Check-out Rules & Card Applications

Check-Out Rules


  • Ohio residents are eligible for a library card at no cost; out-of-state users pay a $35.00 annual fee. 
  • To obtain a library card, applicants must present a photo ID.  Minor applicants (17 and under) must be accompanied by parent/legal guardian in order to get a card.

Child Cards and Teen Cards:

  • Do not require parental signature.  Parents will be notified by mail that their child has received a card. 
  • ID not required, but child must know date of birth and contact information.
  • Only valid at WCDPL locations, accrue no fines/fees, and holds/computer access are not available
  • Child Cards: Children aged 12 and under may checkout up to 3 print books from the Children’s collection.
  • Teen Cards: Teens aged 13-17 may checkout up to 3 print books from either the Children’s or Teen collections.

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 100 items checked out at one time.

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).
  • Maximum fine is $5.00 per item.
  • Fines/fees for items from other libraries may accrue differently, based upon the lending library’s policies.
  • Once fines/fees reach a total of $5.00 on cards from any library in Wood County, the patron’s account is locked until the fines are paid.
  • Replacement cost will be charged 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 will be assessed a $10.00 fee and referred to a collection agency.  The $10.00 fee is nonrefundable.


  • 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::

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Catalog/My Account” tab.
  3. Click on“My Account.".
  4. Then enter your 14-digit barcode (no spaces) and your PIN (last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file).

Rev. 5/2014


Use the attachments below to download library card application forms PDFs

PDF icon Kid's Card648.58 KB
PDF icon Teen's Card665.16 KB
PDF icon Full-service Card462.15 KB