The library currently does not provide the following services: notary, laminating, or passport applications.
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:
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.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library wants to be involved at community events in your area. If you are interested in having the library at your event, please contact either:
If your are interested in hosting a Book Talk or Book Discussion, please contact Michelle.
Home Delivery Service
The Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library offers free delivery of materials to residents of our service communities who are physically unable to visit the library, including the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those who are physically incapacitated by illness or accident. You may request specific materials or have a librarian select them according to your interests. For more information or to sign up for home delivery, please email Michelle Hudson, firstname.lastname@example.org  or call her at 440.944.6900 ext. 113.
We offer library tours, computer and research instruction sessions, support for academic needs, extended borrowing privileges, and meeting space for homeschoolers and their families. Please contact your children's department for more information.
Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library is the local depository for Talking Book Machines and related equipment. Talking Book Machines are specialized audiocassette players that are provided for individuals that are unable to read standard print material due to visual, physical, or reading disabilities – whether permanent or temporary. A physician, social worker, nurse, therapist or other qualified person must certify applicants. Items are delivered free of charge via the mail. Please call (440) 944-6900 ext. 114 for more information.
The library circulates Bi-Folkal Kits, which are multimedia theme based kits that encourage the sharing of experiences while stimulating the memory and enhancing communications skills. Each kit includes music cassettes, slides, 25 booklets of sing-along songs, photographs, poetry, prose, and a manual that gives step-by-step programming instructions. Bi-Folkal Kits can be used by groups at senior centers, nursing homes, schools, or by individuals. Call Michelle Hudson at 440.944.6900 ext. 113.
Students must give at least a working week (5 days) notice when wanting to take a test.
There is no guarantee what staff member will be available to proctor tests. All staff that meet the school’s requirements are eligible to proctor and will be assigned proctoring duties as needed.
Students must pay for all postage and faxing fees associated with returning the test or tests to the school. They will only be charged a mailing fee if a self addressed stamped envelope is not provided.
Students need to fill out the attached form (see bottom) at the time they contact us to arrange for testing. In the case the student calls the staff member taking the call can fill out the form.
If a student arranges to take a test and then fails to appear the student must wait an additional 72 hours (3 days) before the test can be taken (for scheduling purposes).
The library and library staff are not responsible for lost, stolen misdirected or the delayed delivery of tests.
Repeated abuse of the guidelines (for example: scheduling test and then never showing up) will result in the student being informed that the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library cannot proctor tests for them and will be referred to another area library for assistance.
Staffing issues preclude library staff from contacting the student to remind them that they have arranged to take a test.
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All libraries have coin-operated copy machines. Copies are $.10 each.
Fax service is done during business hours, up until one half-hour before closing. Fees: $1.00 service charge, 25 cents per page; long-distance fees are $1.00 for phone call, $1.00 service charge, 25 cents per page.
Ohio residents who hold current Ohio Driver Licenses or State ID cards automatically receive a Golden Buckeye card in the month of their 60th birthday. Individuals who do not have a current license or State ID, as well as people under age 60 who are eligible due to disability, or who otherwise do not receive their card automatically, may apply for a card at the library.
Applicants must be at least 60 years of age. Applicants just turning sixty may apply the first day of the month in which they are going to be sixty. Applicants must be over the age of 18 and provide documentation from a state or federal agency that has the authority to certify individuals as disabled, or a statement from a licensed medical practitioner. The physician's statements must say that the applicant is totally and permanently disabled and is unable to work at any substantially remunerative employment.
All of our buildings offer free WiFi access for your wireless-enabled devices. Please click on the attached documents to see our computer use policy and internet use policy.
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The meeting rooms of the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library are available for use by non-profit, educational, cultural and civic groups within Lake County when the rooms are not being used for library activities. Meetings and programs must be open to the public and free of charge. The meeting rooms at our Willoughby Hills location do not belong to the library and must be scheduled through the City of Willoughby Hills. Contact your local library for more information.
Citizens may register to vote at all Willoughby-Eastlake Public Libraries.