Library Cards & Borrowing

Applying for a Library Card

  • All Ohio residents are eligible to get a Library card.
  • There is no age requirement to become a Library cardholder.
  • Individuals under 18 years old must have an accompanying adult sign the library card application taking responsibility for the account in order to receive a library card. The adult must have a valid photo ID and proof of current address (if different from ID).  Youth Library Card Application
  • Individuals ages 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. Adult Library Card Application

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

Benefits

  • Request, borrow and return materials to any public library in Portage County.
  • Request items from almost any library in Ohio with SearchOhio (state-wide interlibrary loan service) and OhioLINK (universities).
  • Access your library record online 24/7.
  • Place hold and renew items online 24/7.
  • Sign up to receive emails of upcoming library programs.
  • Place holds and view materials recently purchased by Reed Memorial Library.
  • Download free e-books and audiobooks from our online digital library.

Circulation

  • Materials are renewable two times if there are no holds on them.
    • Books, audio materials, puppets, games, puzzles and magazines: 14 days
    • Cake pans and DVDs: 7 days
  • Renew: Online, by phone (330-296-2827 x400), or in person.
  • Children may only check out movies labeled for children. They may not checkout adult movies using a parent's card unless the parent is present.
  • Vacation loans and teacher cards are available.

Responsibilities

  • You are responsible for all items checked out on your card.
  • Fines for overdue items:
    • Adults, teens, children: $.10/day/item
    • Senior Citizens (60+) exempt from the $.10/day. All other fees apply.
  • Additional fee of $.55 is assessed when you receive a mailing for items 2 weeks past due.
  • SearchOhio/OhioLINK fines: $.50/day/item
  • SearchOhio replacement fee: $25.00/item
  • OhioLINK replacement fee: $25.00/item

Loan periods and fines vary on items not owned by Reed Memorial Library

Click Here for our complete circulation policy.