General Questions

Can I check out magazines?

You may check out up to 6 magazines as long as they are not the current issues. You may keep these items for 7 days.

How do I get a library card?

This page will help you with that.  More information can be found here.

Do you have a copy machine or fax?

We have a copy machine and a fax machine that patrons may use. The copier is located near the Check-Out Desk and copies are $.10 each for black & white and $.25 for color. The fax machine is located at the Information/ Reference Desk. The cost is $2.00 for the first page and $1.00 each page thereafter. To receive a fax the cost is $1.00 for the first page and $ .50 each page thereafter. The fax number at the Main Library is 740-474-2855. The fax number at the Younkin Branch is 740-983-4287.

Why do I have to bring my library card to check out materials?

It is our policy for you to bring your library card each time you check out materials or use the internet. This gives our patrons additional security and privacy.

How many movies can I check out?

We allow 5 DVDs to be checked out to patrons 18 year old and older. Patrons age 16 and 17 may check out DVDs if their parents have signed a library consent form allowing them to do so.

Does the library have wireless Internet access?

Yes, both the main library and the Younkin Branch have wireless Internet service. This service is free to anyone with a laptop computer with a wireless card. Most laptops will connect automatically from within the library, while others may ask if the user wants to connect to the library’s wireless network. Power sources in the library are limited, so patrons are encouraged to charge their laptops’ batteries before visiting the library. Patrons are also responsible for their own computer security measures, such as firewall protection, anti-spyware and anti-virus software.

When I check out materials from the branch can I return them at either location?

You may return items to any of our locations.

How do I sign up to use the internet?

Bring your valid Pickaway County District Public Library patron card to the reference desk. You will then need to read and sign our Internet Usage Policy. Those under 18 must have their parent or legal guardian sign the Internet Usage Policy before they can use the public computers.

Do you have a typewriter?

We do not have a typewriter for patron use. Our computers have word processing software and spreadsheet software available for patrons to use. You do not have to have a library card to use this service.

How much does it cost to print from the internet?

We charge 20 cents for black and 40 cents for color prints.

How many times can we renew DVDs?

Movies can be renewed 3 times as long as the title is not on hold.