Frequently Asked Questions:

Please note that some answers on this list may be incorrect due to temporary pandemic measures.

What's my PIN?
Your pin is usually the last 4 digits of the phone number we have on file for you.

Does the library take donations of used books and movies?
Way Public Library Foundation & Friends will accept your donations of gently used books on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 1 from 1pm-3pm
Thursday, September 10 from 10am-12pm
Wednesday, September 16 from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Monday, September 21 from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Saturday, September 26 from 10am-12pm

Late Fees and other useful information:

Starting in October of 2018, Way public library no longer charges late fees for most items that are returned late. (There are a few exceptions, such as the items in the Party Express line. Due to their exclusive, time-sensitive nature, they are still subject to a maximum four-day checkout period and an overdue fine of $10 per day.)

  • Accounts with three or more overdue items will assume a temporary “suspended” status, and further checkouts will not be permitted until all overdue items are returned.
  • Lost or damaged items will still result in replacement or repair costs, and the account will be suspended until all charges are paid.
  • Any item which is kept for thirty days past its final due date will be considered lost, and the account will be suspended and automatically assessed a non-refundable $10 collections/referral charge plus replacement cost of the item, and referred to Unique Collection Agency.
  • If there are no reserves on an item that has been checked out, it will automatically be renewed up to four times.

How will I receive my late notices?
As of September 1st, 2009 Way Public Library no longer uses the US Postal Office to send late notices.  Please make sure we have a current email address where we can send these notifications.

How long can I keep it?
Most books circulate for 4 weeks. New books circulate for one week or two and videos and DVDs for 7 days; music CDs check out for 14 days; books on CD may be checked out for 28 days. Material borrowed from other libraries may have different loan periods.

What if I'm going on vacation?
Vacation loans may be arranged for some materials.

What about renewals?
Physical items checked out from the Library now renew automatically. You will receive an email 3 days before the items are due as a courtesy. On the day the items are due, we will automatically renew eligible items.

Patrons will receive an email with a list of items that were successfully renewed.

Items that cannot be auto renewed are as follows:

  • Items that have reached their renewal limit
  • Items someone else has requested
  • Viewers, Reader’s and Listener’s express items
  • Items that are already overdue.

What if I lost it?
Current list price is charged for lost or severely damaged items.

Could you tell me more about library cards?
Library cards are free to all Ohio residents; non-residents pay a fee for a family card. The card is good indefinitely when used regularly and may be used at any Wood County Library. Charge for a replacement is $1.00. If you lose your card, please report the loss to the library as soon as possible. You are responsible for materials borrowed on your card up to the date loss is reported.  There are no age restrictions for Way Library cards and we encourage everyone in the family to sign up! When applying for a library card, you must show proof of name and current address. Children under the age of 18 must have their application signed by parent or guardian.

When you register for a card, you agree to be responsible for all materials borrowed against it.  You are solely responsible for any overdue fines and any loss or damage of library materials.  You are responsible for materials borrowed with your card up to the date the loss is reported.

Library cards are free to all Ohio residents and are good indefinitely when used regularly.  Non-residents pay an annual fee for a family card.  Replacement fee for a lost card is $1.00.  Report the loss of a card as soon as possible.  Your Way Public Library card may be used at any SEO Consortium library, including all Wood County libraries.  Each card carries a personalized barcode and may not be used by other persons.

Golden Buckeye cardholders are exempt from overdue fines on materials which have been checked out on their own library card for their own personal use.  Lost or damaged materials must be paid for, however.

How do I reserve a book?
As part of the SEO consortium, holds may be placed on items owned by libraries throughout the state.  Holds may be placed online, by phone or by a librarian at the Information Desk.  There is no charge for this service. We will call or email you when the item arrives and ask that you pick it up within two days.

Do you deliver?
The library can arrange for delivery to homebound individuals. We also provide delivery service to senior facilities in Perrysburg.

Can I return books when you're closed?
Our convenient drive-up book drops are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  Even overdue items can be returned in them.  You may pay your fine on your next visit.  Please, do not put money in the book drops for fines.  If you’re returning audio-visual materials, please use the special book drop located in the wall of the library, to the left of the entrance.

Do you have a Fax machine?
Yes. We are not currently charging for faxing services. 

Directory of Services

We Offer:
eBooks, downloadable audio books, and Hoopla streaming media
Videos, CDs, DVDs
Books on CD
300+ magazines and newspapers
Atlases and road maps
Investment news
College Resources
Community activities postings
Free computer and WiFi access

Special Features:
Four meeting rooms and two conference rooms
Early Learning Center
Children's programs
Larimer Children's Collection
Pick Up & Go collections for busy parents
Intergenerational programs
Reel Talk and Reel Art film discussions
Book discussion groups
WGTE-PBS Program Club ("Reel Opinions")
Book Buddy home delivery
Research databases
Consumer information
Computer classes
Technology computer lab
Self-Checkout station for books and magazines

Equipment you can use in-house:
VHS to DVD Converter
Color copier
Black &White and Color Laser printers
Book scanner
Large screen TV
"Merlin" Enhanced Vision System
Handicap accessible walker
Shopping baskets