The Philmont Library is Reopening!


Beginning Monday, September 14th

New Hours of Operation:

Monday and Wednesday- 1-5:30

Thursday and Saturday- 10:30-1:30

Friday- 1-4:30

Beginning September 14th, the Philmont Library will begin the next phase of our reopening. We will be limiting access to 5 patrons at a time for browsing. Two computers will be available for patrons. Browsing and computer use will be limited to 30 minutes. Curbside pickup will remain available. Please use the doorbell at the back entrance to pick up items and to enter the building.

We are committed to a safe reopening. Please help us keep our library healthy. Masks will be required to enter. We have them available if you need one. Please use the hand sanitizer we have available when you enter. The hand sanitizer must be used in order to browse and handle materials in the library. Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other patrons/staff in the library. Please be patient as we all navigate through this new way of bringing you services.

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The Philmont Library is Reopening!

Beginning Monday, September 14th

New Hours of Operation:

Monday and Wednesday- 1-5:30

Thursday and Saturday- 10:30-1:30

Friday- 1-4:30

Beginning September 14th, the Philmont Library will begin the next phase of our reopening. We will be limiting access to 5 patrons at a time for browsing. Two computers will be available for patrons. Browsing and computer use will be limited to 30 minutes. Curbside pickup will remain available. Please use the doorbell at the back entrance to pick up items and to enter the building.

We are committed to a safe reopening. Please help us keep our library healthy. Masks will be required to enter. We have them available if you need one. Please use the hand sanitizer we have available when you enter. The hand sanitizer must be used in order to browse and handle materials in the library. Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other patrons/staff in the library. Please be patient as we all navigate through this new way of bringing you services.

Philmont Library Now Fine Free!!

The Philmont Public Library will stop charging overdue fines to all cardholders as of January 1, 2020

We are happy to announce that the Philmont Public Library will now be fine free — with no late fines on books and media — as of Jan. 1, 2020.

Fines make up only slightly over 1% of our budget – a number that is dropping every year due to programs like automatic renewal and text message and email alerts. These programs have been successful in helping people keep track of their items and avoid fines. Therefore, fines are no longer a necessary incentive to ensure that items return to the library.

The library’s board of trustees chose to go fine free to decrease barriers to the collection and encourage people to come back to the library. Having late fines over $10 blocks a patron’s ability to borrow items and access their account on line. An inability to pay late fines causes some patrons to stop coming to the library. By eliminating late fines, we can better fulfill our goal of providing free and equitable access to lifelong learning and we hope to make it easier for all people to visit the library, borrow materials, and access our many online services.

We will still charge fees for lost, non-returned, and damaged items. Donations are also always welcome.

We are very excited to be able to provide a fine free library for the Philmont community. We hope to see even more guests coming through the front door to enjoy all that we offer. Part of our mission is to create a welcoming, accessible space. We feel that no longer charging overdue fees takes us one step closer to the goal.

Thank You!