FAQs

Could you tell me more about library cards?
Library cards are free to all Ohio residents; non-residents pay a fee for a family card. The card is good indefinitely when used regularly and may be used at any Wood County Library. Charge for a replacement is $1.00. If you lose your card, please report the loss to the library as soon as possible. You are responsible for materials borrowed on your card up to the date loss is reported.  There are no age restrictions for Way Library cards and we encourage everyone in the family to sign up! When applying for a library card, you must show proof of name and current address. Children under the age of 18 must have their application signed by parent or guardian.

When you register for a card, you agree to be responsible for all materials borrowed against it.  You are solely responsible for any overdue fines and any loss or damage of library materials.  You are responsible for materials borrowed with your card up to the date the loss is reported.

Golden Buckeye cardholders are exempt from overdue fines on materials which have been checked out on their own library card for their own personal use.  Lost or damaged materials must be paid for, however.

How do I reserve a book?
Now that we are part of the SEO consortium, holds may be placed on items owned by libraries throughout the state.  Holds may be placed online, by phone or by a librarian at the Information Desk.  There is no charge for this service. We will call or email you when the item arrives and ask that you pick it up within two days.

Do you deliver?
The library can arrange for delivery to homebound individuals. We also provide delivery service to senior facilities in Perrysburg.

Can I return books when you're closed?
Our convenient drive-up book drops are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Even overdue items can be returned in them.  You may pay your fine on your next visit.  Please, do not put money in the book drops for fines.  If you’re returning audio-visual materials, please use the special book drop located in the wall of the library, to the left of the entrance.

Library Cards
Library cards are free to all Ohio residents and are good indefinitely when used regularly.  Non-residents pay an annual fee for a family card.  Replacement fee for a lost card is $1.00.  Report the loss of a card as soon as possible.  Your Way Public Library card may be used at any SEO Consortium library, including all Wood County libraries.  Each card carries a personalized barcode and may not be used by other persons.

Directory of Services

We Offer:

Special Features:

  • Early Learning Center
  • Children's programs
  • Larimer Children's Collection
  • Pick Up & Go collections for busy parents
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Reel Talk and Reel Art film discussions
  • Book discussion groups
  • WGTE-PBS Program Club ("Reel Opinions")
  • Book Buddy home delivery
  • Research databases
  • Consumer information
  • 4 Conference rooms with amenities
  • Computer classes
  • Technology computer lab
  • Self-Checkout station for books and magazines

Equipment you can use in-house:

  • Typewriter
  • Color copier
  • Black &White and Color Laser printers
  • Book scanner
  • Large screen TV
  • "Merlin" Enhanced Vision System
  • Wheelchair
  • Strollers
  • Handicap accessible walker
  • Shopping baskets


Late Fees and other useful information:

Fines are charged for overdue materials. The amount varies according to the type of material and lending library. Way’s fines are as follows:

* 10 cents per day per item for most items
* 50 cents per day for Reader's, Listener's and Viewer's Express

How will I receive my late notices?

As of September 1st, 2009 Way Public Library no longer uses the US Postal Office to send late notices.  Please make sure we have a current email address where we can send these notifications.

How long can I keep it?
Most books circulate for 4 weeks. New books circulate for one week or two and videos and DVDs for 7 days; and music CDs and books on tape/CD may be checked out for two weeks. Material borrowed from other libraries may have different loan periods.

What if I'm going on vacation?
Vacation loans may be arranged for some materials.

What about renewals?
Items may be renewed if no one is waiting for them. Renewals can be done in person, by telephone or online.

What if I lost it?
Current list price is charged for lost or severely damaged items.