Tompkins County Public Library

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

PATRON COMMENTS - January 2012

Comment:  As the Finger Lakes are an emerging wine region, it might be nice to consider expanding your wine section.
Response: Thank you for your suggestion. Your suggestion has been shared with the acquisitions librarian.

A DVD should be renewal based on the number of total hours not the number of disks, for example Auschwitz, inside the Nazi State.
Response: Thank you for your suggestion.

Comment: The library art book collection is great! It would be wonderful to expand it. Thank you.
Response: Thank you. Your comment has been shared with the acquisition librarian.

Comment: Game day is great fun for my family. Thank you.  Game day is awesome.
Response: We are thrilled that you enjoy this program, which is run by wonderful volunteers.

Comment: Patron called and said the collection agency is giving the wrong phone number for the library and the wrong extension for circulation.
Response: Thank you for this information. We are double checking with the agency to ensure that correct information is provided.

Comment:  Extra time on computer more than 65 minutes.
Response:  Demand for the computers is very strong. To provide equal access to all our patrons, we provide one hour day on our computer stations. There is also free wireless for anyone who has a laptop or mobile device.

Comment: Please keep kids programs on Tue & Friday. Thanks!
Response: Youth Services storytime programs will return in February. In the meantime we have play time in the Thaler Howell room with great new toys. Please join us.

Response: THANK YOU! You are welcome.

PATRON COMMENTS - December 2011

Comments: Love the Library! Please, please, please make better signage in the audio book area. I check out audio books often and find the section non-user friendly. It would be very helpful to have more signs on shelves (not just shelf ends) showing where to find things. Response: Thank you for your suggestion. We will review the signage in the audio book area and see what we can do to provide more help.

Comment: Wonderful service at reference. Wonderful computers and printers.
Response: Thank you for your comments. It means a great deal to us to get your feedback.

Comment: Thanks! You just saved me $50!
Response: We are delighted that we were able to help.

Comment: Would the library consider selling water? Would we consider a vending machine?

Response: Thank you for your suggestion. We have consulted with vending companies and they have indicated that the return would be too low to justify the service here.

Comment: Logging in to many of the computers means spending a few minutes disabling the various TOOLBARS…Yahoo, My Web Search(?) etc., which people have layered. Each makes the viewable screen smaller. Please disable this ability. Thanks
Response: Thank you for your comments. The internet computers are in heavy use throughout the day. Efforts have made to provide access to the most information to the biggest percentage of our patrons.

Comment: I think the library should have a wider variety of movies and books on tape.
Response: Thank you for your comment, which has been shared with our acquisitions librarian. We would also encourage you to suggest titles if we are missing some desirable items. Purchase request forms can be found at all the public service desks and on our website

PATRON COMMENTS - November 2011

Comment: I found the Value Calculator very interesting indeed. I knew I loved my local library for many different reasons but to put an actual dollar amount on it was a fantastic idea. I calculated the amount of my bi-weekly trip and found the results to be as accurate as possible.....the yearly cost would be off the charts. Thanks
Response: Thank you very much for your positive comments. We value our community and want to provide the best possible service.

Comment: Lamps on tables?
Response: Thank you for the suggestion. We will investigate the possibility.