Services

Due to staffing shortages the Nelsonville Library will be offering curbside service only, 10AM-3PM until Jan. 27, and will be closed Saturday January 22.

What materials can I check out?

Most library materials can be checked out for two weeks, with up to six renewals if the item hasn’t been put on hold.

Reference materials (marked REF or JREF on the label) and Local History materials (LH) need to be viewed in the library and are not available for checkout.

Fine-Free

  • ACPL doesn’t charge late fees or fines.
  • If an item remains overdue for more than 14 days, your account will be frozen (“restricted”). You won’t be able to check out/renew anything or sign up to use library computers.
  • Restricted accounts are cleared as soon as all long-overdue items are returned.

Holds

When the item you want is checked out, you can place that item on hold. When the item is returned, it will be held for you, and you will be notified.

Automatic Renewals

Applicable items will be automatically renewed for another two weeks, up to six times.

Note: If someone puts a hold on an item you have checked out, renewals do not apply.

Your Reading History

To keep your checkout history on file, you will first need to opt in. You can do this by asking for assistance at your local library or by logging into your account, then clicking on “Your privacy” in the left-hand sidebar menu.

If you choose to save your history, the “Your reading history” link will show your current and previous checkouts moving forward.

Interlibrary Loans

We can locate and borrow specific books from other Ohio libraries in the SEO Consortium.

To use this service, contact any of our libraries, and we’ll help you locate the book you need.

Countywide Loans

You can request that an item be sent to another branch for pickup. Place a hold in our library catalog and choose one of our seven locations. If the item’s available, it will be sent to you, usually within a few days.

Purchase Suggestions

Looking for an item ACPL doesn’t already own?

We accept suggestions for book purchases. Purchase decisions are made using a number of criteria, including review journals and other online sources.

For more info, see our Collection Development Policy.

Branch Services

  • Computers and WiFi. See also: Internet Use and Safety.
  • Copying/Faxing/Scanning
  • Notary Services. Appointments strongly encouraged. Contact your local library for more info.

Meeting Rooms

To reserve a room or the Library Stage, request a room online, or contact a library location directly.

See also: Meeting room policy.

Outreach

At-Home Library Service

For county residents unable to visit a library due to illness, disability, caregiver responsibilities, or an ongoing lack of transportation.

Talking Books

For county residents living with visual or physical disabilities.