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Audio-Visual Borrowing Policy

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...

Behavior and Conduct on Library Property Policy

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...

Bookmobile Operations Policy

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...

Borrowing Policy

Obtaining a Library Card 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...

Circulation Policy and Fines

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...

Interlibrary Loan Policy

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...

Internet Safety Policy

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...

Patron Access to the Internet

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...

Meeting Room Use Policy

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...

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...

Teacher Card Policy

The public library is a community institution serving a wide range of organizations, interests, and age groups. Schools and students are an important segment of the community. With a goal of making contact between...