Dee Culbertson, Director
Shawna Goostree, Fiscal Officer, Technical Services Manager
Karen Cannady, Circulation Manager
Melanie Lyttle, Head of Public Services
Shawn Walsh, Emerging Services & Technologies Librarian
How do I get a library card?
Bring something in with your name and current address on it (like your driver’s license or a utility bill), fill out the registration form and we will issue a card for you.
What can I do from home?
You can access your account on the internet to renew books and other checkouts, place holds and do research.
Go to “My Account” on our website. You will need your library card number and PIN
(Your PIN is the last four numbers of your phone number)
You can download and/or stream books, movies, magazines, music and more. Click on eServices for more info.
You can access numerous databases for research or study by clicking on eServices – Databases.
How long may I keep library materials?
Books, magazines, CDs, recorded books and puzzles: 3 week loan & renewable
Senior Citizens receive a 6-week check out on materials, excluding videos
Children’s books, magazines, CDs, recorded books, puzzles – 3 week loan & renewable
DVDs, Blu-ray, and some video games – 3 week loan & renewable
NEW DVDs, Blu-ray discs and video games – 1 week loan & not renewable
Express Books – 2 week loan & renewable once
Materials borrowed from other libraries circulate under the loan, renewal and fine policies of the owning library.
Madison Public Library respects the policies of the owning library.
How much are library fines?
New DVDs, Blu-ray discs and computer games (3-day) are $1 per day if overdue.
All other items are 10 cents a day if overdue, but there are no overdue fines on children’s items.
A card will be blocked if fines reach $10, or if 10 or more items are overdue.
Can I use a computer at the library?
Yes, the library has computers for public use in the adult and youth areas. We offer free Wifi access for patrons who bring in a laptop or other device.
Do you have a laminating machine?
We do offer laminating in the Create Space, at 5 cents per inch.
Can I copy, print, scan and Fax at the library?
How do I renew my materials?
You may call and ask us to renew your materials, or you can go to “My Account” on this website with your card number and PIN, and renew the items yourself.
Your PIN is usually the last 4 numbers of your phone number.
How do I pick up a hold for someone else?
Due to Ohio Privacy laws, you may only pick up another person’s hold if
1) you are the parent or custodial guardian of a minor child, or
2) the other person gives you his or her library card to present at pick-up.
Do you have a Notary at the library?
Bring the following with you: a valid government-issued photo ID, the documents to be notarized (filled out but unsigned), and any provided instructions.
- All Signers must be present
- Notary publics at the library reserve the right to decline service
How do I download audio books, music and movies?
The “eServices” link on our website takes you to our various eServices, where you will find complete instructions for downloading books, music and movies from each service. Once you have created an account, you can search for title in our catalog and download them directly from the catalog.
Do you have tax forms?
The state of Ohio and the federal IRS provide a limited range of forms that are available at the library during tax season.
If there is a form that we don’t have, we can print it from the internet for you at 10 cents per sheet.
How do I find activities at the library?
Click on “Attend” in the menu headings.
How can I return my materials when the library is closed?
Madison Public Library is one of 44 libraries in the CLEVNET Consortium. Click here for a list of Clevnet libraries.
You may return your materials to any CLEVNET library, where they will be discharged and sent back to Madison Library.
Book and AV drops on the west side of the building are open year-round, 24 hours a day.
How old do you have to be to get a library card?
Children may get a library card when they can sign their names. A parent or legal guardian must sign for responsibility for a card issued to a minor under 18 years old. A parent may also sign to give a child permission to check out DVDs and computer games.
What are Net Notices?
You may sign up to receive email reminders when it’s time to return or renew items you borrowed. You can also receive your account information each week by signing up here.
How do I obtain a Passport?
Madison Public Library is an official Passport Acceptance Facility for the U.S. Department of State. We offer passport processing and photo services.
Click here for information about obtaining a passport.