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Due to the large number of requests for a fax service, the library has contracted with a vendor called Televend Services to install a fax machine on the main level of the library. It is located next to the self-checkout machines, across from the Circulation Desk.
Best of all, the fax machine is self-sufficient and very easy to use. Instructions are provided on the machine itself, and also through the handset. All a patron needs to do pick up the receiver and following the voice prompts to send their fax.
The prices for sending a fax are $1.50 for the first page and $1.00 for any additional pages (for domestic faxes - additional rates will apply for international faxes). The fax machine does not accept cash - only credit and debit cards - and provides a confirmation receipt with every successfully sent fax.
More information about the fax and other office-type services offered in the library is available on the library's website.Posted in Library Information | No Comments »
The Chelmsford Library has discount passes to 17 different area museums, parks, zoos and other attractions. If you're looking for something to do this weekend or this summer, these passes offer a great way to explore the area economically.
All of the passes available through the Library are paid for by the Friends of the Chelmsford Library group. As such, they are available to all Chelmsford residents and any member of the Friends, regardless of residency. If you don't live in Chelmsford but would like to use our passes, you can join the Friends group to get access.
To view or reserve a pass, first click on the Museum Passes link from our homepage. From there, available passes are viewable By Date or By Museum, and you drill down to the right pass on the right day just by clicking.
To request a pass, click the green "Request Pass" button and log in your your library card number and your PIN (usually, the last four digits of your telephone number). When requesting, you can choose to be receive a reminder email 24 or 48 hours before your reservation. Make sure you see the reservation confirmation screen before ending the process.
Reserved passes can be picked up in person at the Circulation Desk the day before or the day of the reservation, using the library card they were reserved under.
For questions about making or canceling a reservation, or about the museums themselves, please contact the Reference Desk.
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The Library still has both Federal and State tax forms and instructions, available downstairs near the Reference Desk. Forms are also available on both the IRS website (index of forms) and the MA Dept. of Revenue website (index of forms).
If you need help with your taxes, the AARP offers volunteer tax assistants through their Tax-Aide program. All of the appointments with the Library's tax assistant are filled, but you can check other area sites for appointments.
The Federal government is also offering a Tax Rebate this year, otherwise known as the Economic Stimulus Payment. Please note that even if you are not normally required to file taxes, you may be required to file this year to receive the tax rebate - read more about this. The IRS has also released the tax rebate payment schedule, so you'll have an idea of when your check will arrive.
If you need tax forms or have questions about the tax rebate program, please contact the Reference Desk.
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The Main Library will reopen with normal hours at 9:00 am on Tuesday, Jan. 22nd, and MacKay will reopen at 10:00 am on Wednesday, Jan. 23rd.
In addition to library materials about Martin Luther King, here are some internet resources:
For more information about library hours or for help finding information on Martin Luther King, Jr., please contact the Reference Desk.
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There were two recent changes to the research databases provided by the Chelmsford Library:
New Historical Newspaper Database
This database is accessible from within the library only, and patrons can browse by location, date, or newspaper title. What you'll find are the front pages of most major and many minor newspapers, just like they appeared when they were originally published.
All of the newspapers are saved as PDF files, and require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them. And like other PDFs, they can be easily printed, saved or emailed.
New Interface for NewsBank Newspapers
For help using either of these databases, or for questions on any of the resources offered by the Chelmsford Library, please contact the Reference Desk.
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