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How Do I Get a free Library Card?

  • All Ohio residents are eligible to get a Library card.
  • You're never too young or too old to become a library cardholder!
  • For a Youth card, anyone under 18 years old must have an accompanying adult sign the card application, taking responsibility for the account. The adult must have a valid photo ID and proof of current address (if different from ID).
  • If you are under 18 and don't have an adult signer, you can get a special, 3 For Me library card. This card is limited to 3 physical material checkouts at a time and can also be used for digital borrows. See all the details about the 3 For Me card.
  • Anyone age 18 years old or older must have a valid photo ID and proof of current address (if different from ID) to apply for a library card. 

Library Card Application (fillable form or download and complete)

Institution Card Application (fillable form or download and complete)

For information on acceptable forms of identification, contact the Circulation Department: 330-296-2827 xt 400


What can i do with my Library Card?

How long may I keep materials?

Most items circulate for fourteen days. New video games, Lucky Day and new DVDs circulate for seven days. Holiday and other scheduled closed days are excluded from the date due and fines due calculations.


  • Materials will automatically renew, up to five times as long as the item is not on hold and if your account is in good standing.
  • You may manually renew online, in person, on the app, or by phone 24/7 at (330) 296-5870.

WHAT if my materials are OVERDUE?

Item Overdue fee
mobile hotspots  $1.00/day
board game  $.50/day
Search Ohio/Ohio Link  $.50/day
Lucky Day materials $.10/day
all other materials  $.10/day

If your materials are due, you may renew them on the mobile app, by logging into your online account, or by calling our Public Service desk 330-296-2827 ext. 400

Once your account has accumulated fees totaling $10.01 or more, you cannot check out materials. 

Senior citizens (60+), Americans with disabilities, Outreach patrons, teachers and institutions are exempt from overdue fines.