Getting Your Library Card
Residents of Ohio are eligible for cards. Show a photo ID with your current address at the Check-out Desk. If your photo ID does not have your correct address, a second form of ID with the correct address, such as a recent piece of mail addressed to you, is required. When you register for your card, you may borrow five items, two of which may be DVD/Blu-ray. Your card will be mailed to you. Once you have received your card in the mail, you will have provisional borrowing privileges for 60 days. This allows you to borrow a total of 20 items, 5 of which can be DVD/Blu-ray. After the 60 day period, if the account is in good standing, you will be able to borrow a maximum of 150 items, of which 25 may be DVD/Blu-ray. (Exceptions may apply for teachers and teachers in training with proper identification.)
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There are fines of 10¢ a day per item for all overdue materials except "Fast Read" books, "Fast View" DVDs, Blu-ray movies and “Doorway to Dayton” museum passes, which are $1.00 a day per item.
If you owe $5.00 or more, you may not check out more items until your account is paid in full.
If you lose an item, you will be charged the retail cost of the lost item, plus a $4 processing fee. The replacement cost will be waived if you provide the library with a new, identical item to replace the lost one. A $4 fee is still charged to cover the cost of processing the replacement item. If you have paid for a lost item and the item is found and returned within twelve months of the date you paid, you can get a refund, minus the $4 processing fee and an overdue fine. A refund check will be issued the next time checks are run.
Accounts not settled within 60 days may be turned over to a collection agency. A $10 collection agency fee is added to these accounts.
Replacing a lost library card costs $3.00.
There is a fee of 50¢ for each interlibrary loan request processed.
To have another person pick up your library materials, you may lend them your card, but you are responsible for fines and fees incurred on it. Alternatively, you may name a Designated Borrower. This must be done in person at the Check-Out Desk by presenting your library card and identification, and filling out a Designated Borrower form. Your designated borrower's name will then be entered into your patron record granting them the ability to check out items for you. You may have more than one designated borrower.
Most items are loaned for three weeks. DVDs and "Fast Read" books are loaned for one week. "Fast View" DVDs, Blu-ray movies, and “Doorway to Dayton” museum passes are loaned for three days. You may request a longer vacation loan on most items. Teachers may also request longer loan periods on items for classroom use .
Materials are renewable three times unless there is a "hold" on the item. Vacation loans and Teacher Collections  are renewable twice for an additional three weeks each time. "Fast Read" books, "Fast View" DVDs, Blu-ray movies, and “Doorway to Dayton” museum passes are not renewable. Once an item has been renewed the maximum number of times, it must be returned to the library to give others the opportunity to borrow it.
Renew in person, by phone, or through the Online Catalog . Over the phone we will need the last six digits from your library card barcode and the name of the title you wish to renew. Online you will need the same six digits, plus the last four digits of your telephone number to log into your account .
Wright Library allows all patrons, regardless of age, to borrow materials from all areas of the library's collection. The staff does not monitor or judge the materials selection of any borrower. Parents are strongly encouraged to accompany their children to the library to help them slect appropriate materials. It is the parents' right and responsibility to monitor their child's library use.
Parents who do not wish their minor child to have a library card must put that in writing. Parents may also choose, by signing a form, to restrict their minor child's library card from being used to borrow all audiovisual materials. A parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor may see the child's library record by providing the child's library card number or by being named a Designated Borrower on the child's account.
You can request that items be placed on hold for you. You can do this yourself using the Online Catalog , by calling the Reference Department (294-7171), or by coming to the Reference Desk in person. For any hold request you will need to provide your library card number. The number of items you can have on hold at one time is limited to 50.
When the item you have requested comes in, our phone notification system will call you as soon as the item is available. The item will be held at the Check Out desk for seven days. If you would like to receive email notices, please sign inform the circulation staff at the Check Out desk..
For highly popular items, the Library orders multiple copies, but the waiting list can still be lengthy. "Fast Read" copies of popular books and "Fast View" copies of popular DVDs cannot be placed on hold and may be available when a regular copy is not.
Any Oakwood resident who is permanently or temporarily unable to visit the library may participate in the Telefriend program. Materials of your choice will be pulled for you to be delivered by a volunteer. Call the Reference Desk (294-7171) for more information and to register.