Frequently Asked Questions:

What's my PIN?
Your PIN is usually the last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file for you.

Does the library take donations of used books and movies?
We welcome donations of books and other materials that expand and enhance our collection or are suitable for resale. Please visit the WPLFF website for the latest updates on their donation policies.

Late fees and other useful information:
Starting in October 2018, Way Public Library no longer charges late fees for most returned items. (There are a few exceptions, such as Party Express items. Due to their exclusive, time-sensitive nature, they are still subject to a maximum four-day checkout period and an overdue fine of $10 per day.)

  • Accounts with three or more overdue items will assume a temporary “suspended” status and further checkouts will not be permitted until all overdue items are returned.
  • Lost or damaged items will still result in replacement or repair costs, and the account will be suspended until all charges are paid.
  • Any item that is kept for 30 days past its final due date will be considered lost. The account will be suspended and automatically assessed a non-refundable $12 referral charge plus the replacement cost of the item, and referred to Unique Collection Agency.

How will I receive my late notices?
Please make sure we have a current email address where we can send due date and late item reminder notifications.

How long can I keep my checkouts?
7 days: magazines, feature film DVDs, classic DVDs, foreign DVDs, video games
14 days: new adult fiction and non-fiction, music CDs, TV series DVDs, holiday books, cake pans, Beyond Books items
28 days: audiobooks, children’s books, non-fiction DVDs, and other adult books (including new titles over 310 pages)

Materials 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?
Physical items checked out from the library now renew automatically. You will receive an email before the items are due as a courtesy. We will automatically renew eligible items if there are no holds on the item that has been checked out. It will also automatically be renewed up to four times if eligible. Beyond Books, not including Party Express items, will automatically renew once if no holds are placed on that item.

Patrons will receive an email with a list of items that were successfully renewed.

Items that cannot be auto-renewed are as follows:

  • Items that have reached their renewal limit
  • Items someone else has requested or placed a hold
  • Viewers, Reader’s and Listener’s Express items
  • Items that are already overdue.

What if I lost an item?
The current list price is charged for lost or severely damaged items.

Could you tell me more about library cards?
Library cards are free to all Ohio residents. Non-residents pay a one-time fee for a library card. Your Way Public Library card is good indefinitely when used regularly, and may be used at any SEO Consortium library, including all Wood County libraries. The charge for a replacement is $1. Download and open the “SEO Libraries” app available for iOS and Android. Sign in with your Way Library card number and Way Library’s app will open automatically. Your library card will be stored in this app and the digital bar code can be used to check out items also. 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 the 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 a parent or guardian. Each card carries a personalized barcode and may not be used by other persons.

How do I reserve a book?
As 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 email or text you when the item arrives and ask that you pick it up within 7 days.

Do you deliver?
The library can arrange for delivery to homebound individuals. We also provide delivery service to senior facilities in Perrysburg. For more information, visit our Homebound Delivery Service page.

Can I return borrowed items when you're closed?
Our convenient drive-up book drops are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  

Do you have a Fax machine?
Yes. We are not currently charging for faxing services. 

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