Loan Procedures

Your library card application is a contract so please read this information carefully.  There is no charge to borrow materials from Troy-Miami County Public Library, provided they are returned on time and in good condition.

To check out items, you must present your library card or photo ID, or should know your library card number and pin.  Any adult patron with no identification of their own may verbally verify personal information in order to check out library materials.

A staff member may waive some or all required identification if the patron is well-known to them.

It is the cardholder's responsibility to:

  • Let staff know if your name, address or phone number changes
  • Be financially responsible for materials borrowed with your card
  • Monitor the materials your child selects and checks out
  • Pay all fines/charges for the late return, loss of, or damage to all materials borrowed with your card
  • Report a lost/stolen card immediately because you are responsible for all items checked out on your card until it is reported

Reserving Items

You may reserve items online by accessing your account or you may ask a library staff member to reserve items for you in-person or over the phone during library hours.

Loan Periods

1 Week Loan: Express items

3 Week Loan: all items except Express items

Renewing Items

Physical checked-out items will be automatically renewed up to five times unless:

  • The item is reserved for another patron
  • The item has reached the maximum number of allowed renewals
  • The item is owned by a SearchOhio Consortium partner that does not offer the service
  • The patron's account has accrued $10.01 or more in fees

Digital content, including ebooks, cannot be renewed.

Overdue Items and Fees

Notices for items almost-due and auto-renewed are emailed to patrons 2 days before the due date.  Eligible items are renewed at that point.  Items cannot be checked out if more that $10 is owed on the account.

  • 3 days past due - first overdue notice is sent
  • 14 days past due - second overdue notice is sent
  • 21 days past due - library account is blocked and the patron is billed for the replacement cost of the item