How do I get to the library?
Seymour Library is located at 176-178 Genesee St., Auburn. The parking lot is behind the building. From Genesee Street, turn onto Fort Street, then turn onto Bostwick Avenue. The parking lot is at the end of Bostwick Avenue. On-street parking also is available.
How do I get a library card?
To apply for a card, come to the library and bring formal identification that includes your name, a document showing a current residential address or a property tax receipt, and signature. Patrons must have their card with them to borrow materials. Library cards are not transferable.
Residents and owners of property in the Seymour Public Library District are eligible for full borrowing privileges. People who live outside of the Seymour Public Library District but within the Finger Lakes Library System (for example, anywhere in Cayuga County outside of the Seymour Public Library District) are eligible to receive a card with limited borrowing privileges.
Those who live outside of the Finger Lakes Library System (for example, in Onondaga County) can purchase a library card by paying an annual borrower's fee of $60 for the first household library card and $5 for each additional card.
How can a child get a library card?
In most cases, applying for a child's library card is simple. A child who lives in the library district must have an adult at least 18 years old to serve as a sponsor and to accept financial responsibility for all materials charged to the child's card. There is no minimum age for a child to receive a library card, and children are not required to provide identification.
The adult sponsor does not need to be a relative or a resident of the library district or system, but the adult must provide formal identification with a signature and address. As co-signer on the application, the adult accepts financial responsibility for all materials charged to the child's card, and may be informed of the details of the child's library status. All children under the age of 18 require an adult co-signer when they register for a card.
An adult must co-sign each time the child's card is renewed.
Adult co-signers who also have a Seymour Library card must have an account that is in good standing.
Other circumstances: Children who do not reside in the library district but have a parent or legal guardian who owns property within the library district may be eligible to receive a library card. In those cases, the parent or legal guardian owning the property must be the one to sponsor and co-sign the child's application, and the property must be owned personally, not by a business or corporation. Additional documentation may be required; please contact the library in advance to streamline the process.
Teachers: Teachers working at locations in the Finger Lakes Library System may be able to act as agents on behalf of their students. Please contact the children's librarian for instructions and details.
How can I ask the library to add a book (or movie, audiobook or other materials) to its collection?
We're always happy to hear from readers about the materials they want. If you're at the library, talk to a clerk about the item you're requesting. If we're unable to find it within the Finger Lakes Library System, we'll ask you to fill out a request. You may also access the request form here and send it to or drop it off at the library.
How can I find out about new books at the library?
We'd love to send you a weekly e-mail that lists the latest additions to our collection. Sign up for our Wowbrary service here.
How can I make a comment or suggestion?
We have suggestion boxes at several locations in the library (in the lobby, children's room and teen room), and we invite you to fill out a form and leave it in the box. You may also access the form here, print it, and send it to or drop it off at the library.
What is the library's policy on internet use by children?
Anyone 17 years of age or younger must have a Seymour Library internet permission slip signed by a parent or guardian and on file at the library. The form is available here. A written note from a parent or guardian cannot be used as a substitute for the form.