Borrow & Renew

Borrowing Items
You may borrow up to 20 items on your DPLS library card. The loan period for items is two weeks, unless otherwise noted.
Requesting Items
Items from DPLS or the SEO Consortium libraries may be requested online, in person, or by phone.  You can arrange to be notified by phone call, text, or email when your requested item arrives.
To Place a Hold Online:
1.  Go to the detail page for the item you wish to borrow
2. Click on the “Place a Hold” button
3. You will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN to log in to your account
4. Choose the library location where you want to pick up your item, and click the “Place Hold” button
Returning Items
Items checked out with a Defiance Public Library System card may be returned to Defiance Public Library, Johnson Memorial Library in Hicksville, or Sherwood Branch Library.
To promote broader access for all, DPLS has gone fine-free. All accrued overdue fines have been forgiven, and no overdue fines will be incurred going forward. Patrons are still responsible for lost and damaged fees. We ask that you return all items on time so that others may enjoy them.

Unless reserved by another patron, eligible items will renew automatically up to four times. Excluded items include those checked out on a homeschool/classroom card, or as part of our homebound delivery service. You can also renew materials in person, by telephone, or online by clicking here.