Coshocton Public Library
655 Main St., Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: (740) 622-0956
Fax: (740) 622-4331
Director: Eric Taggart
Hours: M-W: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.; TH-F: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; SAT: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.; Closed on Sundays.
Website: www.coshoctonlibrary.org
Email: coshpl@coshoctonlibrary.org

GENERAL INFORMATION
The Coshocton County Public Library offers a wide variety of not only books but e-books, audio books, videos, DVDs and even Internet service. All codes of conduct must be followed when entering the library including but not limited to no smoking, being properly clothed, no running or obscene language, and no animals are allowed except when required for assistance. For the complete list of the codes of conduct, visit their Web site.

RESERVES
There are over 170 libraries on the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) network where members can borrow just about any book or movie title available in the state of Ohio. If a particular title is not available through this network, the library will graciously check around the country and order the required material from anywhere in the country. This service is completely free to any library card holder, and the items are delivered to the library for pick-up.

E-MAILS
Any library member may request library notices via e-mail, text or telephone. The member’s information is put on file and the library will e-mail or text them regarding any overdue books, upcoming due dates, or if an item they have requested has arrived.

BOOKMOBILE
The Coshocton Library offers a bookmobile that travels to schools, including Amish schools, and even to home-bound residents. To request the bookmobile to stop at your school or business, call the library for details.

RENEW
Members may renew their books online or by calling the library. Library materials can be renewed four times unless it is on hold for someone else.

RETURNING POLICY
You can return borrowed items to the Coshocton or West Lafayette library, or any other library in the SEO system, which includes New Philadelphia, the Holmes County Public Library, Newark, and many others. There is also an after-hours drop-off box for books and a drop box for audio-visual materials.

APPLYING FOR A LIBRARY CARD
Residents must come to the library in person to apply for a library card. All you need is some form of photo identification and verification of your current address.

HOME-BOUND MEMBERS
The Coshocton Public Library offers services to home-bound residents as well. If you are home-bound and would like reading material from the library, call and request this assistance. You may pick the genres you are interested in reading and books within those genres will be delivered to you at no cost.

INTERNET POLICY
The library offers Internet use for no charge to those with library cards, as well as those who do not have one. The computer is not to be used for illegal or obscene purposes. Wireless use is available as well. All children under 13 years old must have a parent or guardian’s approval before going online. For the complete policy, visit their Web site.

UNATTENDED CHILD POLICY
All children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult. If there are children left unattended when the library closes and the guardians cannot be found, the proper authorities will be notified.

MEETING ROOM USAGE POLICY
For the complete list of the meeting room usage policy, please see their Web site.

RESTRICTIONS
There are no restrictions on books borrowed from the Coshocton Public Library. Up to one hundred items can be borrowed at one time.

FINES AND FEES
Overdue items – 10 cents a day (5 cents on children’s books) $5 maximum
Lost or damaged – The cost of the book
Library Card Replacement Fee – $1
Copies – 10 cents per copy
Color copies – 20 cents per copy
Computer print-outs – 10 cents per page (bw); 20 cents per page (color)

OTHER LIBRARIES IN COSHOCTON COUNTY
West Lafayette Branch Library
601 East Main St., West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: (740) 545-6672
Fax: (740) 545-6418
Hours: M-W: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; TH-F:  Noon – 5 p.m.; SAT: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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