[Libs-Or] Library Pay Phones

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org
Tue Jun 6 17:00:31 PDT 2017

We allow patrons to use our front desk phone for local calls of less than three minutes or so. It's an imperfect solution to a frustrating problem; there aren't any payphones left in town at this point.

Kirsten Brodbeck-Kenney, MLIS
Library Director
Driftwood Public Library
801 SW Highway 101 #201
Lincoln City, OR 97367
Phone: 541-996-1251
kbrodbeck-kenney at lincolncity.org

From: Libs-Or [mailto:libs-or-bounces at listsmart.osl.state.or.us] On Behalf Of Melissa Little
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 4:52 PM
To: 'libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us' <libs-or at listsmart.osl.state.or.us>
Subject: [Libs-Or] Library Pay Phones

We have been notified that the pay phone in our lobby is going to be removed by the carrier. They are getting out of the pay phone business. Previously we have directed most people to this phone in order not to tie up our phone lines. What do other libraries do? Does anyone NOT provide a phone option for patrons? How do you monitor/limit time?

Thanks for any feedback.

Melissa Little
Circulation Manager
Beaverton City Library | 12375 SW 5th Street | Beaverton, OR  97005-2883
p: 503.526.2598 |
mlittle at beavertonoregon.gov<mailto:mlittle at beavertonoregon.gov>

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