Transform your ideas about the library: celebrate National Library Week April 10-16
Defiance Public Library System with locations in Defiance, Hicksville and Sherwood will join libraries in schools, campuses and communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers. First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and by libraries across the country each April.
“Libraries Transform” is this year’s theme for National Library Week, April 10-16, 2016. In honor of National Library Week we wanted to share 11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do Through Defiance Public Library System.
11 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do Through Defiance Public Library System
You already know that Defiance Public Library System libraries are a great place to borrow books for free- we offer so much more than what’s on the shelves. Here are 11 things you might not know you can get from DPLS.
Check out our website, defiancelibrary.org, for more information about our services and current events. Visit any of our locations during National Library Week for a chance to win our special giveaway basket. There will be 1 giveaway basket per DPLS location. Earn 1 entry into the raffle per book/material you check out. Don’t have a library card? Sign up to get a DPLS library card during National Library Week and get 10 entries into the raffle!
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.
Anyone can use the resources of the Defiance Public Library System. Only patrons with a library card may borrow library materials or obtain use of library internet equipment. Juveniles ages 5-12, young adults ages 13-17, and adults are eligible for a library card.
Any person who lives, works, attends school or pays property taxes in the state of Ohio is eligible to receive a Defiance Public Library System card free of charge. Parents or legal guardians who signed permission for a juvenile’s library card may use the juvenile’s library card. Use of all other library cards is limited to use by the person whose name appears on the card. The library will merge or delete the records of any user found to have multiple active cards.
Any person not meeting the state of Ohio residency requirement will be issued a Defiance Public Library System library card upon payment of a fee established each year by the Board of Trustees. The single paid library card may be used by all members of an immediate family. The library will merge or delete the records of any user found to have multiple active cards.
All materials borrowed must be returned on or before the due date. Library materials due may be returned to any of the Defiance Public Library System locations in Defiance, Hicksville, or Sherwood.
Fines are charged for items returned after their due date. Cardholders are responsible for all fines incurred and for lost or damaged materials borrowed on their library card. Library card records with fines/fees in the amount of $25.00 or more will be sent to our debt collection agency.
The cardholder must agree to the following:
When applying for a Defiance Public Library card, an applicant must show proof of identity and that he/she lives, attends school, or pays property taxes in Ohio. To apply for a card:
Adults may use the following for verification of identity and address if it is 1 of the following valid Ohio State ID with picture:
Young Adults (ages 13-17) can show the same ID as adults. Alternatively, young adults may present 1 of the following, provided name and address are included in the documentation:
Juveniles (ages 5-12) must have their application completed and signed by a parent or legal guardian who shows proof of their identity and address.
If the above documentation is not available, any 2 of the following forms of identification are acceptable for adults and/or young adults, provided one shows a photo and/or signature and the other the applicant's current address:
*Note: Any of the above must be dated within the last 3 months, as indicated by the postmark or date of printed statement.
The name and address provided to verify identification must match the information entered on the application.
Cardholders are required to report change of name or address information promptly.
Special Notes on Young Adult Borrowers
Young Adults who are age 13 through 17 must present identification that indicates their grade level or age to obtain an application for a library card.
Special Notes on Juvenile Borrowers
Special Notes on Classroom Borrowers
Special Notes on Homebound Borrowers
Special Notes on Non-Resident (Visitor or Temporary) Borrowers
Loan Periods, Renewals, Fines and Fees
Unless exception is noted, the following apply:
Lost and Replacement Library Cards
The Defiance Public Library System provides a notification service for held items, overdue materials & other service-specific reasons. Notices are available via telephone or e-mail & the method by which you receive them is chosen at the time you apply for a card. Additionally, notices and bills for overdue material will be sent to the mailing address or email address on record at the Library. It is the responsibility of the borrower to notify the Library if any of their contact information changes.
Failure to receive a notice does not absolve the borrower from any fines or fees attached to their patron record.