Check Out Policies
Patrons must use a valid ONU or community user ID to borrow library materials. Loan periods vary by patron and material type.
|Type of Material||Loan Period|
|Audio Records||21 days|
|Compact Discs||14 days|
|HML Books – Faculty and Staff||Semester|
|HML Books – Students and Community Users||21 days|
|OhioLINK Books – Faculty and Staff||42 days|
|OhioLINK Books – Students and Community Users||21 days|
|Periodicals – Faculty and Staff||3 days|
|Reference Items||1 day|
|DVDs and Videos||7 days|
Provided another patron has not placed a hold on an item, patrons may renew items up to six times (two times for community users). Patrons can request renewals online through My Library Account, by calling the circulation desk at 419-772-2181, or in person at the Information Desk.
Heterick Library charges fines on some Heterick items and on all OhioLINK items. These fines are as follows:
|HML CDs, DVD and Videos||$0.25 per day|
|HML Course Reserves||$0.25 per day|
|OhioLINK Items||$0.25 per day|
The library issues bills through the ONU controller's office for all lost Heterick and OhioLINK items.
OhioLINK fines an additional $0.50 per day on its late items.
Faculty, staff and students are billed for lost Heterick and OhioLINK items.
For Heterick Items
After two overdue notices have been sent, items are assumed lost and patrons are billed for the cost of the item and a $10 processing fee. If the item is returned, the library will waive the replacement costs and processing fee, but patrons will still be responsible for paying an overdue fine.
For OhioLINK Items
After an item has been overdue for 30 days, patrons are billed a $50 late charge and a $75 replacement charge. If the item is returned, the library will waive the $75 replacement charge, but patrons will still be responsible for paying the $50 late charge.
In most cases, for both Heterick and OhioLINK items, the library accepts replacement items purchased by the patron in lieu of the replacement charge. Please check with the library before purchasing a replacement item.
Ohio Northern University retirees are entitled to the following library benefits:
- Borrowing of ONU Library and OhioLINK materials.
- Use of databases in the library building only.
- Borrowing of items through interlibrary loan. During busy times of the year, requests from current faculty and students will take priority.
Residents of Hardin County and the surrounding counties (Allen, Auglaize, Hancock, Logan, Marion, Putnam, Union and Wyandot) may apply for a community user card. Proof of residency and a photo ID are required to apply for a card. The signature of a parent/guardian is also required for patrons under the age of 18. Community user cards are valid for one year.
Policies and Privileges:
- Borrowing of items from the Heterick collection.
- Use of the ONU public WiFi with personal devices.
- Use of the library building for personal study.
Call or visit the Information Desk for more information about becoming a community user.
Heterick Memorial Library
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810