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This allows patrons to print directly from their home computers, laptops, or smartphones (any device with an internet connection), and pick up their print job at the library.
To get started, go to http://www.chelmsfordlibrary.org/webprint and follow the steps. These printing options are available:
You can upload a file from your computer, or paste the address of a webpage to print. During the print process you'll name your print job and get a job reference number. After the job is sent, you can pick up your print job at the Reference Desk on the lower level of the main library (print jobs are automatically deleted after 72 hours).
The whole process is easy, but we also have an instructional booklet available [pdf]. If you have any questions about this service, or anything the library offers, please contact the Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 978-256-5521 x211.Posted in Library Information | No Comments »
Library staff took an unscientific snow depth measurement on one of the granite benches in the library courtyard after the snow storm of Friday, March 8th, 2013:
13.5 inches!Posted in Library Information | No Comments »
The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is researching whether or not a state-wide library card (a single card that would work in every library in the state) would be of interested to residents of Massachusetts.
In order to gauge interest, and expectations, of a state-wide library card, the MBLC is asking that everyone please fill out a short survey and let them know what you think:
The idea of a state-wide library card grew out of the MBLC's Resource Sharing Committee, which is trying to identify ways to improve library services and better allocate budget funds to best benefit Massachusetts library patrons. Your input will definitely help in their efforts. Thanks!Posted in Current News | No Comments »
The end of December 2012 and the beginning of January 2013 will see a few changes to the library - as well as a few interruptions in our day-to-day services.
Besides the days and times listed above, the library will be open regular hours - including 1 PM - 5 PM on Sundays!
No Internet Access on Wednesday, Dec 26
This means we will have a day without internet access at the library. You will still be able to check books out and use the catalog from home. We hope to have internet access restored by Thursday.
Library Closed Mornings Jan 7 - Jan 11th
However, the MacKay Branch Library at 43 Newfield St. in North Chelmsford will be open from 9:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m. daily (in addition to the branch’s regular hours).Posted in Books | No Comments »
If you're curious about the history or value of some of your antique furniture, vintage toys, or just old stuff, the library has quite a few resources that can help.
Every year we get updated copies of price guides for coins and money, stamps, sports cards, and other collectibles. There are encyclopedias and picture guides for almost every subject too - toys to cigars to watches to clothing. Most of these are in the non-fiction shelves downstairs, and the Reference staff is happy to help you locate the right book.
Chelmsford residents also have access to an online antique pricing resource called P4A Antiques Reference (P4A stands for "Price For Antiques") - it's a quick way to check how much an antique might be worth, based on what similar pieces have sold at recent auctions.
The focus is on collectibles and historic Americana, including furniture, china, glassware, folkart, brass, silver, iron, artwork, and major antique collectibles, with complete information on when, where, and for what price the antique was sold. The database will also provide a little background information on each item, including date, maker, etc, based on the information that was provided at the auction.
Because antiques are described differently by different people, don't give up after your first search. Try describing your piece in various ways, and also try the country of origin, material used, and maker, if possible.Reference, Resources | No Comments »
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