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SearchOhio, OhioLINK and Interlibrary Loan

SearchOhio and OhioLINK give Westlake Porter Public Library cardholders access to materials from almost 30 public library systems and over 90 colleges and universities across the state of Ohio. The easiest way to access all this new content is to continue your search in SearchOhio from our catalog. Items available at WPPL cannot be requested through SearchOhio or OhioLINK. 

SearchOhio 

SearchOhio makes over 16 million items available to the communities served by library systems around Ohio. The SearchOhio Catalog allows direct, online requesting for residents of Ohio and delivery of books and other library media within a matter of days.  

  • Loan period is 21 days for printed items, audiobooks and music and 7 days for movies. Some exclusions apply. All items may be eligible for up to 3 renewals; you must call WPPL to renew. 
  • Overdue fines are $0.50 per item per day for 50 days, or $25.00. 
  • A replacement fee of $25.00 will be billed for any item that is overdue long enough to lapse into lost or billed status. This is usually 30 days. Replacement fees are levied in addition to overdue fines. If the item cannot be returned, the borrower will owe the replacement cost in addition to the overdue fine. 
  • You are allowed up to 75 items showing on your account from SearchOhio.

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OhioLINK

SearchOhio is a partner with the OhioLINK system, which serves academic libraries. SearchOhio's partnership with OhioLINK means that you can get items under different terms, depending on the lender. Please note the differences in renewals, fines, fees, and item limits between items that are lent by a SearchOhio member and those lent by an OhioLINK member.

  • Loan period is 21 days for printed items and 7 days for audiovisual items. Some exclusions apply. Books are eligible for up to 6 renewals and media for 3; you must call WPPL to renew. 
  • Overdue fines are $0.50 per item per day for 50 days, or $25.00. 
  • Replacement fee is $125.00 per item for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date, in addition to the OhioLINK overdue fines. 
  • OhioLINK loans are limited to 25 of any combination of SearchOhio or OhioLINK items. (A person with 25 SearchOhio and/or OhioLINK items showing on their account cannot request any further OhioLINK items, but a person with 25 SearchOhio and/or OhioLINK items can get up to 50 more SearchOhio items on their account.) 

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Interlibrary Loan (ILL) 

Materials that can’t be borrowed through SearchOhio or OhioLINK may still be requested through Interlibrary Loan.

Contact Adult Services to request books and other material through WorldCat. Reasonable attempts are made to borrow materials in this way but not all requests are able to be filled.

Loan period and renewals vary depending on the lending library. Overdue fines are $0.10 per item per day for 30 days, or $3.00.