CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH SERVICES
Children and their families have their own special place in the Library
for stories, songs, games and more. There are several book collections
THE TECHNOLOGY CENTER AT MAIN LIBRARY AND for children to explore, a family collection of music and films, computer
THE DENNIS G. FEDOR COMPUTER CENTER AT MADSION games, afterschool programs like Homework ER and an early literacy
To get on a computer, you’ll need a Library card in good standing and play area called the Librainium.
your PIN. Bring a valid photo I.D. (or a guardian) if you need to ask for
Teenagers will find room to explore the Library on their own with the
your PIN. You can make up to three appointments a day. Computer time
Teen collection, featuring fiction, non-fiction and audiobooks of
is non-transferable—once you end your session, it is over.
particular interest to those navigating everything from young adult
Using a computer under another person's name is not permitted.
adventure to college preperation.
Lakewood Public Library provides free access to an extensive
collection of health, business, academic, practical, professional THE REFERENCE DESK
and popular resources online and in the Library. The Library’s dizzying array of print and electronic resources are
Printing is free, but limited to 20 pages a day—no exceptions.
The Technology Center offers free computer classes, microfilm access
maintained by the staff of the Reference Desk. Patrons who need
help with anything from finding a book to mapping out a research
strategy will find the assistance they need there.
and other services. Patrons are encouraged to bring their own flash
drives to save work in progress. THE AUDITORIUM
With generous funding from The Friends of Lakewood Public Library,
For security and maintenance purposes, the Technology Center and the Library presents free concerts, lectures, book clubs, films and
the Fedor Center close at 8:45 p.m. more every month in its gorgeous Main Library Auditorium.
FILM AND MUSIC COLLECTION Interested parties should visit lakewoodpubliclibrary.org/calendar
The Library’s extensive collection of DVDs, videocassettes, CDs and or pick up a Program Guide at the Library for the upcoming schedule.
audio books is a treasure worth protecting.
E-MAIL AND TEXT NOTIFICATION LIBRARY CARDS
To browse the Film and Music Collection, patrons are required to drop
Help the Library stretch its budget and save a small forest by signing
off their Library card at the entrance. Patrons who have an account
up for electronic notification. We’ll never sell, share or trade your BORROWING
with the Library but do not have their card with them may instead
leave a valid and undamaged photo ID.
information. We just want to be a faster, leaner Library. RENEWAL
You’ll receive lightning fast notices about the items LIBRARY ATMOSPHERE
All accounts must be in good standing. Patrons with blocked cards you’ve placed on hold as soon as they become
are not permitted to enter the room. Children under the age of 7 may available and we’ll send you helpful reminders EMAIL AND TEXT NOTIFICATION
enter without a card when accompanied by a parent or guardian. about impending due dates, too. Ask at any desk. FILM AND MUSIC COLLECTION
The Library thanks everyone for their cooperation with this
CHILDREN’S AND YOUTH SERVICES
MAIN LIBRARY MADISON BRANCH
15425 Detroit Avenue 13229 Madison Avenue
So that everyone may enjoy the collection, a total of no more than 10
DVDs and 25 CDs may be out on a card. All other items are limited only Lakewood, Ohio 44107-3890 Lakewood, Ohio 44107-4898 FEDOR CENTER
by the total check out limit of 50 items. The overdue charge for all items (216) 226-8275 (216) 228-7428 REFERENCE DESK
is 10¢ a day, except DVDs which incur a charge of 50¢ a day. AUDITORIUM
Monday - Saturday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. MORE
Facebook.com/LakewoodPublicLibrary Sunday: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Materials may be renewed up to five times, unless the item is on hold
for another patron. Items can be renewed in person at any desk, by
The Lakewood Public Library, along with the Madison Branch Library, phone or through the online catalog. The phone number for 24-hour The Library is first and foremost a place for quiet reading and research.
is an independent system with its own unique Library card and policies. renewal is (216) 226-8275, ext. 150. More information on the online Groups should consider checking out a study room at the Reference Desk.
To make the best use of the Library’s resources, everyone is asked to catalog can be found below.
sign up for their own card. Registration is free and open to every Cell phone conversations are not permitted anywhere in the Library—not
resident of the state of Ohio. The Library reserves the right to refuse even brief ones. We also ask that you silence your ringtone before entering
ADDITIONAL CHARGES the building to avoid disturbing others.
service to anyone without identification and to restrict the privileges Fees will also be charged for lost or damaged items. Patrons are
of anyone who accumulates an excessive amount of fines and responsible for the full cost of each item. Replacement items cannot Food and beverages are not permitted anywhere in the Library.
overdue items. be accepted. Lost or damaged VHS, DVD and CD cases will result
in a fine of $5.00. Lost or damaged audio book cases will result in a Sleeping is not allowed.
No one is allowed to use another person’s card for any purpose
under any circumstances, including checking out materials and fine of $10.00.
Shoes and proper attire must be worn at all times.
using a computer. No one may have more than one card.
REPLACEMENT CARD Smoking is prohibited by law throughout the Library and on all Library
Patrons are asked to notify the Library immediately when their Damaged cards can be exchanged for free. However, there is a $2.00 property, including outdoor areas.
card is lost or stolen, their PIN is compromised or they have charge for replacement of a lost card. To replace a lost card, patrons
changed their address or phone number. must present a valid and undamaged photo ID. All overdue items must Firearms and other weapons are not permitted in the Library.
be returned and all outstanding fees and fines must be paid in full.
Photography, videography and sound recording within the Library are
ONLINE CATALOG forbidden without the written permission of the Director or a Manager.
Patrons can search the Library’s collection, check the status of their Bicycles, skateboards, rollerblades, roller shoes and other wheeled objects
accounts, personalize PINs, renew materials and place items on hold
REGISTERING FOR A LIBRARY CARD by visiting lkwdpl.org/myaccount and entering the ID number from the
may not be ridden on Library property. These items may not be brought
Library cards are free and ready to use immediately. Applicants must inside the building for any reason. (Wheelchairs and other aid vehicles are
back of their Library card along with their PIN. excepted.)
present a valid and undamaged photo ID (driver’s license, state ID,
passport or school ID) along with proof of current address. The PIN Please keep your feet off the furniture and do not sit on the tables. Chairs
signature of a parent or legal guardian is required for children ages
Every Library card comes with a personal identification number, or are for one person at a time. Please do not move any furniture without
14 and under.
PIN, that can be used to renew books, place holds and check the permission from the staff.
status of materials online. It can also be used for accessing time on a
BORROWING public computer in the Technology Center. Patrons who have forgotten The public viewing of materials that is harmful to minors, including but not
All circulating materials are available for a two-week loan period. limited to sexually explicit material, is forbidden on all Library property.
or misplaced their PIN can retrieve it in person at any desk in the
For security purposes, patrons must present a Library card or a valid
Library by presenting a valid and undamaged photo ID. PINs cannot Illegal activity of any kind is prohibited. The Library will cooperate with the
and undamaged photo ID when checking out. No one is permitted to
be given out over the phone. authorities in all enforcement matters. The Library respects all copyrighted
check out materials on another person’s card. A total of 50 items
may be checked out at any one time. See Film and Music Collection material.
REQUEST AN ITEM AND INTERLIBRARY LOAN
for other limits.
The Library encourages patrons to request books, movies and CDs not Children under the age of 6 may not be left unattended anywhere in
found in our collection. If a particular item cannot be purchased, the the Library or on Library property. They must be under the direct
LATE FEES Library may consider borrowing it from another institution through supervision of an attentive parent or effective caregiver at all times.
The overdue charge for most items is 10¢ a day. Late DVDs result in
a fine of 50¢ a day. Borrowing privileges will be suspended and the
patron’s Library card will be blocked when accumulated fines reach HOMEBOUND SERVICE
$10.00. After 60 days, any item that is still overdue will be billed to the
patron. Library cards with billed items will also be blocked. A blocked
Lakewood residents who are unable to leave their home may YOUR PIN: ________
have Library items delivered. Requests can be made by calling Please keep this number safe and do not share it.
card will not allow a patron access to the Technology Center and
(216) 226 -8275, ext. 111.
other services. The Library now accepts credit card payments.