guarantee the confidentiality of information sent by a patron onto the Internet. The library assumes neither responsibility nor liability for any loss or damage incurred by anyone using the library’s computing resources, including any loss or harm incurred by a patron arising out of or associated with giving or receiving personal or financial information across the library’s network and the Internet. All publicly accessible computers in the LCLD are filtered per requirements of the e-rate reimbursement program. Procedures are in place should an adult patron express a need to access a blocked site.

Circulation

CHECKOUT

  • Must present library card
  • Checkout period is 21 days for most Latah County Library District materials
  • DVDs and Blu-rays check out for 7 days; some check out for 14 days
  • Patrons are responsible for the safe return of library materials
  • Library materials may be returned via an afterhours drop at any Latah County Library District or Valnet library

ONLINE SERVICES

  • Search the Valnet library catalog
  • Check your account, renew materials, place holds, create lists, and manage account settings online
  • Access to digital resources subscribed to by the library 
  • Set up e-mail delivery of hold and overdue notices

RENEWALS

  • One renewal, provided the item is not on hold for another patron. This includes DVDs and Blu-rays that are not marked "New" and have a loan period of one week.
  • Renew in person, by phone, or online.
  • "New" and 14-day DVDs and Blu-rays cannot be renewed.

HOLDS

  • Holds may be placed in person or online
  • Patrons may suggest items for purchase

INTERLIBRARY LOAN

  • Books not available through the Valnet library catalog may be requested through interlibrary loan
  • Please see our web page or ask at the circulation desk for more information

FINES & CHARGES

  • The Latah County Library District is fine free.
  • Fines on items borrowed from, and returned at, Grangeville Centennial Library, may still apply.
  • Charges will be assessed for lost or damaged library materials.
  • Please pay all fines promptly. Your privileges are limited by unpaid fines and blocked when fines reach $5.00
  • Library card replacement charge: $1.00
  • You are responsible for items checked out on your account, so please report lost or stolen cards immediately.

CHECKOUT LIMITS (Per card)

Total items 25
Audiobooks 5
DVDs and Blu-rays 5
VHS 5
Kits 5
Magazines 5
Music CDs 5
CD-ROM Software 2

 

Your library card:

  • Complete an application form
    • If you are under 18, you must have a legal guardian’s signature
  • Present a photo ID and verification of your current mailing address
  • Use your card at all Valnet libraries

 

2020 Meeting Records

January
 
2020-1-21
February
 2020-2-25
March
2020-3-24
cancelled
cancelled
Special Meeting       2020-3-15    Agenda        Minutes
Special Meeting       2020-3-17 Agenda        Minutes
April
 2020-4-30
May
2020-5-26
June
2020-6-23
July
Special Meeting
2020-7-28
      2020-7-2
        Agenda
        Minutes
August
2020-8-25
September
2020-9-22
Minutes
 
October
 
Agenda
Minutes
November
 
Agenda
Minutes
 
December
 
Agenda

Online Application

2018 Meeting Records

 
January 
 
2018-1-23 
 
 
February
2018-2-27 
March
2018-3-27 
April
2018-4-24
                 May 2018-5-10 Agenda Minutes
May
 2018-5-22 
June
 2018-6-27
July
 2018-7-24 
August
 2018-8-16 
August  2018-8-28  Agenda Minutes
September
 2018-9-25
 
October
 2018-10-30
November
 2018-11-27
December
 2018-12-18

Trustee Meeting Records 2016

January
 
2016-01-19
(Regular Meeting)
February
2016-02-16
(Regular Meeting)
March
2016-03-22
(Regular Meeting)
April
2016-04-26
(Regular Meeting)
May
2016-05-17
(Regular Meeting)

MEETING CANCELLED
June
2016-06-28
(Regular Meeting)
July
2016-07-19
(Regular Meeting)
August
2016-08-16
(Regular Meeting)
September
2016-09-20
(Regular Meeting)
 
October
2016-10-25
(Regular Meeting)
November
2016-11-29
(Regular Meeting)
December
2016-12-20
(Regular Meeting)

Donations

Per LCLD Financial Policy, cash donations may be restricted for use by a designated branch within the District or for the purchase of either adult or youth materials. All other donations except for unrestricted cash are subject to approval.


Tax Credit

The Idaho State tax credit is in addition to any other Federal and Idaho State credit for charitable contributions, which may be available when you itemize deductions. More importantly, this credit keeps your tax dollars in Latah County. Contributions made on or before December 31 can be deducted from your Idaho State and Federal tax returns.

Tax Credits for Contributions to Public Libraries

Privacy

Patron Conduct

Latah County Library District Administrative Policy. Revised March 2019.

2.0 GENERAL POLICIES 

2.6       Patron Conduct Code (Covers conduct on grounds and in library buildings)

In order that everyone who comes to our libraries may feel safe and comfortable, and have equal access to the facilities, equipment, collections, and services, the following guidelines for personal conduct are outlined.  Patrons are expected to be respectful of others by complying with these. 

In particular, the following conduct is prohibited:

  • Discharge of any projectile on library property.
  • Theft, destruction or injury to library equipment or property; or, using library equipment in a manner other than that intended by the manufacturer or Library District.
  • Engaging in behavior which is disruptive or potentially harmful to other patrons or staff including but not limited to: verbally intimidating or threatening staff or other patrons; verbally harassing staff or other patrons, or physically harassing staff or other patrons by following, staring at, or photographing them; making unreasonable noise; or engaging in loud, offensive, or boisterous behavior or talking.
  • Bringing an animal to the Library other than a service animal, or leaving an animal unattended on library property.
  • Using cellular telephones, radios or other sound-producing devices in a manner capable of being heard by staff or patrons, other than those needed to accommodate a disability (applies only in the library building).
  • Soliciting or selling items without permission.
  • Sleeping or lying down.
  • Intentional misuse of any library computer (as defined in the Internet Use Policy), or of library copiers, phones, or other equipment.
  • Running in the library, or climbing on shelves, furnishings, or outside structures in ways for which they were not designed.
  • Impeding the free movement of persons into or out of the Library.
  • Smoking in the library building or within 25 feet of building entrances.
  • Using wheeled devices such as bicycles, roller blades, skateboards, or the like inside the library building or on the entry area immediately surrounding the building other than those required to accommodate a disability.
  • Blocking access to the main entry or any exit with wheeled devices such as bicycles or strollers.
  • Consuming food or beverages other than water except at library authorized functions.
  • Having an odor which unreasonably interferes with the ability of staff or patrons to use the library.
  • Being in the library barefoot or without a shirt.
  • Washing clothes or bathing in the restrooms.
  • Gambling on library property.
  • Bringing large parcels or pieces of luggage into the library which interfere with the free passage of persons or equipment.
  • Possession of alcohol except at library authorized functions.
  • Being in the library or on library grounds while intoxicated.
  • Entering non-public areas of the building without permission.
  • Leaving a child under 8 unattended at the library.

Conduct in violation of Federal, Idaho, or local laws on LCLD property may result in loss of library privileges and will be reported to law enforcement authorities.

 

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