Borrowing Library Materials
- Library Cards
- Loan Periods
- Renewal Policy
- Fines / Overdue Notices
- Book and AV Drops
- Material Requests
Valid library cards from any of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries, CLEVNET libraries or a Greater Access Card entitles you to check out library material and access the databases of the Cleveland Public Electronic Library. Some electronic databases and resources purchased by Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library will only be available with a WEPL card. Library cards are free. Ohio Residents 18 years of age or older must present ID with the current address listed.
Acceptable ID to apply for a library card:
Drivers license/Ohio ID
Recently delivered mail
Utility bill receipt
Report card mailed to home
*Children under the age of 18 are eligible for cards at their parent's/legal guardian's request. Parent's/legal guardian's ID must be presented; parents/legal guardians must sign for their child's library card to accept financial responsibility for material borrowed by their child. Parents/Legal guardians assume responsibility for what library material they feel is suitable for their child.
Library cards must be presented in order to check out, renew, or place reserves on library materials.
Card holders are responsible for all items borrowed. If a card is lost or stolen, please notify any Willoughby-Eastlake or CLEVNET library. There is a $1.00 fee for replacement cards.
Books - 21 days
Fast Favs - 14 days (no renewal)
Magazines - 7 days
CDs - 21 days
Audiobooks - 21 days
DVDs & Blu-Rays - 7 days
Video Games - 14 days
Materials may be renewed in the library, by telephone or via the library catalog. Materials may be renewed if no one else is waiting for them. To renew items via the library catalog and to receive email account notification, customer's may access NetNotice.
Fines are charge for each day the library is open. Fines are $.10 per day ($3.00 maximum per item per day) for books, magazines, CDs and audiobooks. Fines for DVDs and blu-rays are $1.00 per day ($3.00 maximum per item per day). There are no fines for children's books and magazines. You will receive a bill for replacement costs when items are 28 days overdue. When overdue items are returned you are only liable for late charges. **Be aware that these fines only apply to WEPL materials and not all Clevnet libraries follow these guidelines.**
Book and AV Drops
Each library has outdoor book and audiovisual drops that are open 24 hours per day. The Willoughby Hills Library has lockers with outside access for picking up requested items.
Card holders may place requests on most material within the WEPL system. The only exclusions are:
- Reference items
- NEW Videos and DVD's
Material not available through the WEPL or CLEVNET system may be requested through our Interlibrary Loan Service. The library card used to request materials must be presented when materials are picked up.