Using the Library
Getting a Library Card
A patron may elect to allow the library to store a patron photo with their account. This would allow a patron to check out materials in the absence of a card or ID. Photos will be taken by the library using library equipment and will be for library circulation use only. Patron photos should be updated annually. Photos of minors will require permission from the parent or guardian. Because minors do not usually have access to photo identification, library staff will provide services to a minor for that minor’s account, provided the minor can verify his or her name, address and birth date OR if the minor has a photo on file.
Acceptable Proof of Residency:
- Ohio Drivers License
- Ohio Identification Card
- Mail with the correct address
- Bank Statement
- School Records
- Major Credit Card Bill
- Voters Registration Card
- Paycheck Stub
- Utility Bill
- Concealed Carry Permit
Lost, Stolen or Damaged Cards
Adult & Juvenile Books & Magazines
Audiobook, Music CDs & Playaways
KITS (limit 2 $0.50/day)
Browser copies of new books
Launchpads (limit 1 $0.50/day), DVDs or Blu-Rays (limit of 10 $0.25/day), Board Games ($0.50/day)
Fines are $0.10/day unless otherwise noted.
Patrons may have a maximum of 100 items checked out at one time.
Lost, Damaged or Incomplete Materials
Overdue and Fines Notices
Educator/Institutional Card Registration
Talking Book Program
The Talking Book Program provides free recorded books, magazines, and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled and reading disabled Ohio residents of all ages. Materials are sent directly to borrowers by postage-free mail.
You can call us at 419 994-5531 or stop by the library for more information or an application. A PDF version of the application is available here.
Eligible patrons can choose from a wide selection of bestsellers, non-fiction, biographies, classics, mysteries, romance, westerns, cookbooks, how-to books, teen and children’s books and many more!
The library is a sub-lending agency for the State Library of Ohio Talking Book Program in partnership with the Ohio Library for the Blind and Physically Disabled – Cleveland Public Library (OSBPD), Regional Library for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) of the Library of Congress.
Disk Repair Service
You can have up to five disks (CD, DVD or Blu-Ray) cleaned at the library for a suggested donation of $2.00 per disk. The resurfacing process will remove most scratches, but not all disks can be repaired.
During the months of December and January, Ashland County one-year dog tags can be purchased at the library. Kennel licenses or multiple year tags are not available.
Copy and Scan
A photocopier (black and white or color) is available to patrons for the cost of 20 cents per side. You can also scan to a USB device.
During tax season the library has a small selection of state and federal tax forms available. We will be happy to help you print the forms that you need from irs.gov.
If you are 60 years old or older the library will process your application for a Golden Buckeye card. It will be mailed directly to you.
The library is the place to find the most up to date voter registration forms and information.