You can already use your Candor library card to check out books and DVDs from any library in Tioga County. But starting this week - Thursday, September 1 - card-carrying patrons of Candor Free Library will be able to use their Candor card to borrow materials from any of the Finger Lakes Library System’s 33 member libraries.
This “One Card, Many Libraries” service will provide local patrons with easier access to other libraries in the system. Currently, the libraries within the Finger Lakes Library System offer reciprocal borrowing privileges, but patrons often had to have a library card from each of the libraries they visited.
What this means: beginning September 1 you no longer have to carry a bunch of library cards in your wallet. Now, if you want to drop by Tompkins County Public Library during a day in Ithaca, you can use your Candor card to borrow materials.
Sarah Glogowski, executive director of the Finger Lakes Library System, said the change represents the commitment of member libraries to provide access and ease of use for library patrons. "By allowing patrons to access each of our libraries with one card, we are making our libraries more welcoming and convenient," Glogowski said. "If you have several cards from different FLLS libraries, libraries will be happy to consolidate them into one easy card."