Portsmouth Public Library Blog

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 be… Read More »

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 day… Read More »

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 materials… Read More »

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 of… Read More »

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 access… Read More »

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 over… Read More »

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… Read More »

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 educators… Read More »

Unattended Children Policy

The Portsmouth Public Library welcomes children to use its facilities and services. However, the responsibility for the care, safety, and behavior of children using the Library rests with the parent, legal guardian, or designated caregiver.… Read More »