Services

Policies:

Reserving materials may be done in person at the library, over the phone, or online through our website catalog or SEO Libraries App with the use of a card and pin number. Items may be requested from any of the over 200 libraries in our state-wide system.

Renewing items is possible online, in person, through the SEO Libraries App, or over the phone. Items may be renewed up to four times as long as there are no reserves on them. A message left on the answering machine after hours will be renewed as the day on which it was left.

Fines are 25¢ a day for all overdue items (except for Hotspots, which are $1 a day) with a limit of $5 an item. Patrons with unpaid fines over $25 will receive three mail notices before being sent to a collection agency.

Wi-Fi Access is free to the public and simply requires a password, which is available from the staff after the patron has signed the Internet Access Policy, agreeing to abide by Library internet guidelines.

We can now allow patrons to check out items on a library card from any of the other libraries in our system, including Napoleon Public Library, Defiance Public Library and Liberty Center Public Library, and many others.

Services:

The Children’s department in the basement of the library offers a wide range of subjects for young readers in a comfortable, colorful environment. Arranged on winding shelves in bright hues that are accessible to little ones, the books for children are sorted by reading level and author in the fiction section or subject in nonfiction and are marked with color-coded stickers for Accelerated Readers.

Internet Computers are available to the public and simply require signing up at the circulation desk. Patrons can use one of our 3 public computers for 30 minutes a day if another person is waiting. We also offer free Wi-Fi Access.

Printing and Photocopying are 25¢ a page for black and white or color.

Faxing is $3.50 for up to ten pages with additional pages a dollar each. A cover page is free.

Scanning to email is free through our public copy machine.

Laminating Service  is offered by the staff at our circulation desk and costs $1 per page.

Local History & Genealogy items are located on the main floor and are easily accessible, but cannot be checked out. The collection also includes a Microfilm Reader with films of local newspapers and select census records.

The Ellison Die-Cut Machine is situated in the basement and can be used by patrons, who must bring their own paper.

Homebound Delivery Service for community members unable to come to the library offers delivery of items upon request.

Curbside Service is an option for patrons who prefer not to enter our building. Simply give us a call to schedule a time to pick up your items.

The Book-drop is located in the side of the building in the alley, next to the Postal box. Books put into the drop after closing will be checked in as the date on which they were returned. DVDs, Audios, and Hotspots cannot be put in the book-drop.

Book Discussions meet monthly at the library. All readers are welcome.

Our monthly newsletter The Chronicle is available in print or via email (click here to sign up) and offers news and events.

During the warm months, the library offers a Summer Reading Program that rewards readers of all ages for time spent reading with prizes, events and exciting crafts.

 

Materials:

Books may be checked out for two weeks and are divided into Fiction, Nonfiction, Large Print, Oversized Paperback and Paperback sections.

eBooks, music and video downloads are available on our online catalog and through the Libby App. With just a library card, patrons can download eBooks to their devices for a 21-day loan period and can choose to be notified when requested eMaterials are available.

Magazines can be checked out for two weeks, including current issues.

Local Newspapers are available for viewing in the reading area, or behind the circulation desk.

Wireless Mobile Hotspots are a great way to access free Wi-Fi on the go, and can be checked out for two weeks.

Tablets & Tablet Hotspots are accessible for three-week checkouts and require a $50 returnable deposit.

DVDs & Blu-Rays are loaned for two weeks and can be requested from other libraries. Collections include fiction, nonfiction, travel, and children’s.

Audio Books come in CD or Playaway format for adults, and CD, tape, or kit for children. The loan period is two weeks.

Music CDs from a variety of artists are on hand and can be borrowed for two weeks.