Passport Services: 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.
Homebound: Madison Public Library offers a free delivery service to people who can’t visit the library. No matter why the library is out of reach – age, disability, health or transportation issues – we’ve got you covered. Homebound delivery can be long- or short-term, depending on an individual’s needs. We deliver audio books (on CD), books (regular and large print), magazines, movies (DVD or Blu-ray), music CDs and puzzles. Deliveries happen two Wednesdays per month. To sign up, call 440-428-2189 and ask for Carrie Svigel.
Golden Buckeye cards: If you’re 60 or older, you can apply for a Golden Buckeye card at the library. Many merchants offer discounts to card holders — camp sites, dentists, fitness centers, hair stylists, hardware stores, grocers, museums, restaurants, veterinarians and more. Many merchants have the Golden Buckeye logo on their doors. The card, which is a program of the Ohio Department of Aging, also is available to people with disabilities who are 18 to 59.
Hot Off the Presses: Sign up for automatic holds on your favorite authors—we’ll call you when the books are here! To sign up, click here.
Teacher Cards: Teachers may obtain a separate library card to check out materials intended for classroom use. This card will be kept on file at the library. Ask for a pamphlet at the circulation desk that explains this and other services available to teachers.
Typewriters: Sometimes you just need an old-school typewriter to get the job done. We understand. That’s why we keep a typewriter here at the library for public use. Stop in or give us a call, and we’ll make arrangements for you to use it here in the library.
Microfilm Reader: When a record you need to access is not yet digitized, our microfilm reader comes in handy. Our microfilm reader also can make prints. It is in our Quiet Room, which also houses our local history collection. Our archives include the Madison Press newspaper, which is on microfilm and organized by date. To access these resources, ask at our Public Services desk.
Homeschoolers: Teacher cards are also available for homeschooling parents.
Gallery Space: Our library has gallery space where local and regional artists, collectors, groups and photographers can display their work. As part of our cultural mission, Madison Public Library enjoys being a community gathering space that attracts community wide events and meetings. With the library’s easy accessibility, convenient hours and continuous traffic flow, it is a dynamic place for an art display. Contact the library to reserve the gallery space for your exhibit.
Interlibrary Loan: When MPL and the ClevNet library consortium do not own a book or other material that you need, we will try to obtain the item from another location. Please see Public Services for Assistance.
Email Updates: Sign up for Net Notices and get library notifications via email, including holds that are available for you, overdue alerts, and account status updates.
Item Suggestions: Not finding the item you want in our catalog? Let us know what you are looking for by completing the Item Suggestion Form here.
Tell Us: We have a suggestion box at the circulation desk, or you can make a suggestion here.
Notary: We have three notaries on our staff. Call the library to be sure one of them is available before coming in. Be sure to bring in a valid photo ID. Click here for our Notary Policy.
Voter Registration: Not registered to vote? No problem. We have voter registration forms at our Circulation Desk. You fill it out, and we’ll happily mail it to the Lake County Board of Elections for you. Or, if you’d prefer, you can pick up a form here and mail it in yourself. Call the library for more information about this service.
Test Proctoring: With more students taking advantage of distance learning and online school opportunities, the need for test proctors has risen, and we are happy to provide this service. Proctors monitor students while taking tests. Please call the library to speak with Dee Culbertson or Melanie Lyttle to learn more about our test proctor services or to schedule a time for a test to be proctored.