Circulation Policy

Applying for a Library Card

  • Complete application.  Patrons are responsible for all items checked out on their card.
  • Show Ohio photo ID, or out-of-state ID with proof of Ohio address
  • Anyone under age 18 requesting a card must have a parent or guardian present to apply for a card.  The parent or guardian is responsible for all items checked out on their child's card, and must decide if the child has permission to use the internet.  The Library does not restrict access to materials based on age.
  • Overdue notices are not sent to patrons.  The patron is responsible for knowing due dates.
  • Patrons with fines $2.50-$4.99 can check out 2 books only.
  • Patrons with fines $5.00 or more may not check out any items.
  • Once fines reach $25.00, the account is referred to a collection agency.  A $10.00 fee is added.
  • Teachers can obtain a Teacher card to check items out for their classroom for 2 months.  These items may not be renewed.  A teacher may have a second NCPL library card for personal use.  Personal use items may NOT be checked out on a Teacher card.
  • Beginning in February 2017, patrons must have their library card or a picture ID with them to borrow items.
     

Lending periods, quantities allowed, & fines (first time borrows included)

  Item   Quantity allowed   Overdue fine per day   Lending period 
  Books   Unlimited   Adults $0.10     Childs $0.05   28 Days
  Quick Pick Books   Unlimited   Adults $0.10     Childs $0.05   14 Days
  Audio books   15 maximum   Adults $0.10     Childs $0.05   28 Days
  Magazines   15 maximum   Adults $0.10     Childs $0.05   28 Days
  Music and Software CD's   15 maximum   Adults $0.10     Childs $0.05   28 Days
  DVDs   7 maximum   $0.50   7 Days
  Quick Pick DVDs   2 maximum   $0.50   2 Days
  Games   2 maximum   $0.50   7 Days

 

  Service   Fee

Fees for other services

  Black & white computer printouts   $0.10 per page
  Color computer printouts   $0.50 per page
  Local Fax   $1.00 first page     $0.50 each additional page
  Long Distance Fax   $2.00 first page     $1.00 each additional page
  Copies   $0.15 per page