All library memberships are for the period of one year. Each library member may check out up to 8 items at a time.
Residents who live inside the city limits of Parma receive library cards free of charge (paid by taxes). City residents must provide Photo ID and proof residency, such as a water, power, or garbage bill.
Residents who live outside Parma city limits are assessed at $20.00 per Family/Household, and $10.00 for senior citizens.
The library offers over 20,000 titles, with new items added regularly. Books are both fiction and nonfiction and include titles intended for small children through adult, as well as specialty collections such as Spanish Language, Large Print, and Graphic/Manga. Books may be checked out for 3 weeks, and can be renewed 3 times.
DVDs may be checked out for a period of one week, and cannot be renewed. There is a limit of 3 DVDs per patron.
DVDs will be inspected prior to checking out. If the DVD is returned with damage such as surface scratches and excessive fingerprints, the patron will be charged a 50-cent resurfacing fee per disc.
Please treat our DVDs kindly so that everyone can enjoy them!
The library offers a selection of Books on CD. Titles rotate in and out monthly. Audiobooks may be checked out for a period of 3 weeks and may be renewed.
The library is part of an ILL system which allows the borrowing of books between participating libraries. This is a free service extended to all patrons, and available titles may be found in our online catalog using the “Search Other Libraries” function. ILLs may be checked out for two weeks and may be renewed.
Hoopla Online Library
Hoopla is an online library offering 500,000 titles in the form of audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos. Titles are rotated in and out monthly, and all library patrons receive access to Hoopla for free. 5 titles may be downloaded per month and are automatically returned at the end of the lending period.
Please ask the librarian for assistance setting up a Hoopla account, if needed.
Computers and Internet Policy
High-speed WiFi is always available at the library. It even reaches outside the building! Ask the librarian for the password and feel free to browse on your own device.
Our library has 6 public computers. Patrons must sign in and out of the computer logbook. Ask for headphones at the desk if you wish to watch videos or listen to music. Currently, to encourage social distancing, half of the computers are closed down, and the use of computers for video games is prohibited.
Printing and Scanning Services
Patrons may print from the computers or their personal device, and can copy documents at the front desk. Cost is 10 cents per page in black and white. Color copies are available for 20 cents per page, but require assistance from the librarian.
Scanning services are free of charge.
The library does not currently offer faxing services.
The library offers access to a 3D printer by appointment only. Models are printed in PLA plastic. Files need to be in STL or OBJ format.
Beginning June 1st, 2021, there will be a nominal fee to use the 3D printer.
Adult Book Club
(Currently on hiatus due to Covid–stay tuned!)
Held the second Thursday evening of each month at 7pm at the library, this lively group of adults come together for an hour of discussion, perspective and social interaction. The next month’s book is chosen at the meeting and books are distributed to those wishing to read ahead. A library card is not required for participation.
Envisions Media Lab
Currently Closed due to Covid – we hope to be running again soon!
The Envisions lab offers access to a number of STEAM activities and tools including a green screen, cameras, and lighting for making fun photos and videos!
Books for Sale
The library offers a small selection of books for sale year-round. Pricing is $1.00 for Hardcover and $0.50 for paperback.
In June and November there is a book and bake sale with a much larger selection. If you are trying to locate a specific title, feel free to ask the librarian.
Newspapers and Historical Archives
The library carries recent issues of the Idaho Press Tribune for a period of several days. There are also digital archives of The Parma Review from the years 1909-1986.