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Apply for a Card         in-house only


Required: picture ID, current address
Fees: Ohio residents  Free

Out of state:  $5.00 one time fee

Under 18 years - must be accompanied by legal guardian/parent with picture ID, current address  Fee:  None

Cards are mailed to the patron.  You may have a total of 4 items checked out at one time until you receive your card.  No limit after that.

Replacement Card:

Adult: $3.00   Minor: $1.00


Borrowing Materials /Using the Library
You must present a valid Kinsman Free Public Library or Clevnet member card to:  borrow materials, pick up holds, & use Internet stations.

Fees:  any fee posted to your account will restrict access to interlibrary loan.
A fee of $1.00 or more will restrict card from any use.

Damaged/Lost fees will restrict card from use.  DVD rental fees must be paid at the time of rental.


Access YOUR ACCOUNT Online
You will need user name or barcode (no spaces) and your password  (default: 8-digit birth date). You may change the password at any time.

Loan Period
7 Day       Video/DVD    Magazines

14 Day     All other materials unless noted

Items are due by closing time of date due.  Loan restrictions may apply on Clevnet  and Interlibrary Loan items.  Items from outside this library will have their own loan periods.  Check your receipt for all dates.


Renewal of Materials
Request for renewal may be made in the following ways:  in person, by phone, and online.  After hours: leave message.

A total of 4 renewals, per item.
Renewal is not available on: hold items, current magazines.  Interlibrary Loan renewals are at the discretion of the library.

Card Holder Responsibilities

Signer of any application is responsible for all material charged out on that card (adult and minor), and any payment/fees incurred on that card.

Report all lost/stolen cards immediately.  Card holders are responsible for all materials charged on the card up until the time of notification.

Report all changes in name and contact information to the library.


Overdue Materials

Fees are assessed per item, per day.

$ .10  per item, per day - Books, magazines, audio & digital books, compact discs, videocassettes, computer software

$ 1.00 per item, per day  - DVD, games

Overdue notices are sent automatically to card holders.  After a set time, the overdue item(s) will be considered lost and the cardholder or responsible party will be billed.

Reserve Materials  (place a hold on)

You may reserve items:
in person, online, by phone, and from any library catalog terminal.
To reserve items you will need: your library card number and pin number.
You will be notified when the item becomes available.  Items will be held for 3 Days for pickup, unless otherwise noted.

Pick-up of reserve material:  You will need the library card used when placing the hold.  Holds are not switchable to another patron’s card.

Auto Holds   Automatic reserve of new material by author.  Ask a staff member to register for this service.

After Hours Returns

Book and Audio-Visual (DVD, video, CD, Audio books, computer software) drop boxes/material   returns are located curbside in front of the library. 

 Cardholders are liable for any damages that may occur to materials placed in the returns.  Items are not discharged from the cardholder record until inside the library building.

When the library is open, it is always a good idea to return items inside the library, rather than use the drop boxes

Do not force or overstuff items in the returns.

Damaged, Lost Material

Repair/replacement fees are charged and will include a processing fee.  Minimum repair fee is $2.00 per item.


Payment of Fees

Payment Accepted:  Cash, check (with valid library card & I.D.)Library does not accept Debit or Credit cards.Fees may be paid in full or installments.

Returned Check Fee:  $30.00

Interlibrary Loan:  OLS-MORE, OCLC

Statewide borrowing system OLS-MORE provides free access to items not available at this library or through Clevnet libraries.
Requests for an item may be done: in the library from PAC’s (card catalog), Internet terminals via the library webpage, and from outside the library via the webpage.

OCLC service is available for patrons who wish to search outsideOhio and other sources.  There may be a considerable charge for this service, determined by the lending library.  Ask for details.

  $3.00 per item fee will be assessed for all Interlibrary Loan items not picked up within seven (3) days of notification (phone or email).  

Public Internet Stations
All patrons: provide valid, fee-free card at check-in. Under 18 yrs: must have permission form on file.  Only registered, cardholder at station.  Under 10 yrs: parent/guardian must accompany juvenile at the station, at all times.  One (1) hour limit during busy times.  Non-cardholders:  Adults with valid picture ID will be allowed access to stations.  Under 18 yrs are restricted from access.               Free Wi-Fi.    All users are bound by Kinsman Free Public Library Internet Use Policy.



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