Your Library Card
Lakewood Public Library, consisting of the Main Library and the Madison Branch, is an independent system with its own unique Library card and policies. Registration is free and open to every resident of the state of Ohio.
Every Library card comes with a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that can be used to renew books, place holds, check the status of materials online, and access time on Library computers.
Patrons are asked to notify the Library immediately when their card is lost or stolen, their PIN is compromised or they have changed their address or phone number.
Register Online for a Library Card
Patrons may visit the the registration page to apply for a card online. Then, visit the Main Library or Madison Branch to obtain a physical card.
Registering In Person for a Library Card
Patrons may visit either the Main Library or Madison Branch to apply for a library card.
Patrons ages eighteen and older must show a valid photo ID and proof of current address.
Children ages two to seventeen years may register for a library card on their own.
All circulating materials are available for a two-week loan period. A total of fifty items may be checked out on an adult card and a total of twenty items may be checked out on a juvenile card.
Most materials may be renewed up to five times, unless the item is on hold for another patron. Periodicals and eBooks are excluded. Items may be renewed in person, through the online catalog, or by calling the twenty-four hour renewal line at (216) 226-8275, ext. 150.
Any item that is more than thirty days overdue will be billed to the patron’s account for the replacement cost until the item is returned.
Damaged cards can be exchanged for free. However, there is a $2.00 fee for replacement of a lost card. To replace a lost card, patrons must present a valid photo ID, all overdue items must be returned or renewed, and all outstanding fees must be paid in full in order to obtain a replacement card.