Check-out Rules

Check- out Rules

• Ohio residents are eligible for a library card at no cost; out-of-state users pay a $35.00 fee. 
• To obtain a library card, applicants must present a photo ID.

Loan Periods:
    7 days: Movies (Entertainment),  Music CDs, &  Browsing Collection Items

    28 days -  All Other Circulating Materials*
*Loan periods for items from other libraries may vary.  Please refer to your due slip.

• An individual patron may have no more than:
       o a total of 100 items checked out at one time
       o 50 pending requests at one time
       o 10 movies (entertainment) per person (or 12 per address)

Fines and Fees:
• Fines for items accrue at the rate of 25 cents per item per day for each day the library is open.
• Patrons over 60 years of age are not charged fines (show Golden Buckeye card or other ID).
• Fines never exceed the cost of the item.
• Fines for items from other libraries may accrue differently, based upon the lending library’s policies.
• Once fines reach a total of $1.00, for cards from any library in Wood County, the patron’s account is locked until the fines are paid.
• Patrons will be charged the replacement cost and a $5.00 processing fee for each item that is returned damaged or is lost.
• Lost library cards may be replaced for a fee of $1.00.
• Accounts with items 60 days overdue, or in excess of $25, will be assessed a $10.00 fee and will be referred to a collection agency.

• Items may be renewed twice online or over the phone, if there are no reserves on the item.
• Items brought into the library and renewed at the Checkout Desk can be renewed an unlimited number of times, if there are no reserves on the item.

Returning Items:
• The book/materials return is available 24 hours per day.

Patrons may access their own account to place requests for items that are currently checked out, renew items, or update their record by:
1. Going to and clicking the “catalog” button.
2. Click on the “My Account” tab.
3. Then enter your 14-digit barcode (no spaces) and your PIN (last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file).

rev. 9/13