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Overview of the Library

A great way to use the Library is to come in, see what catches your interest and check it out. Or maybe you know what title you want, are researching a specific subject, or your time is limited. Either way this basic orientation will help get you started,

The First Floor

The Main Room

  • You can find all of the new adult fiction, biographies, adult non-fiction, magazines, and DVDs in their own section.
  • The rest of adult fiction collection is arranged alphabetically by author.
  • Young adult titles, some highlighted literary classics, graphic novels, and audio books can be found in their own section of shelving.
  • DVD's older than 3 months are shelved across the back wall. With about 2,000 titles, the Totman Library has one of the best DVD collections around, even compared to some larger area libraries.
  • The magazine selection is near the DVDs.

The Computer Room

  • Located to the right of the Main Room, the Computer Room has six carrels for computers. You can use a Library computer or your own computer which can be connected to the Library wi-fi.
  • The Library’s Local History/Genealogy collection is kept in locked cases (the desk attendant has the key and will ask you to sign-out the book for in-Library use).
  • Check out the antique roll-top desk! When the Library was established in 1923, it was the librarian’s desk.

The Library Meeting Room

At the back of the Main Room is the door to the Library Meeting Room where various Library meetings and programs are held.

The Basement Floor

The Non-Fiction Room

Don’t miss the Library’s surprisingly varied non-fiction collection, which is down the stairs you’ll see to the right when you enter the Library.

The Second Floor

The Children’s Room

The second floor is occupied by the children’s collection. This collection includes: middle reader, early reader, juvenile fiction, and juvenile non-fiction.

Virtual Use

The Online Public Acess Catalog (OPAC) System

This is your virtual shortcut to using the Library. It is a web-enabled database containing the Library’s collection, and a powerful tool to find a specific book, request a book be put on hold or survey the sources on a topic of interest. OPAC enables you to search for an item by title, author, subject, keyword and many other attributes.

Sign in to OPAC using your library card number found on  back of your Library Card along with your last name. You can see the due dates of items you’ve checked out, reserve a book for the future, or even  view a list of all the books you’ve checked out in the recent past.

You can access OPAC in two ways:

  • At the Library's computer search station opposite the checkout desk
  • From the Book Search link on the navigation bar of this Web site

Library Events

june

18jun10:30 am12:00 pmBridge Group

19jun1:30 pm3:30 pmSewing GroupEvery Wednesday

24jun11:00 amBook Group MeetingEvery 4th Monday

july

08jul5:15 pmLibrary Board MeetingThe 2nd Monday of Every Month

13jul10:00 am1:00 pmGenealogy MeetingThe 2nd Saturday of Every Month

22jul11:00 amBook Group MeetingEvery 4th Monday

august

26aug11:00 amBook Group MeetingEvery 4th Monday

Library Events

june, 2024

04jun10:30 am12:00 pmBridge Group

05jun1:30 pm3:30 pmSewing GroupEvery Wednesday

08jun10:00 am1:00 pmGenealogy Meeting - CANCELED FOR JUNEThe 2nd Saturday of Every Month

10jun5:15 pmLibrary Board MeetingThe 2nd Monday of Every Month

11jun10:30 am12:00 pmBridge Group

12jun1:30 pm3:30 pmSewing GroupEvery Wednesday

18jun10:30 am12:00 pmBridge Group

19jun1:30 pm3:30 pmSewing GroupEvery Wednesday

24jun11:00 amBook Group MeetingEvery 4th Monday

25jun10:30 am12:00 pmBridge Group

26jun1:30 pm3:30 pmSewing GroupEvery Wednesday

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