Borrowing

 Getting a Library Card

  • If you are an Ohio resident, please bring with you to the library  a picture ID with current address & one other piece of identification to sign up.   You will need some proof of your current address. (Examples: Car registration, postmarked envelopes from bills or other mail sent to your address, checkbook.)
  • Children under 18 will need their parent or guardian to come into the library and sign their application form.  Children should be at least 5 years old and in Kindergarten.
  • You are NOT required to get one of the "new" cards.  Your old card will still work as before.  If, however, you would like to replace the old card just to have the convenience of the new keychain cards the standard $1 replacement fee will apply.
  • We do NOT accept the image of a library card on your smartphone for checkout.
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Library Cards issued at Hillsboro, Leesburg, Lynchburg, & Greenfield can be used at all the  Highland County District Libraries .  You do not need one for each of those libraries. 

Other Policies:

  • Note: We no longer accept the library cards of other county libraries.-August 2005
  • Effective July 1, 2009 there will be a charge of $2.00 per item for out-of-system interlibrary loan requests to cover return shipping costs. ("Out-of-system" means that you did not find it in our SEO catalog.)
  • Lost or damaged items:

    Damage to library items will be assessed by circulation supervisor and charged according to the age of the item and the severity of the damage. Items with damage severe enough to cause withdrawal from circulation must be paid for.  The charge will be added to the user's account automatically.

    An item is considered "lost" when it has become substantially overdue or reported as lost.  The replacement cost of lost items will be automatically charged to your account.  The library does not accept replacement copies, rather than payment for lost items.  If you find and return a lost item within 6 months of payment, you will be issued a refund.

 

Checking Out:

The first time you checkout you can take out only two items,  after that the following rules apply.

Materials Days Loaned Limit Late Fee
Most Books & Toys 28   10 cents/day
New Books, Magazines, & Audio Books 14   10 cents/day
CD-ROMs 14   50 cents/day
DVDs 7   50 cents/day
Interlibrary Loans Period determined by the library from which we borrow them. Items requested must be picked up and & returned to use Interlibrary Loan services again. 10 cents/day
eBooks 21 10 items They "return" themselves

 Can't Make it Back When the Library is open?

Each library has an outside book drop to return materials after hours.
If you have a card, then you can renew renewable items either over the phone, or with a home PC and a PIN (set this up at the Circulation Desk) via the web.  Items may not be available for renewal if someone else has placed a hold on the item or if you have already renewed the item twice.

To Phone Us with Questions:
937-393-3114 Main Library at Hillsboro | 937-981-3772 Greenfield Library
937-780-7295 Leesburg Library | 937-364-2511 Lynchburg Library