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 5-7 business days.
  • Items will remain on hold shelf at pickup location for 7 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.
  • There is a replacement fee of $25 for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date.

OhioLINK Policies

  • Items are usually available within 5-7 business days.
  • Items will remain on hold shelf at pickup institution for 7 days.
  • Loan period is 21 days for printed items (6 renewals) and 7 days for media (3 renewals).
  • A replacement fee of $125 will be billed for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date.
  • OhioLINK policies and charges are determined by the OhioLINK consortium and cannot be waived or negotiated.