The institution has a leisure and legal library located in the main educational complex next to the Recreation Department. The leisure library has books available for loan and DVDs available for viewing with the use of your own headphones. The leisure library subscribes to a variety of magazines and newspapers. Your photo I.D. card is required to view periodicals and DVDs. The Library has access to the state Inter-Library Loan Service. A form 24 must be signed when checking out books from the Inter-Library Loan System.
The Law Library is now in an electronic format (ELL). An inmate law library clerk is available to assist you from 5:00 p.m. until 8:30 on weeknights and all day on Saturdays.
Sign-ups for DVD viewing are on Saturdays from 11:00-12:00 in the library. No one is allowed to view a DVD unless they are scheduled. Sign-ups are restricted to one time slot a week.
The leisure/law library hours are:
Monday thru Thursday: Saturdays
7:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sundays – Closed
5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday Holidays – Closed
7:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Note: Inmates may sign-up for legal library use on Saturdays from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. by turning in a copout requesting to be included in the Education out count for Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Inmates must turn in their cop out form by the preceding Friday at 12:30 p.m. Also note that inmates must bring their ID card for the count, and if an inmate signs up to be out counted, he must report to the education department at the 9:00 a.m. move. Ordinarily inmates being out counted will remain in the library until last call for main line is announced.
The leisure library is a valuable resource intended for the benefit of the entire inmate population. To ensure that the library collection is maintained at a high level of quality, the following rules are:
1. Only two (2) leisure library books and (4) inter-library loan books may be checked out and in your possession at a time. All ILL book due dates are set by the lending library and may be extended only at the discretion of the lending library.
2. Inmates may extend the check-out of an Interlibrary Loan book only one time. Extension times vary by library.
3. Only leisure library books and Interlibrary Loan books are allowed to leave the leisure library. No magazines, newspapers, or DVDs will be removed from the library area. They may not be taken to other parts of the Education Department.
4. By receiving a book, or Interlibrary Loan book, inmates assume full responsibility for returning it on or before the due date.
By receiving a DVD, newspaper, or magazine, inmates assume full responsibility for returning it on or before the designated yard recall for the time period that you are in the leisure library area. You must return the library book, magazine or newspaper you borrow by the due date in the same condition it was borrowed, or you will be subject to disciplinary action. Possible sanctions include restricting library privileges, monetary restitution and disciplinary segregation.
A debit-card operated machine is available for inmate copy service. The machine is located in the library and is to be used for authorized use only.