Circulation Policies

Borrowing Policies

The Findlay-Hancock County Public Library welcomes you to enjoy the benefits of its services and resources. Listed below are the Library's policies and procedures on borrowing.

Welcome brochure (PDF)

Loan Periods

Magazines - 7 days (Currently displayed magazines do not circulate)
Music CDs - 28 days
Books on Compact Disc-28 day
DVD and Blu-Ray- 7 days (Must have parent or guardian signature if under 18)
Books - 28 days / eBooks-21 days (you may choose a shorter loan period)
Browsing items cannot be renewed and have special loan periods.  
Limit 50 items

The Book drop is available to patrons at the Findlay-Hancock County Public Library and the Arlington Branch. Both book drops are located at the front entrances.

Reference material, including our Local and Family History collection do not circulate. These items are kept in the library for the use of all patrons at all times.

Library cards
Patrons are required to comply with all rules and regulations and are responsible for all material checked out on their card.
Everyone under the age of 18 is required to have a parent's signature when applying for a library card. Anyone who presents two forms of identification, one of which shows their current mailing address, may apply for a free library card.

Reserving Materials
If the item you want is not on the shelf, you may wish to place a hold on it. You may place the hold yourself at any public terminal. You will be notified when the item is available. Once the item comes in, you have seven days in which to pick it up.

Renewing Materials
All materials may be renewed four times if they are not on hold for someone else. Items may be renewed in person or by telephone at: 422-1712.  Items may also be renewed online. 

Statement of Responsibility
By acceptance of your library card you agree to be responsible for all library materials borrowed with your card.
Immediately notify the Library in the event of loss, theft, or possible unauthorized use of the card. If the card is issued to a person under 18, the parent or guardian agrees to be responsible for the person's selection, use and return of library materials.

Interlibrary Loan
Items not owned by the Findlay-Hancock County Library system can often be borrowed from another library. Check at the Reference desk for further details.

Fees for Lost or Damaged Materials
The following rates apply to adult, young adult, and juvenile materials.

 Lost or damaged materials - Cost of the item

Missing or defaced bar code - $0.50 ·

Damaged AV container - insert and barcode- $2.50

Media bag - $2.00
Missing Insert--$1.00