FAQ's in: Borrowing Policies

There is no charge for normal wear and tear or minor damage that doesn’t affect an item’s usefulness.

The charges for lost or damaged materials:

  • Entire item or items owned by Greene County Public Library damaged beyond use: price from the item record, plus a $3 service charge.
  • Lost or damaged Resource Sharing—OCLC/Worldcat items: $20 per item plus any
    replacement charges levied by lending library.
  • Lost or damaged Resource Sharing—SearchOhio & OhioLINK items: $25 per item.
  • Lost booklets from CD, DVD or CD-ROM packages: $5.
  • Lost or damaged bin for classroom collection or KEY kit: $5.
  • Lost hanging bag from an audio-tape, CD-ROM or other material: $5.
  • Lost video case, CD case, or audio cassette case: $5.
  • Lost map from travel book: $5.
  • Lost Leased audiobook or CD: $50.
  • Lost tape or CD from a multi-part, unabridged audiobook: $10 per tape or disk.
  • Lost tape or CD from a multi-part, abridged audiobook: Cost of the entire item, plus
    the $3 service charge.
  • Lost tape or CD from a multi-part work: Cost of the entire item, plus the $3 service
    charge

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Item Loan Period Number of Renewals
Console Games 1 week 3
DVDs 1 week 10
OhioLINK DVDs & Media 1 week 3
SearchOhio DVDs 1 week 3
WorldCat DVDs 1 week 0
Express Books 1 week 0
Adult Books 3 weeks 10
Audiobooks 3 weeks 10
CD-ROM 3 weeks 10
Children’s Books 3 weeks 10
Magazine 3 weeks 10
Music CD 3 weeks 10
Playaway 3 weeks 10
SearchOhio Books 3 weeks 3
OhioLINK Books 3 weeks 6
Teen/YA Books 3 weeks 10
Art 6 weeks 10
Outreach Items 6 weeks 10
WorldCat Books varies 1

Renewing Materials

Most items may be renewed if another patron has not requested them. Please note the following exceptions.

  • Express books may not be renewed.
  • Print items obtained via Worldcat can be renewed one time; non-print items obtained via Worldcat cannot be renewed.

How to Renew Materials

You can renew materials online using My Account or call (937) 374-1396.

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Item Fines Max Fine
Console Games 10¢ a day $5
DVDs 10¢ a day $5
Adult Books 10¢ a day $5
Audiobooks 10¢ a day $5
CD-ROM 10¢ a day $5
Children’s Books none
Magazine 10¢ a day $5
Music CD 10¢ a day $5
Playaway 10¢ a day $5
Teen/YA Books none
Art 10¢ a day $10
Outreach Items none
SearchOhio Items 50¢ a day $5
OhioLINK Items 50¢ a day $5
WorldCat Items 50¢ a day $5

Patrons Excused from Fines

The following patrons are excused from fines:

  • Patrons 60 years of age and older
  • holders of Golden Buckeye Cards
  • active military and family (spouse and dependents)
  • homebound patrons served by the Outreach Services Department

Please note that all patrons are required to pay any fines or damages for Resource Sharing materials (SearchOhio, OhioLINK, etc.) and Express Books. In addition, all patrons are required to pay any charges for lost or damaged items.


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Item Number of Renewals
OverDrive Digital Downloads 1
Console Games 3
DVDs 10
Express Books 0
Adult Books 10
Audiobooks 10
CD-ROM 10
Children’s Books 10
Magazine 10
Music CD 10
Playaway 10
Teen/YA Books 10
Art 10
Outreach Items 10

Renewing Materials

Most items may be renewed if another patron has not requested them. Please note the following exceptions.

  • Express books may not be renewed.
  • Print items obtained via Worldcat can be renewed one time; non-print items obtained via Worldcat cannot be renewed.

How to Renew Materials

You can renew materials online using My Account or call (937) 374-1396.

Public Policy Manual

Download our Public Policy Manual for complete details on all library policies.



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