Thank you for beginning the process of applying for a new library card.

Immediately after applying for your new card, you will receive a temporary ID that will allow you to place a hold on one item from our catalog. Within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays, you will be e-mailed a second temporary ID. This one will allow you to place a hold on one item from our catalog and allow use of our electronic resources, including research databases, e-books and other sources like Hoopla and Lynda.com. This temporary ID is good for 4 weeks.

If you would like to request or check-out physical material and continue to use our electronic resources, you will need to obtain your permanent library card before the end of the 4 week period. You can do this by visiting any of our library locations.

Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian to obtain a permanent library card.

CLICK HERE to get your new library card.

  • Johnson Memorial Library

    116 West High St. Hicksville, OH 43526 Ph: 419-542-6200 Fax: 419-542-1015  Current Hours: Monday & Tuesday 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM Wednesday Read More
  • Defiance Public Library

    ​320 Fort St. Defiance, OH 43512 Ph: 419-782-1456 Fax: 419-782-6235 Current Hours: Monday-Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 Read More
  • Sherwood Branch Library

    117 North Harrison St. Sherwood, OH 43556 Ph: 419-899-4343 Fax: 419-899-3479   Current Hours: Monday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday Read More
  • Mission

    The Defiance Public Library System is committed to providing service to the people of the county in a friendly environment, Read More
  • Funding

    Public Library Fund As of January 2008, Ohio’s public libraries are funded through 2.22% of the state’s total general tax Read More
  • History

    Library services in Defiance County started around 1873, when a group of civic minded citizens formed the Defiance Library Association Read More
  • Volunteer

    The libraries of the Defiance Public Library System rely on our volunteers as a partnership in supporting library programs and Read More
  • Friends of the Lilbrary

    What Are the Friends of the Library? The Friends of the Library is a non-profit group formed to sponsor library programs and support services and Read More
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