library cards

The Guernsey County District Public library permits all Ohio residents, regardless of age, the privilege of obtaining a library card. Out-of-state patrons may obtain a card, provided proof of employment within Guernsey County is shown.

Adult applicants must present identification showing current name and address. This may include, but is not limited to, a driver’s license, bank statement, or utility bill. Note or unmetered letters do not constitute proper identification. Questions concerning acceptable identification should be forwarded to the Director or designee.

For children, ages 17 or under, a parent or legal guardian must be present and able to provide the same type of identification required in the above paragraph and assume responsibility for items checked out on the child’s card.

Patrons are responsible for all materials checked out on their library cards. If materials are lost, damaged, or returned late, the patrons are responsible for paying fines or replacement fees.

The owner of a lost or stolen library card is responsible for all materials checked out on that card up to the time it was reported lost or stolen. There may be a fee to replace it.

In the event that a patron’s card becomes damaged or unreadable in the library’s automation system, the card will be replaced at no charge to the patron.

It is the responsibility of the card owner to advise library personnel of changes to their name, mailing address, or phone number. A new application card should be completed if the changes involve a new name.