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Membership and Library Services

Library Membership

Annual membership for the Library is $10.00.
 

Membership Benefits 

  • Browse the collection
  • Borrow up to 10 items at a time; 1 month circulation
  • Research consultation up to 1 hour
  • Make copies at .05 per page.

Note:  Magazines and journals do not circulate. The Library does not mail items to members.

Hours
Please call ahead to schedule an appointment:  (413) 323-4531.
Mon.-Fri. 9am to 5pm;  weekends and evenings.

Returning Items
Items may be returned to the Library (or box outside the Library) or mailed using the lower rate for "media" to NESFI Library, 275 Jackson St., Belchertown, MA 01007.

Membership Agreement:

  • Call ahead to confirm Library availability for the day you plan to visit
  • Call ahead to schedule research consultations that may exceed half an hour
  • Pay annual Library dues of $10.00
  • Sign out all items you borrow
  • Return items promptly, in good condition, and identified with your name
  • Notify the library of changes in address

  • Member Special Services:

    • Information Retrieval

    The librarian can help you define the scope of your information needs, conduct a search for specific information, provide copies of material from the Small Farm Library, and recommend additional resources.

    Cost: $15.00 per hour plus $.20 per page and shipping charges, minimum order $5.00. First half hour free to Library Members.

    • Technical Summaries

    The librarian is available to develop technical summaries and/or bibliographies on specific topics. Currently available bibliographies may be viewed and printed free of charge.

    Cost: $15.00 per hour plus $.20 per page and shipping charges, minimum order $5.00. First half hour free to Library Members.

    • Hard Copy Orders

    Hard copies of library resource materials can be ordered via phone and e-mail and will be provided by mail (subject to copyright regulations). 

    Cost: $.20 per page and shipping charges, minimum order $5.00.  Subject to copyright regulations.

    To arrange for these services, call 413-323-4531 or e-mail library@smallfarm.org.