Patrons may reserve materials which are not immediately available for patron use, but are in the collections of the Ashtabula County District Library and/or Serving Every Ohioan (SEO) libraries. When the reserved materials are available to the patron, the library will notify the patron via email or text message. The material will be held for the patron for a period of one week.
After one (1) week, the next patron on the list will be notified of the availability of the item and the same procedure will be followed. If no additional patrons are waiting for the material, the material will be placed back into general circulation. The library will not leave more than one message regarding a hold on a specific item. Relay of the message to the appropriate person in the household, and prompt retrieval of the material, are the responsibility of the patron.
In addition, Interlibrary Loan (ILL) offers library patrons the opportunity to request and receive books that are not owned by the Ashtabula County District Library (ACDL) or the Serving Every Ohioan (SEO) Consortium. Through ILL, you'll have access to the circulating book collections of all the libraries throughout the United States.
Materials borrowed through interlibrary loan have a circulation period determined by the lending library, not the Ashtabula County District Library. Therefore, it is crucial that materials borrowed through interlibrary loan be returned in a timely manner. Habitual failure to return items by their due date may result in individual loss of ILL borrowing privileges.