In order to provide for the efficient and equitable circulation of materials, the library sets the following policies regarding borrowing eligibility; length of loan for various materials; limits on the number of items that can be borrowed; renewals; reserves; interlibrary loan; overdue materials charges; and damage and replacement assessments.
Public libraries in Ohio are funded by state income tax revenue. Therefore, any Ohio resident is eligible to have a borrower's card with proof of name and current address. There is no charge to have a borrower's card. A borrower's card is presented each time a user wishes to borrow library materials or use public equipment, such as computers.
How to Get a Library Card
To get a library card you must provide a valid Drivers license, or photo ID, and a legal
material to verify your current address.
Materials excepted for address verification include but are not limited to the following:
- Current valid driver's license.
- Current valid identification card.
- Current valid passport.
- Current valid bank book.
- OR recent mail received through the US Mail at the applicant's address.
If the individual applying for a card is a minor, the presence of a parent, guardian or custodial caregiver, with a library card is required to verify their name and current address. By obtaining a library card for their child, the parent, guardian or custodial caregiver agrees to assume financial responsibility for all materials charged on the minor's card.
Library Card Policy
Library cards are valid two (2) years from the date of the activation or renewal. Renewal of a library card requires the following:
- All overdue materials returned.
- All fines and fees must be paid in full.
- Address, phone number and email must be verified or updated.
The card holder (or the guardian of the minor) assumes full responsibility for all use made of the card. By receiving a library card, the borrower agrees to comply with all library rules and regulations, including but not limited to; paying all fines and fees; to be responsible for any loss or damage of materials; to provide immediate notice of any change of contact information; and to provide immediate notice if the card is lost or stolen.
Library cards my only be used by the card holder.
Card holders are expected to bring their library card with them any time they wish to borrow materials or use public equipment. If a Card holder has forgotten to bring their card with them, they may show a valid picture ID (school ID, Drivers license or Photo Identification card). Card holders who fail to present their library card repeatedly to borrow materials or use public equipment will be required to purchase a replacement card.
A one dollar ($1) fee is charged to replace a card (this is subject to change without notification).
The library reserves the right to deny card holder privileges to persons who do not present a library card when they wish to borrow materials or use public equipment.
The library reserves the right to refuse issuance of more than three replacement library cards to a borrower per validation period.
|Material Type||Loan Length|
|Books||3 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Audio Books||3 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Compact Discs||3 Weeks||6 Weeks|
|Items with hold queues||1 Week||N/A|
|Periodicals||1 Week||2 Weeks|
|DVD, VHS, and Video Games||1 Week||2 Weeks|
|Equipment||1 Week||2 Weeks|
Most reference, local history, and special collection materials do not circulate.
Extended loans may be available for senior citezens and card holders with extenuating circumstances such as travel or illness. Exceptions to be made at the Circulation Supervisor's discretion.
|Material Type||Item Limit|
|*may only check out juvenile VHS and DVDs|
Borrowers are permitted to have a maximum of sixty (60) items if an adult or thirty (30) items if a Juvenile charged on their card at any one time.
All library materials may be renewed one (1) time, unless on reserve for another card holder. Materials presented for renewal which have reserves on them must be returned immediately.
Renewal requests can be made by telephone, in person, or through the online service provided through our online catalog.
Only books (with the exception of genealogy and reference books) and audio-books may be placed on reserve. The card holder will be notified as soon as the reserved material is available. Once notified, the borrower has one (1) week to pick up the reserved item. Material with a ratio of 2 or more holds per item will have a limited loan period of one (1) week to allow timely access to popular titles.
Library materials can be returned at the circulation desk. For after-hours returns, materials can be left in our convenient return bin located near our front door. Library materials returned after their due dates will accrue the appropriate fines.
Fines for overdue library materials are as follows; ten cents ($0.10) a day up to a maximum of two dollars ($2.00) per item, if the item(s) are lost no late fine will be charged however the cost of replacing the item(s) including a $2.00 re-cataloging fee will be charged. If lost items are returned within 6 months