Borrowing Policies

Borrowing Materials

Loan Periods for Circulating Materials

Books, Pamphlets, Magazines, Books on CD, Music CDs circulate for 28 days and DVDs for 7 days.


Most items may be renewed two times, either in person or by telephone during regular library hours or online. Items on reserve may not be renewed.

Returning Library Materials

Return books at any Holmes County District Public Library location. All locations have an after-hours book-drop that may be used when the library is closed.

Through the library’s participation in the SEO Consortium, books borrowed from other public libraries in Ohio may also be returned at any Holmes County District Public Library location.

Checking out Items on Hold

Items on hold will be filed according to a system designed to protect patron privacy. To find your holds, simply look for the first letter of your last name, followed by the last four digits in your library card number.

For example:
Patron Name: Avid Reader
Patron Card Number: 21365000123456
Hold Code: R3456