SearchOhio and OhioLINK Policies

Materials from SearchOhio and OhioLINK

If we do not own an item you want, we offer the free service of borrowing it from another library when possible. This service takes place through SearchOhio, a consortium of public libraries throughout the state or OhioLINK, a consortium of Ohio's college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio. The policies for each of the services are different. Please note the differences below:

SearchOhio Policies

  • Items are usually available within 3-5 business days.
  • Items will remain on hold shelf at pickup location for 10 days.
  • Loan period is 21 days for printed items, audiobooks and music and 7 days for DVDs. All items may be eligible for up to 3 renewals.
  • Overdue fine is 50¢ per day with a maximum overdue fine of $25.
  • An additional replacement fee of $25 will be billed for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date.

OhioLINK Policies

  • Items are usually available within 3-5 business days.
  • Items will remain on hold shelf at pickup institution for 10 days.
  • Loan period is 21 days for printed items (4 renewals if no holds on item) and 7 days for media (no renewals).
  • Overdue fine is 50¢ per day. Returning an item that has been billed and/or is more than 30 days overdue will incur a $25 fine.
  • A replacement fee of $125 will be billed for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date.
  • Borrowing privileges are denied to any user who has one or more overdue items on account.
  • OhioLINK policies, fines and charges are determined by the OhioLINK consortium and cannot be waived or negotiated.