Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library

Library Services

What we offer.

Materials - circulation periods

  • Books, audiobooks and magazines may be checked out for two weeks. Books and audiobooks may be renewed one time for an additional two weeks (excepting those items with a waiting list).
  • E-books and e-audiobooks may be downloaded for a 14-day period. There is no renewal. Patrons may download items again, if available.
  • DVD and Blu-Ray movies may be checked out for one week at a cost of $1.00 per item. They may not be renewed.
  • Reference materials may circulate at the discretion of the Library Director. A refundable deposit may be required.
  • Materials borrowed through MeLCat will be lent to patrons such that the items can be returned to the lending library in a timely fashion. In most instances, books and audiobooks will be lent to patrons for a period of two weeks. DVD and Blu-Ray movies may be lent for a period of either one or two weeks. MeLCat items may be renewed at the discretion of the lending library.

Materials - overdue fines

  • Books, audiobooks and magazines - $0.10 per item per day
  • DVD & Blu-Ray movies - $0.25 per item per day
  • An item will be considered lost when it is two months past the due date.
  • Patrons will be billed for the cost of replacing lost or damaged (beyond reasonable wear) items, plus a minimal processing fee. Once paid, a damaged item may be given to the patron.
  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended on all patron accounts with a balance of $5.00 or more.

Internet Computers

The library offers public-use computers that provide internet access. All public computers feature Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis; time limits will be enforced when others are waiting.

Wireless Access

Wireless internet (wi-fi) is available for individuals wanting to use their laptops, tablets, phones or other devices in the library. Wi-fi is currently only available during the library's open hours.

Copy, print, scan & fax

Pricing for photocopies or computer printouts is $0.25 per page for black-and-white and $0.50 per page for color. Copies can be made on 8 1/2" X 11" or 8 1/2" X 14" paper.

Faxes can be sent or received for $1.00 for the first page and $0.50 for every subsequent page. The Library's fax number is 269-665-7788.

Documents can be scanned and saved to your portable drive or sent via email. There is currently no charge for this service.

Notary Public

Notary services are available for $5.00 per document; call for available times.

The most common function of the notary is to prevent fraud by attesting to the identity of a person signing a document. Notarization on a document certifies that the person whose signature is entered on the document personally appeared before the notary, established his or her identity, and personally signed the document in the presence of the notary. Duly appointed and impartial Notary Publics may take acknowledgements, administer oaths or affirmations and witness or attest to a signature.


The Copyright Law of 1976 (United States Code, Title 17) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specific conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction [including that made by electronic transmission of reserve material] for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

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Galesburg-Charleston Memorial District Library
188 E Michigan Ave, Galesburg, MI 49053
Tuesday --- 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Wednesday --- 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Thursday --- 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Friday --- 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Saturday, 10:30 - 1:30
Closed Sunday and Monday