Loan Periods and Fines

Loan Periods:

• Print — 3 weeks
• CDs — 3 weeks
• DVDs — 1 week
• Video Games — 1 week
• Hot Picks, Print — 1 week
• Hot Picks, DVD — 1 day
• Reference materials — 24 hours
• Teacher’s Collections — 4 weeks
• Juvenile Kits — 4 weeks

With the exception of Hot Picks items:

  • all materials can be renewed up to four (4) times after the initial checkout if there are no reserves for these items.
  • Renewals may be done via telephone, at a service desk, or via the Internet and catalog terminals by using your Personal Identification Number [PIN].
  • Renewal of materials borrowed from other libraries is at the discretion of the lending library.

Borrowing Limits:

Adult card holders

• Print — unlimited plus one (1) Hot Pick
• CDs — unlimited
• DVDs — 10 plus one (1) Hot Pick
• Video Games — 2
• Ebooks/magazines/streaming video & music:

◦ Overdrive — 10 checkouts & 15 holds at one time
◦ Hoopla — 15 per month checked out & 15 holds at one time

• Databases — unlimited access
• Public computers — unlimited access

 Child card holders

• Print — unlimited, no Hot Picks
• CDs — unlimited
• DVDs — 1, no Hot Picks
• Video Games — 1
• Ebooks/magazines/streaming video & music:

◦ Overdrive — 10 checkouts & 15 holds at one time
◦ Hoopla — 15 per month checked out & 15 holds at one time

• Databases — unlimited access
• Public computers — unlimited access

Student card holders

(Issued to minors age 17 and under without parental signature)

Only three (3) items may circulate at one time. Up to three (3) lost/damaged items waived per year.

Items are limited to:
• Print — no Hot Picks
• CDs — unlimited
• DVDs — 1, no Hot Picks
• Ebooks/magazines/streaming video & music:

◦ Overdrive — 10 checkouts & 15 holds at one time
◦ Hoopla — 15 per month checked out & 15 holds at one time

• Databases — unlimited access
• Public computers — unlimited access

Teacher card holders

• Print — unlimited, no Hot Picks
• CDs — unlimited
• DVDs — 10, no Hot Picks
• Video Games — 2
• Ebooks/magazines/streaming video & music:

◦ Overdrive — 10 checkouts & 15 holds at one time
◦ Hoopla — 15 per month checked out & 15 holds at one time

• Databases — unlimited access

Institution card holders

• Print — unlimited, no Hot Picks
• CDs — unlimited
• DVDs — 1, no Hot Picks
• Video Games — 2
• Ebooks/magazines/streaming video & music:

◦ Overdrive — 10 checkouts & 15 holds at one time
◦ Hoopla — 15 per month checked out & 15 holds at one time

• Databases — unlimited access


Fines and Fees

Ashtabula County District Library is a fine free library system
only replacement costs and processing fees will be charged for lost items.

Overdue Notices

Adult/Juvenile DVDs: When a DVD is two (2) days overdue, an Overdue Notice email is automatically generated. If no email address is available, a phone call is made or a print notice is mailed to the patron. When a DVD is nine (9) days overdue, an automatically generated Lost Book Notice/Invoice is e-mailed or mailed to the patron and the patron’s card is blocked from further borrowing.

All other items: When a item is seven (7) days overdue, an Overdue Notice email is automatically generated. If no email address is available, a phone call is made or a print notice is mailed to the patron. When an item is twenty (28) days overdue, an automatically generated Lost Book Notice/Invoice is e-mailed or mailed to the patron and the patron’s card is blocked from further borrowing.

Bookmobile

All items: When an item is twenty (28) days overdue, an automatically generated Overdue Notice is e-mailed or mailed to the patron. When an item is fifty-six (56) days overdue, an automatically generated Lost Book Notice/Invoice is emailed or mailed to the patron.

Processing Charges

  • Books & Audio/Visual materials/Paperbacks — $3.00 per item
  • Magazines — $1.00 per item

Other Charges

  • Lost Library Card — $1.00
  • Lost Storage bag — 50¢ each
  • Lost CD case — $1.00 each
  • Lost DVD case — $1.00 each
  • Lost DVD protective sleeve — $1.00 each

Refunds

  • When a patron returns a lost item, in acceptable condition, for which they have paid within the last 6 months, and have a receipt, the cost of the item is refunded by check from the library. The library retains any assessed service charges.

Damage to Materials

  • It is expected that library materials will undergo a significant amount of wear and tear.
  • Patrons returning materials in such a state that continued circulation is not deemed possible may incur the cost of replacement and processing.

Ashtabula Library/Administration
4335 Park Ave Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
phone: (440) 997-9341
fax: (440) 992-7714
Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 9am-8:30pm
  • Friday: 9am-6pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm

Geneva Library / Bookmobile
860 Sherman St. Geneva, Ohio 44041
phone: (440) 466-4521
fax: (440) 466-0162
Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 10am-8:30pm
  • Friday and Saturday: 10am-5pm

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