Since the city of Roseburg is taking over the defunct Douglas County Library, they are going to charge anyone not in the city limits $60 for a library card. That is totally out of line. How can those on a fixed income pay this exorbitant amount? Plus, many depend on using a computer for job hunting and resume writing.

Tommy Keen

Roseburg

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melrosereader

Mr. Keen, Why should the taxpayers who live in Roseburg subsidize your use of the City of Roseburg's library? To my mind, fair is fair. $60 a year is equivalent to 20 small cups of Dutch Bros coffee.

Old Tobi

I am on a very limited income. $60 is indeed a huge chunk to take out of one's budget in any given month (it's the equivalent of my annual property tax and on top of the $60 I already pay each month for home internet service), but five dollars a month is not. Creating a monthly automatic payment plan would facilitate many low-income folks' ability to manage a "subscription" to library services.
As to the resume writing/job-seeking help, folks registered with the Employment Department should qualify for passes of some kind. I suspect there are multiple sites in town where they can access computers, but more help doesn't hurt.

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