Loan Periods/Fines & Fees

Please review our Circulation Policies for a full explanation of the information below.

Loan periods are:

  • Movies: 1 week
  • TV Series: 2 weeks
  • Select New Books (browsing collection): 2 weeks
  • Holiday Books: 2 weeks
  • Teacher Collection Books: 6 weeks
  • SearchOhio and OhioLink Items: The borrowing period is determined by the lending library. Staff will inform you of the amount of time you may borrow those items.
  • All Other Materials: 4 weeks

Most items that are not on hold will be automatically renewed for three additional loan periods. 

To access your library account via telephone: You can hear what items you have checked out, renew checked out items and hear what hold items you have waiting to pick up by calling 1-877-77-BOOKS (1-877-772-6657). You will need your card number and PIN to access your account. After your first call, you will only need to enter your PIN.

Overdue fines: The Granville Public Library eliminated overdue fines on January 1, 2019. There are still fees charged when items are lost, damaged or missing critical pieces. Please ask any staff member or call 740-587-0196 to ask about fees on your account. Any item kept 30 days past its final due date (after all renewals have occurred or if the item is on hold for another library user), your account will be billed for that item or items.Once the item is returned, the amount billed will be cleared from your account. Any library account with a billing for lost, damaged or missing items will not be able to borrow library items until the item is returned or the cost of the item is paid. 

After-hours and Remote Returns: Book and AV drops are located at the main entrance of the library and at Ross' Granville Market.  Please make sure all tapes, CDs, and DVDs are in their cases before you return them.  Items returned with missing materials will not be cleared from your account until the missing materials are returned. The drop box at Ross' Granville Market is emptied on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays. In the event of a holiday that falls on one of those days, the drop is emptied the next day. Items retrieved from the Ross's drop box are checked in the same day they are picked up.

Confidentiality Policy: To avoid errors and to protect the patron’s account, a patron should present a library card or photo identification when he or she checks out library materials.  If the patron cannot provide his or her library card or photo identification at checkout, library staff will verify the patron’s identity and account by asking the patron for his or her name as well as the phone number, birth date, or mailing address associated with the account.

Lost items: If you have lost or damaged library materials, you will need to pay for the cost of the item. If you find a lost item within one year of paying for it and it is in good condition, you may return it and ask that the library refund the cost of the item. If you returned the item, but it still appears on your library account, you can request that the library do a search of the shelves for that item.

Lost Card: Please contact us immediately to report a lost or stolen card. You are responsible for all items checked out on your library card, so please make your report as soon as possible.  Library staff will disable your lost or stolen card and provide a replacement at no cost.