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Lending

A library card is available free to anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Ohio. Identification that verifies current address is required. A parent's or guardian's signature is required for cardholders under age 18. Cards are honored in any Portage Library Consortium library (any branch of the Portage County District Library, Kent Free Library, and Reed Memorial Library). Cards are not transferable and there is a charge for replacement cards.

All library materials, except Children's Kits, may be renewed two times, if there are no holds on the items. Materials may be renewed in person, at a Portage County library, by phone, or online. Please call your local PCDL branch library to renew Children's Kits.

*Renewals are generally two times, dependent on demand for the item.  Vacation loans are available for most items.

 

Item Loan Periods:

Mobile Hotspots- 2 weeks, must be 18 or older to borrow
Books, Recorded Books on CD, Music CDs, Magazines- 2 weeks
DVDs- 2 weeks, must be 18 or older to borrow
Video Games- 2 weeks, must be 18 or older to borrow
Children's Kits- 2 weeks, must be 18 or older to borrow

SEARCHOHIO Materials- Generally 3 weeks
OHIOLINK Materials- Generally 3 weeks (except non-book items, 7 days and cannot be renewed)

 

Late Fines:

Fines are 10¢ per item, per day. 

SEARCHOHIO item fines are 50¢ per item, per day.  In addition, a non-negotiable replacement charge of $25 has been set by the SEARCHOHIO consortium for any damaged or lost items.

OHIOLINK item fines are 50¢ per item, per day. An item 30 days or more overdue will incur a $50 fine. In addition, a non-negotiable replacement charge has been set for any damaged or lost items. 
 

There is also a postage charge for each notice that is mailed out.

Our online catalog provides access to materials in all public libraries in the county. Reserve requests may be placed for most materials. Interlibrary loan is also available when desired items are not present within Portage County, please contact a staff member for requesting items not owned by a Portage County library.