Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or attends school in Ohio may obtain a free Warren-Trumbull County Public Library card. There is an annual fee of $10 for out-of-state card holders.
A library customer is responsible for all materials checked out on his/her library card, and if materials are returned late, damaged, or lost, the customer is responsible for paying fines or replacement fees. The parent/legal guardian/custodian of a minor customer is responsible for all materials checked out on the minor's card. (There is no age requirement to obtain a W-TCPL library card.)
There is a $2 replacement charge if a card is lost or stolen. If a card is lost or stolen, report this IMMEDIATELY to the library so that you will not be held responsible for unauthorized use of the card.
Applications may be completed at any W-TCPL location, including on the Bookmobile.
The registration process may also be started online.
Applicants must provide one form of identification with current name and address. Acceptable forms of photo ID include: state-issued ID card, state-issued drivers' license, military ID, work ID, student ID or passport. If you registered online, you will be asked for ID when you come in to pick up your library card.
If a valid home address is not documented with the photo ID, one of the following documents listing name and current home address issued within the last three months can supplement: utility or cell phone bill, bank statement, credit card bill, lease or rental agreement, government check, payroll check, or vehicle registration. Two items may be checked out at the time of registration.
Library Cards for Children
A parent or guardian must be present to co-sign the application of a child under age 18. Only parents or legal guardians (with appropriate paperwork) can sign up a minor child for a full-service library card. The parent or guardian is considered the only legal representative of the child in the state of Ohio, thus, no other individual can agree to be financially responsible for a minor child's library account. The library must have legal recourse to be able to recover the value of materials borrowed and not returned. In addition, there are privacy issues mandated by the state of Ohio that the library must follow that protect the rights of juveniles and their legal representative.The Take2 Library Card Option for Children
All W-TCPL locations offer a Take2 Card for children and teens age 17 or younger without a parental or legal guadian signature. A maximum of two print items may be borrowed on the card. The card may also be used to access online resources and computers. The Take2 card holder must be present to use the card in the library.
The above information is subject to change and is not all-inclusive. Please call your nearest library location with any questions or concerns.