Library Services

Your Library Card

A library card is needed in order to check out material.  Anyone three years old or older may be registered for a card.  Children under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian accompany them to register.  Proof of current address is required. 

 

Loan Periods

All materials are checked out for 21 days except for DVDs, Video Games, and magazines, these items circulate for a period of 7 days. Materials from SEO Consortium libraries are checked out according to each library's rules. Be sure to consult your check out slip, your My Account link through this website, or the SEO Libraries app for exact due dates.

All items may be renewed (in person or via telephone or online at adalibrary.org or with the SEO Libraries app) except for materials that are on request by another patron. 

 

SEO Consortium Loans

For books/items that the Ada Public Library does not have in its collection, the Library participates in the Serving Every Ohioan (SEO) Consortium of libraries that extends across Ohio.  The consortium consists of 95 libraries in 241 physical locations and allows our patrons to access over 8.1 million items free of charge. You may place holds for these items yourself, stop by the library and ask our staff to show you how to place holds, or ask and we will gladly place the hold for you. 

 

Overdue Charges

Books, Magazines: 10¢ per day
Books on CD, Playaways, Music CDs: 25¢ per day
DVDs: $1.00/day
Video Games: $1.00/day

Overdue materials obtained through SEO consortium loans or interlibrary loans will be fined according to the schedule of the lending library.  

Patrons are responsible for overdue charges; charges over $25 will be subject to a 3rd party collection agency and the fees associated with this service.

 

Library Materials and Services

Print and Information Needs

Materials

  • Books, Large Print Books, and Magazines
  • Books on CD and Playaways (entire book on portable/personal device)
  • BluRays, DVDs, CDs, Videogames
  • Online Catalog

 

LinkedIn Learning – Online Courses

LinkedIn Learning, formerly known as Lynda.com, has more than 17,000 courses, ranging from computer programming to project management including instructions on various computer software, programming languages, and business topics. Examples of learning paths include how to become a web developer, manager, bookkeeper, project manager, small business owner, digital marketer, or digital illustrator. 

LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com content logo in black

 

The Reading Room

Browse or search by Lexile or Accelerated Reading levels all materials available at Ada and SEO consortium libraries.

five kids reading books

 

Online Research Databases

Ohio Web Library – databases by area/type
Ohio Web Library – databases alphabetical order

 

Local History

Local History of Ada, Hardin County, and the State of Ohio

 

Ohio Business Search

OhioBiz.com

 

Tax Forms

You may print tax forms using library computers or request a form to be printed from the irs.gov or tax.ohio.gov websites at the circ desk. Cost is $.25 per page.

 

Microfilm

Microfilm copies of Ada Herald (1896-present) and Ada Record (1873-1927) newspapers

Microfilm copies Hardin County Ohio Deed records, 1881-1886, Will Records, 1901-1912, Birth Index 1867-1908, Death Index 1868-1908

 

Free Notary Service

Call ahead to check availability.

 

Ohio Benefits

Apply for healthcare, child care, food and cash benefits.

Ohio Benefits

 

Services

Patron/non-patron computers w/ high speed internet access
(use library card or guest pass available at circulation desk)

Free WIFI

Reference Services in person, on the phone, or by e-mail

 

Exam Proctoring

Please call the library at 419 634-5246 to speak with the library director about this service
or email the director at adalibrarydirector@gmail.com.

 

InterLibrary Loans

For any items not available at Ada Library nor any SEO consortium libraries, you may request an InterLibrary Loan and our staff member will search libraries outside of our system for that item.)

SEO Libraries App (available from App store or Google play)

SEO Libraries App logo

Libby - The library app for eBooks and audiobooks 

Libby app logo

 

Golden Buckeye Card Information

 

Voter Registration

Online Registration

 

Programming

Summer Reading as well as year round programming for all ages

 

Homebound Delivery Service

Books delivered to patrons in vicinity of Ada who are not able to travel to the library.

Click here for application

 

Printing, Copying, Faxing

Printing

B&W:  25¢ per page (same cost for single sided or double sided)
Color:  50¢ per page (same cost for single sided or double sided)

Copier machine

Full service

Fax service 419-634-9747

  • local & toll-free:  50¢ per page
  • long distance:  50¢ per page
  • international:  $2.50 per page
  • received:  25¢ per page
  • cover sheet:  25¢

 

Internet

Computers are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, and patrons are limited to one hour per day (unless doing research, job applications, etc.).  

Patrons must bring their library card to log in to the computers.

Non-patrons (those without library cards) may obtain a guest pass at the circulation desk to log in to the computers.

Patrons 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by a parent when doing Internet searches. 

Computers will be used for educational, informational, and social media purposes only.  Use of the internet in any activity in violation of local, state, and/or federal law is prohibited. 

 

Community Meeting Room

The library has a spacious new community room that accommodates up to 56 persons and also a reading room that accommodates up to 12 persons.
Please click here for meeting room rules and please click here for application form to be completed each time a room is needed. Applications are approved by the library director.
Please call with questions or for more information.