Union Pleasant Elementary Library

Ms. Barbara Donovan

Library Media Specialist


Room 137

9:00 am-3:00 pm

Every class comes to the LMC weekly for a library lesson and checkout.

Books get checked out for two weeks. The due date is stamped on the label on the back of the book.

Numerous overdues prohibit a student from further checkout. They will usually be given a printout of what they owe when that occurs.

Lost or damaged books can be either paid for or replaced. Check with Ms. Donovan if you have any questions.

Try the LMC Flipgrid!! Have a favorite book ready so that you can share a favorite character or happening in the book.


B&ECPL Online Library Card Application http://vf.buffalolib.org/vufind/OnlineSignup/Home/ has been updated and expanded. Most youth and adult residents of Erie County are now able to register online for a library card!

Applicants, 17 and up, will fill out the Adult Card application and receive a full privilege card.

Full privilege= access to online resources (ebook, audio books, Freegal, databases, Internet access in library buildings, as well as ability to check out physical items (books, DVDs, CDs, etc.)

Youth applicants, 16 and younger, are able to apply for one of two card types:

· If a parent/guardian fills in the consent area of the form, the applicant will receive a full privilege Youth Card. Parents will have an opportunity to change the profile to restrict video or Internet permissions upon receipt of the physical card.

· If the parent/guardian section is not completed, the applicant will receive a Student Digital Card. A Student Digital Card is enabled for online services only, including Overdrive/Libby, Freegal, and homework help via the research databases, etc. These cards cannot be used to check out library materials, nor do they allow the cardholder to access the Internet on a library computer. The card can be upgraded by visiting any library location with the parent/guardian.

All successful applicants receive their library card numbers via email. The physical cards are mailed to each cardholder’s home address.

All library cards, regardless of profile or current status, are able to take advantage of the library’s online resources. For example, if someone already has a library card, but it is blocked due to fines, they can still access Overdrive/Libby, databases and Freegal.

About Fines: Please note (and spread the word) that our Read Down Your Fines https://www.buffalolib.org/blog/read-down-your-fines-july-1-december-31-2020 program is running through December 31, 2020 and can be done entirely from home.

For more information, please contact Maria at the phone number below.

Maria Lowe

Librarian, Teen Services and Outreach

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

1 Lafayette Square

Buffalo, NY 14203