Along with providing access to over 5 million items 24/7 with our online catalog, all Williams County Public Libraries also provide these additional special services to our citizens:
See below for more important services.
Our circulation staff can help you check out materials, renew items, place holds on titles you would like to read, take care of any fines or fees you may have, and help you find materials. You may also renew materials and place holds by calling the library during our regular hours.
How to I get a library card?
Just stop in to your local Williams County Public Library branch in Bryan, Edgerton, Edon, Pioneer, Stryker or West Unity and fill out a library card application. We do require that you show photo identification with valid address and a billing statement so that we can verify your address. Children can apply for cards, but must have their parent/guardian sign their application. Non Ohio residents can also be issued a card for an annual fee of $25.00. As a member of the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) Library Consortium, the WCPL will accept other SEO library member cards and treat them as if they were our own.
Can someone else check my books out for me?
The Williams County Public Library endorses the recommendation of the American Library Association according to Ohio Law, in its statement on the confidentiality of library records . Following that recommendation patrons must supply their library card when checking out materials. If picking up requested materials that are on hold, the person who's card was used to place the holds must pick up the materials. If there are special circumstances the library must be informed. Our only goals are to protect the privacy of our patrons and to shield the library from theft of materials.
How long can I borrow things?
Books, Books on Tape/CD all check out for 28 days.
Videos/DVD and magazines check out for 7 days.
You can renew items online through our catalog or by phone. You can not renew items that have waiting lists.
What are your fines and fees?
Fines for overdue materials:Books, Magazines and Audio/Visual materials = $.15 per day /Lost or damaged materials may include the total cost of the item, including any processing fees or fines accumulated.
What if I don't live in Ohio?
The library charges a nominal fee of $25.00 per year for non-Ohio residents. If you have more than one family member you can all be included on the same yearly subscription.
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All Williams County Public Libraries provide Fax service & Copy Machines, as well as printing capabilities for internet access for a small fee:
Photo copies [double sided = 2 copies] = $.15 per copy
Copied faxes for reference request = $.15 per copy
Microform copies = $.15 per copy
Fax machine – to send to receive fax = $1.00 per page $.15 per page
Computer print outs = $.15 per page
Computer disks [word processing only] = $1.00 per disk
Lost card replacement = $1.00
Are you homebound due to a short term or long term illness and/or visually or physically challenged making it difficult for you to visit the library? If you can't come to the library, the library can come to you.
Enjoy books in regular and large print, magazines, books-on-tape or CD, and videos/DVD with Books-to-Go -- Delivered to your door.
Our Outreach Coordinator offers you personalized service. Pick your favorite type of book, author, subject, or let us help make a selection and then deliver directly to your home.
Any resident in Williams County can use the Books-to-Go library service. To sign up for the service contact Deb Reinhart at 419-636-6734 (ext 226).
Talking Book Program 
Talking books are spoken word audiotapes that come with their own special tape player.
This program, managed by the State Library of Ohio, delivers talking books directly to patrons homes through the mail. Our Outreach Coordinator can help set you up with a talking book machine, and instruct you on how the program works. Many great classics and popular fiction titles are available, all free of charge.
To sign up for the Talking Book Program contact Deb Reinhart at 419-636-6734 (ext 226).
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All locations of the Williams County Public Library system provide public internet access with dedicated internet computers and WiFi hot spots.
Our dedicated internet computers also have Microsoft Word available.
How do I get internet access?
As long as you have a valid library card, free of fines, and have read and agreed to our Internet Use Rules , you can access the public internet computers. Children under the age of 18 must have a parent signature to access the internet.
WiFi access  is also available to adult library patrons. Just ask at the circulation desk for a log in ticket.
Meeting rooms are provided for free to non-profit organizations and groups. Reservations are required as well as completion of the Meeting Room Agreement Form.
Main Library: for further information concerning these spaces, contact Jeanne Caryer at 419-636-6734 (ext.272)
Gallery: will hold up to 50 people with seating.
Quiet Study: equipped with 1 table and 4 chairs.
Main Library @ the West Annex: for further information concerning these spaces, contact Jeanne Caryer at 419-636-6734 (ext.272)
Conference Room: will hold up to 40 people with seating; 16 people with tables. Full kitchen facilities are also available.
Bell Meeting Room: room includes a white board, large meeting table, and seating for 8, plus limited additional seating.
Board Room: room includes a large meeting table and seating for 10, plus limited additional seating.
Harmon Meeting Room: located in the 1st floor Local History Center this room will hold up to 40 people with seating. Internet access, digital projector and screen, and podium with microphone, coffee maker, bar sink / countertop are also available.
Rotary Computer Lab: 12 seat computer lab with trainer computer, digital projector and screen, white board and internet access.
Edon Branch Library: Capacity for 24 people. Tables and chairs, microwave, small refrigerator, sink / countertop. Contact the library for further information about this meeting room (419-272-2839).
Stryker Branch Library: Capacity for 30 people. Tables and chairs, television with VCR & DVD player are available. Small kitchen available with refrigerator, microwave and small coffee maker, sink / countertop. Outside access is available for meetings after library hours. Contact the library for further information about this meeting room (419-682-5081).
West Unity Branch Library: Capacity for 30 people. Tables and chairs, television with VCR & DVD player are available. Outside access is available for meetings after library hours. Contact the library for further information about this meeting room (419-924-5237).
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