Borrowing, Fines, Renewals & Returns

Loan Periods, Loan Limits and Overdue Fines

Books Loan Period Fine per Item Loan Limit Renewable
Speed Readers 7 days 20¢ per day
no limit no
New Fiction & Non-fiction
14 days 20¢ per day
no limit yes*
All other books 28 days 20¢ per day no limit yes*
Magazines 14 days 20¢ per day 10 per card yes*
New Audio books 14 days 20¢ per day 10 per card (total)
yes*
Audio books 28 days 20¢ per day 10 per card (total) yes*
CDs 14 days 20¢ per day 10 per card yes*
3-Day DVDs 3 days $1.25 per day 10 per card (total)
no
7-Day DVDs 7 days $1.25 per day 10 per card (total)
yes*
3-Day Blu-Ray® 3 days $1.25 per day 3 per card (total) no
7-Day Blu-Ray® 7 days $1.25 per day 3 per card (total) yes*
Search Ohio/ INNReach items

21 days- print

7 days- CDs, DVDs, tapes

50¢ per day

$25 fee for lost or damaged items

variable yes*
OhioLINK items

21 days- print

7 days- CDs, DVDs, tapes

50¢ per day

$125 fee for lost or damaged items

25 yes*


Renewing Materials

Books and audio materials may be renewed in person or by phone or online. Renewals are limited to three per item,

*as long as there are no reserves on the item.
*How-to magazines check out for 28 days with no loan limit.

Renewals are not permitted on 3-day DVDs (Standard & Blu-Ray), Speed Readers or items on hold.

To renew by phone, call the automated Telephone Renewal Line at 419.524.3019. Use the regular phone number for your local library to renew materials at a branch location.

To renew online, you will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN). You can register for a PIN by phone or in person at any Library location.

Choose the Account Login link at the top of any page on this web site. You will be asked for your Library card number and PIN number. Enter those in the appropriate boxes. When you are logged in, click on Items currently checked out. Check the box next to the items you wish to renew, then click on the Renew button at the top or bottom of the screen. If the items you choose cannot be renewed, you will get a message telling you that.

You will need your library card number to renew by any method.

Reserves / Holds

Holds/reserves may be placed on all library materials except:
3-day DVDs (Stsndard & Blu-Ray)
Periodicals
Reference materials
Sherman room collection
Speed Reader
Holds may be placed in person or online.

Returning Materials

Library materials may be returned to any M/RCPL location, regardless of where they were borrowed. Drop boxes are available at all locations.

Liability for Lost or Damaged Items, Lost Library Card

Failure to return library materials or settle fines may result in the loss of borrowing privileges. Be careful of your library card and who you allow to use it. You are liable for charges to your card, just like a credit card. Report its loss or theft immediately.

    
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