April 23, 2014
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SearchOhio makes public library items available to the communities served by the libraries of Akron-Summit County, Cincinnati-Hamilton County, Cuyahoga County, Cuyahoga Falls, Delaware County District, Greene County, Kent Free, Louisville Public, Mansfield/Richland County, Massillon Public, Mentor Public Library, MidPointe, Portage County, Reed Memorial, Rodman, Stark County District, Toledo-Lucas County, Wadsworth, Warren-Trumbull, Washington-Centerville, Westerville, Westlake Porter, and Youngstown-Mahoning County.

The Ohio Library and Information Network, OhioLINK, is a consortium of 88 Ohio college and university libraries, and the State Library of Ohio, that work together to provide Ohio students, faculty and researchers with the information they need for teaching and research. Serving more than 600,000 students, faculty, and staff at 89 institutions, OhioLINK's membership includes 16 public/research universities, 23 community/technical colleges, 49 private colleges and the State Library of Ohio. It provides access to more than 49.5 million books and other library materials, millions of electronic articles, 17,000 electronic journals, 140 electronic research databases, thousands of images, videos and sounds, and 35,000 theses and dissertations from Ohio students.

The SearchOhio and OhioLink portal allows direct, online requesting for residents of Ohio and delivery of books and other library media within a matter of days.

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1. Begin by searching our catalog.
2. If you can’t find what you are looking for, click on the Search Ohio or the Ohio link button to access their catalogs:
3. When the item is located, click on “Request This Item.
4. Select your library system from the drop-down list.
                           Ex: For Lake Community Branch select SCDL
*All Stark County Patrons: To pick up from a Massillon location select Massillon Public Library, to pick up from the Louisville Public Library select Louisville Public Library.
5. Enter your name and library barcode.
6. Select a Pick Up location.
7. Click SUBMIT.
8. When items are due, return them to any SCDL, Louisville, or Massillon Public Library location.

Loan period is 21 days for books and audio materials.Loan period is 7 days for DVDs and other media materials.
All items can be renewed up to 3 times if not reserved by another patron.

Overdue fine is $.50 per day with a maximum of $5.00.
A charge of $25.00 per item will be charged for any item damaged or not returned.Search Ohio policies, fines and charges are determined by the Search Ohio and OhioLink consortiums and cannot be waived or negotiated.