Loan Periods and Lending Policy

Loan Periods

If no holds, 10 renewals permitted per item.

Item TypeHow Long?
How Many?
DVDs7 Days
Playaway Launchpads
7 Days
Everything Else
21 Days

Lending Policy

Your library card is the key to unlocking the endless possibilities of the Toledo Lucas County Public Library’s collection. It's simple to get, even easier to use, and priced so everyone can afford it.

All Ohio residents may apply for a free Toledo Lucas County Public Library card at any of our locations. Residents of other states who pay Ohio property or payroll taxes also qualify for a free library card. Proof of tax payment required.

In addition, the Toledo Lucas County Public Library offers any organization (schools, businesses, churches, non-profits) in the state of Ohio the opportunity to obtain an organization card.

While a library card is available to all who request it, use is a privilege and one that comes with responsibilities. When you register for a card, you agree to be responsible for all materials borrowed and any overdue fines and any loss or damage of Library materials. Your library card belongs to the Toledo Lucas County Public Library and may not be used by other persons. You should have it with you to borrow materials from the Library or to use the Internet. Customers under the age of 17 need the signature of a parent or guardian who must show a valid ID with current address to receive a Library Card. Both child and parent/guardian must be present. The Access Card does not require a parent's signature. Please call 419.259.5200 for more information.