Residents of Ontario, Wayne, Wyoming and Livingston counties can apply for an OWWL card. This blue and green card gives you borrowing privileges at the Newark Public Library as well as access to the resources of the 42 other libraries within the four counties.
Anyone 5 years of age or older can get a library card. Teens and children who are at least 5, but not yet 14, will need a parent's signature.
Students who are 14 through 17 may be asked for a student ID.
Adults 18 and up will need a photo ID.
You must present your library card each time you borrow materials.
Patrons are responsible for all materials borrowed on their card. This includes being responsible for overdue fines, and any lost or damaged items.
Lost cards or a change to your address/phone number should be reported promptly. If you do lose your library card, you can get a new card for $2.00.
Your Online Account
The "catalog" from all 42 libraries is online. With access to the internet you can put things on hold from home or at work. Placing an item on hold means that if you request an item in the catalog, no matter what library it is located in, we can provide it to you through your home library. This service is offered free of charge.
When you are logged into your account, you can also check to see the items you have checked out, view any fines and fees, and see if you have holds waiting for you.
Your PIN may only be obtained by you in person.
Once you place an item on hold, it will be sent in delivery to the library you select within Pioneer. We will contact you as soon as your item is available and will hold the item for one week. It is important that you pick up your holds in a timely manner. A fee of $1.00 will be assessed if you fail to pick up a hold.