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Timberland Regional
Library Kiosk
at the
Rochester  Community

PLEASE NOTE: There is now a phone number for the Library - it is 360-858-7086

The long awaited Timberland Regional Library kiosk is now operational at the Rochester Community Library.  This kiosk is connected to the Timberland Regional Library's main computer, giving Rochester residents access to many of the library's features.  A "Grand Opening" ceremony was held February 23rd from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.  Notices of the Grand Opening were mailed to all addresses in the Rochester area. 

Due to the limited number of volunteers the library will be open only during the following hours. There have not been enough volunteers to fully staff the library.  This has resulted in the library often not being open during the times that have been posted. The Library Board of Directors made the decision, at their meeting on June 10, 2008, to reduce the hours of operation to the level where they could feel confident of having a volunteer available for the library to be open.  The Library Board of Directors are fully committed to making sure the library will be open during these new hours and days of operation so you depend upon it being open as stated.

Beginning Monday, June 16th, 2008 the new Library hours will be from:
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Tuesdays & Thursdays

Please remember that your Rochester Community Library is totally dependant upon volunteers!  There is no paid staff.  For the library to remain open it is vitally necessary for the Rochester Community to step up to the plate with individuals who will commit to being a volunteer a couple of hours a week.

Updated 02/11/07  There are five computers which are available for use during regular Library hours.

Volunteers are needed to staff this addition to the Rochester Community Center!
(This library is staffed only with local volunteers!)
Please consider volunteering for a two-hour session once or twice a week
For more information on how to become involved click here or call 273-9175

New 03/06/06  Donations of good condition books, Video (VHS) Tapes, CD's, and DVD's are now being accepted.  You may deliver them to a librarian during regular hours at the library .   These donated materials will not become part of the Timberland Regional Library inventory.  They will remain in our Rochester Library for the use of local residents.

Below are two views of the Kiosk and some of its benefits.   Materials can be "borrowed' from the library by requesting their delivery to the Rochester Community Center.  There is also be a "return" receptacle at the Rochester Community Center where you can deposit those borrowed materials when you are finished with them. 

From the kiosk you can do these things.

Access the Timberland Regional Library to do the following:


Search their Library catalog


Search their Magazine & Newspaper catalog


Use their "Ask a Librarian" service


Place a "hold" on a book you want


Request delivery of a book to the Rochester Community Library


Check on status of books you have placed on hold

When the books you have ordered are delivered to the Rochester Community Library you can check them out at this station.  There is a touch-screen display with a bar code scanner at the bottom left of the photo, a printer at the right.  You may enter your library card number either through the screen or scanner.  Your pin # then must be entered on the screen.  After you have scanned the book bar code, the printer will print out a ticket with the book name, due date, and other information for you.

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