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Library Lending and Fee Information

Loan Periods

Item TypeHow Long?How Many?
DVD7 days20
VHS7 daysUnlimited
Pocket Video7 days2
Launch Pads7 days1
Search Ohiovaries25
Ohio Linkvaries25
eMediavariesvaries
Everything Else21 daysUnlimited

If no holds, 10 renewals permitted per TLCPL item.


Overdue Fines

Adult Card

Item TypeFine
Books, Audio and VHS20¢ per day
DVD and Pocket Video50¢ per day
Replacement Library Card$1 fee

Juvenile Card

Item TypeFine
Books, Audio and VHS10¢ per day
DVD and Pocket Video20¢ per day
Replacement Library Card50¢ fee

Senior Card and Ability Card

There are no overdue fines for our senior card and ability card holders.

Kids Card

There are no overdue fines for our kids card holders. There is a 3 book check out limit.


Lost Materials

The Library charges replacement price plus a $5.00 processing fee for lost materials. Replacement cost (less $5 for processing) will be refunded within 30 days. To obtain refund, receipt must accompany item.

Additional Service Fees:

Obituary: No fee, limit 3 per request

Collection Agency Fee: $10

AV Case Damage: $5

Power Cord Replacement: $15

Excessive fines or overdue materials may result in loss of library privileges.

Copy, Printing, Faxing and Scanning Fees:

Printing/Copying

  •     Black and white - 15¢ per copy with Library card
  •     Black and white - 20¢ with coins
  •     Color - 50¢ per copy with Library card
  •     Color - 55¢ per copy with coins

Faxing, Self-Serve

  •     No Charge

Faxing of library materials by staff

  •     30¢ per page if faxing to a location in Lucas County
  •     $1.50 fee plus 30¢ per page to locations outside Lucas County

Scanning

  •     No cost for scanning, printing fees listed above.

Materials from other libraries:

Search Ohio

Loan Periods:

All DVDs and VHS - 7 days

All books and other media not listed above - 21 days

3 renewals per item

Overdue Fines:

All materials: 50¢ per day

Lost or damaged items: $25

OhioLINK

Loan Periods:

Books - 21 days

All media - 7 days

4 renewals for books, no renewals for media

Overdue Fines:

All materials: 50¢ per day

Lost or damaged materials: $15 fine + $25 billing fee + $75 replacement cost = $125

Lending Policies

Your library card is the key to unlocking the endless possibilities of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s collection. It's simple to get, even easier to use, and priced so everyone can afford it.

All Ohio residents may apply for a free Toledo-Lucas County Public Library card at any local branch. Residents of other states who pay Ohio property or payroll taxes also qualify for a free Library card. Proof of tax payment required.

In addition, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers any organization (schools, businesses, churches, non-profits) in the state of Ohio the opportunity to obtain an organization card. Click here for more information.

While a Library Card is available to all who request it, library use is a privilege, one that comes with responsibilities. When you register for a card, you agree to be responsible for all materials borrowed and any overdue fines and any loss or damage of Library materials.

Your Library Card belongs to the Toledo Lucas County Public Library system and may not be used by other persons. You should have it with you to borrow materials from the Library or to use the Internet. Customers under the age of 17 need the signature of a parent or guardian who must show a valid ID with current address to receive a Library Card. Both child and parent/guardian must be present. Kids Card does not require a parent's signature. Please call 419.259.5200 for more information.

If you lose your card, notify Library staff immediately so that others do not abuse your privileges. If not reported, you are responsible for a maximum of $50 toward the cost of the items checked out on your card after it is lost or stolen (provided you furnish a police report within 30 days of loss). Notify the Library promptly of a change of name, address, or phone number.

Renew Items

Click the Account link at the top of the page. Then select Account/Renew Items.

Enter your barcode number and PIN (personal identification number)
in the appropriate boxes. If you do not have a PIN, try the last four
digits of your telephone number.

If that does not work and you are in any Library location, please see someone at the Circulation desk for assistance.

Click on Submit.

Your account information will appear and you will be able to see
what items you have requested, any fines you owe, and items you have
checked out.

Click on the line showing the number of items you currently have checked out.

You are able to renew all your items by clicking on the Renew All box.

If you only want to renew some items, click on the box(es) next to
the item(s) you want to renew. Then click on the Renew Selected box.

Change/Set my Pin

Click the Account link at the top of the page. Then select Account/Renew Items.

Enter your barcode number and PIN (personal identification number) in the appropriate boxes. If you do not have a PIN, try the last four digits of your telephone number.

Click on Submit.

Click on Modify PIN.


Pay a fine

Click the Account link at the top of the page. Then select Account/Renew Items.

Enter your barcode number and PIN (personal identification number)
in the appropriate boxes. If you do not have a PIN, try the last four
digits of your telephone number.

Click on Submit.

If you have a fine, it will be listed in the center of your screen. Click on that link.

Click on Pay Online.

Place a Request/Hold

Go to online catalog.

Find item you would like to request.

Click on Request It.

Login using your library card and pin. If you don't know your pin, click on Forgot Your Pin? or call 419.259.5202.

Select the pickup location from the drop down menu.

Click on Close to return to the catalog.

If the item you want is not available in the online catalog, click on the Search Ohio button on the right of the screen.

Click on the desired title.

Click on Request This Title.

Follow directions on screen.

Sign up for email notification

Click the Account link at the top of the page. Then select Account/Renew Items.

Enter your barcode number and PIN (personal identification number) in the appropriate boxes. If you do not have a PIN, try the last four digits of your telephone number.

Click on Modify Patron Info.

Enter email address and click Submit.

Get a Library Card

Check out the Library Card page to find out what type of card will work best for you or your organization. If you are over 17, you can get 30 day instant access to some digital resources without stopping in to a Library location.

PERMANENT CARD

  • Photo identification (must be 17 years of age or older)
  • Verification of current address (must be an Ohio resident)
    • Non-Ohio residents may contact the Main Library Circulration Desk for information regarding eligibility for a free or fee library card by calling 419.259.5202

If you don't meet these requirements, you can still get a Library Card. Check out the options on the Library Card page for more information on your options!

BORROWER’S AGREEMENT
I agree:

  • I am 17 years or older and a resident of Ohio.
  • I will not share my barcode and PIN with others.
  • To report a lost/stolen card immediately and not allow my card to be used by another person.
  • To pay all fines/charges for the late return, loss of or damage to all materials borrowed on this card.
  • To monitor the online site and content that my minor child(ren) access.
  • To accept full responsibility for all actions performed while using the Library’s Internet connection.
  • To comply with the Library's Code of Conduct. Check the following links for more details on the Library's Internet Policy and Code of Conduct.

I accept the above borrower's agreement. 
*Does not provide access to downloadable eMedia or physical materials from our collection.


Cancel or freeze a hold

Login to your account.

Click on the message after your name which indicates how may holds you have.

Click on the box under the Cancel column (on the left) for any title you would like to cancel.

Click on the box under the Freeze column (on the right) for any title you would like to freeze.

Click Update List.

Save my reading history

Login to your account.

Click on Turn On Reading History.

NOTE: If the Library is served with a subpoena, your reading history information may need to be surrendered to law enforcement officials.

Sign up for text message (SMS) notification

Note: This service is not available to Juvenile accounts. Each mobile phone number can only be used for one account.

To Opt In, go to: https://catalog.toledolibrary....

Log in using your barcode and PIN.

Select the Modify Patron Info button on the right.

Enter your mobile number in the appropriate field and check the Opt-In check box, and click the Submit button at the bottom of the page.

After you submit the page, your opt-in status will be set to pending until you complete the process.

You will then receive the opt-in confirmation message. Reply to this text message with Yes. You will get a message indicating if your subscription was successful.

You can also check the opt-in status in your patron record.

To Opt Out: (there are two ways to opt-out)

1) Text STOP to 35143 or

2) go to: https://catalog.toledolibrary....

Log in using your barcode and PIN.

Select the Modify Patron Info button on the right.

Remove your mobile phone number and uncheck the Opt In check box.

Get a Passport

Acceptance Agency Services are available only at Main Library, 325 Michigan St., Toledo, OH 43604

Monday - Thursday, 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Friday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Sundays, 1 - 4 p.m. (September - May)

Passport Photos available for $5. View other Passport Fees

How to apply for a passport

How to renew a passport

Passport cost

Get passport forms here

For general passport information