Audio-Visual Borro...

Videocassettes To check out a videocassette, patrons must be 18 years or older, possess a valid library card from the Portsmouth Public Library. Entertainment videocassettes and DVD’s circulate for seven (7) days, instructional videocassettes circulate for seven (7) days. All...

Behavior and Condu...

Rules for Public Behavior and Conduct: To maintain an atmosphere appropriate for work, study, and enjoyment for all Library patrons and staff, the following policy on behavior in the Portsmouth Public Library and on Library properties has been established. The policy will be courteously, but...

Bookmobile Operati...

Children and high school students may borrow no more than three items dealing with any particular subject at one time. The number of books which may be borrowed on any card is subject to the discretion of the bookmobile supervisor. When a borrower loses a card, a charge of $1.00 shall be...

Borrowing Policy

All persons who wish to borrow materials from the Library must obtain a library card. The library card must be presented each time materials are borrowed. A picture ID may be accepted in lieu of a library card one time before a replacement card will be required. The following persons may...

Circulation Policy...

Patrons with valid library cards are permitted to borrow 25 items at one time. Five (5) of these items may be videocassettes. Material Circulation Period Fine for Late Returns Videocassettes/DVDs 7 days $1.00 per day New Adult Fiction 14 days 10 cents per...

Interlibrary Loan ...

If library material desired by a borrower is not owned by the library, it may be obtained from another library through Interlibrary Loan. The borrower will be responsible for any charges associated with obtaining materials through the Interlibrary Loan process. Interlibrary Loan materials may...

Internet Safety Po...

It is the policy of the Portsmouth Public Library to use technology protection measures in an attempt to: a)  Prevent access to or transmission of inappropriate material via Internet, electronic mail, or other forms of electronic communication; b)  Prevent unauthorized access and other...

Patron Access to t...

The Portsmouth Public Library (PPL) provides public access to the Internet through the Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN). Misuse or abuse of Library computers or Internet access may result in suspension of Internet access privileges including a one-week suspension for the first...

Meeting Room Use P...

The primary purpose of the meeting rooms at all Portsmouth Public Library locations is to provide facilities for library related activities. Needs of the library for the use of the meeting rooms take precedence over use by outside groups. As a community service, the Library makes its meeting...

Privacy Policy

Minors are advised to get their parents’ permission before providing any personal information online. Forms on this web site may require users to provide contact information. Contact information is only used when a staff member needs to reach the user regarding a submitted request. When a...


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