Can you remind me to return books?

Inquiring minds


Each week the staff at the Roseville Library answers more than 2,500 questions on every subject under the sun. Here are some of the most interesting ones they’ve gotten lately.


Q. Do you have a system that will help me to remember to return books on time? Other library systems use reminder emails.




A. Actually, Ramsey County Library also offers an email pre-overdue notice feature. If you sign up for it, you should receive an email from us a few days before your items are due, reminding you of the upcoming due date. You can ask library staff to help you enroll in this feature. 

Of course, no system is perfect, and the date due slip we issue at checkout is still the most accurate reminder of when your books and other library materials need to come back. 

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 Q. Up until a few weeks ago, I could search for and request books on your website from my home computer. Now my searches show only a blank screen. I have a MAC and I normally use the Firefox browser. Is there something I need to update in my computer?



A. Have you checked to see if you have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed in your web browser? You can find the free update at  Sometimes, an older version of Adobe Flash can be the reason why our catalog won’t load on your computer. You can also try clicking to the left of the web browser’s address bar where there might be an icon that looks like a Lego brick. If the message you get is that the Adobe Flash plug-in is disabled because it is out of date, you can also choose to enable it.

If this doesn’t work, you might also try using a different browser like Internet Explorer. 



Do you have a question for the staff at the Roseville Library? You can call them at 651-724-6001 or ask your question in person at the Information Desk, Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Ave. Library hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.


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