Getting Your Library Card
Residents of Ohio are eligible for cards. Proof of address is needed before you can borrow library materials. Show a photo ID with your current address at the Check-Out Desk. If your photo ID does not have your correct address, a second form of ID with the correct address, such as a piece of mail addressed to you, is required. If a child does not have an ID , parents or guardians may provide it.
Your new card will be mailed to you. At the time you register for your card, you may borrow five items, two of which may be from the audiovisual collection. Once you have received your card in the mail, you may check out more items. If you do not have proof of your current address, we will establish your account without borrowing priviledges. When you return with your card you may borrow materials.
Established patrons may borrow up to 150 items simultaneously.
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There are fines of 10¢ a day per item for all overdue materials except "Fast Read" books and "Fast View" DVDs. "Fast Read" books and "Fast View" DVDs are $1.00 a day per item..
If you owe $5.00 or more, you may not check out more items until your account is paid in full.
If you lose an item, you will be charged the cost of the lost item, plus a $4.00 processing fee. The library has a procedure for replacing lost materials and does not accept replacement items purchased by patrons.
Replacing a lost library card costs $3.00.
There is a fee of 50¢ for each interlibrary loan request processed.
To have another person pick up your library materials, you may lend them your card, but you are responsible for fines and fees incurred on it. Alternatively, you may name a Designated Borrower. This must be done in person at the Check-Out Desk by presenting your library card and identification, and filling out a Designated Borrower form. Your designated borrower's name will then be entered into your patron record granting them the ability to check out items for you. You may have more than one designated borrower.
Most items are loaned for three weeks. Videos, CD-ROMs. DVDs. and "Fast Read" books are loaned for one week. "Fast View" DVDs are loaned for three days. You may request a longer vacation loan on most items. Teachers may also request longer loan periods on items for classroom use .
Materials are renewable three times unless there is a "hold" on the item. Vacation loans and Teacher Collections  are renewable twice for an additional three weeks each time. "Fast Read" books are not renewable. Once an item has been renewed the maximum number of times, it must be returned to the library to give others the opportunity to borrow it.
Renew in person, by phone, or through the Online Catalog . Over the phone we will need the last six digits from your library card barcode and the name of the title you wish to renew. Online you will need the same six digits, plus the last four digits of your telephone number to log into your account .
Wright Library allows all patrons, regardless of age, to borrow materials from all areas of the library's collection. The staff does not monitor or judge the materials selection of any borrower. Parents are strongly encouraged to accompany their children to the library to help them slect appropriate materials. It is the parents' right and responsibility to monitor their child's library use.
Parents who do not wish their minor child to have a library card must put that in writing. Parents may also choose, by signing a form, to restrict their minor child's library card from being used to borrow all audiovisual materials. A parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor may see the child's library record by providing the child's library card number or by being named a Designated Borrower on the child's account.
You can request that items be placed on hold for you. You can do this yourself using the Online Catalog , by calling the Reference Department (294-7171), or by coming to the Reference Desk in person. For any hold request you will need to provide your library card number. The number of items you can have on hold at one time is limited to 50.
When the item you have requested comes in, our phone notification system will call you as soon as the item is available. The item will be held at the Check Out desk for seven days. If you would like to receive email notices, please sign inform the circulation staff at the Check Out desk..
For highly popular items, the Library orders multiple copies, but the waiting list can still be lengthy. "Fast Read" copies of popular books and "Fast View" copies of popular DVDs cannot be placed on hold and may be available when a regular copy is not.
Any Oakwood resident who is permanently or temporarily unable to visit the library may participate in the Telefriend program. Materials of your choice will be pulled for you to be delivered by a volunteer. Call the Reference Desk (294-7171) for more information and to register.