Library Services and How to Use Your Account

Digital Services

Each library provides wireless access that is open and free to the public during library hours. Internet access and word processing are also available for use on public computers.

The library offers eBooks, eAudiobooks and eMagazines for checkout through Overdrive, free online newspaper access including the New York Times, video streaming through Kanopy, music,movies and eBooks through Hoopla, language learning through Rosetta Stone and much more. To find out more information, visit our Stream and Download page.

Various devices such as S.A.D. Lamps, iPads, Chromebooks and Video Editing Equipment can be used in the library with a library card. To find out more information, visit our Technology page.

Printing and Photocopying Services

Black and white copying is available at the Main Library and the North Branch Library for .10 per page.
Black and white and color copying is available for .25 per page at the South Branch Library.
Black and white and color printing from a public computer is available for .25 per page at all three locations. 

Outreach Services

The Summit County Library Outreach program partners with the Community & Senior Center’s Mountain Meals on Wheels program, who provide nutritious meals to homebound individuals throughout the county. If you are a recipient of Meals on Wheels, you may be eligible to receive book,cdbook and dvd deliveries along with your meals. To learn more, please contact 970-668-2942.

Newsletter

Stay up-to-date with what's going at your Summit County Library. From author talks to tech classes, you'll always know what's on with this monthly newsletter. Sign up here to get information on programs for children, teens and adults!

 

How to Use Your Library Account

How do I access 'My Account' on the library website?

To access your library card record, click on 'My Account' in the top right corner. Enter your Last Name and the entire library card number starting with the 420 (no spaces) and click 'Login.'

From within your account you may request items, renew items, and review your reading history.

How do I renew my library books?

To renew all items, log into 'My Account', click on 'Checked Out Titles' and the 'Renew All' button at the top. If you only wish to renew certain items, click the boxes preceding the items in the list, and click 'Renew Selected Items' at the top. If an item may not be renewed, it will say 'ON HOLD' in red next to the due date of the item. Renewal dates are from the date renewed, not the date material is due.

How do I track my reading history?

Click ‘Reading History’ on the left. Then click the blue ‘Start Recording my Reading History’ button. It will start recording from that time forward but will not include items you checked out in the past. Library staff cannot see what you have checked out in the past.

I lost or damaged a book. Can I see how much I owe?

Yes. Click ‘Fines and Messages’ on the left. This amount must be paid in person at a Summit County Library by cash, check or credit card. Credit card transactions will accure an additional service fee.

How do I request materials?

Use the ‘Search’ field at the top left to enter in the subject, title or author. From there you can narrow your results using the categories on the left. Pay attention to what type of material it is: Book, CD book, DVD, etc. Place a hold on any item within Summit County or outside of the county by clicking the blue 'Place Hold' to the right of an item listing.

Choose the Summit County Library location where you want to pick the item up and receive an e-mail, call or text when it arrives. Your home library will default to where your library card was issued. If you want to change your default home library, contact library staff.

How do I see what I have on hold?

Click ‘Titles on Hold’ on the left. This will show what is ready for pickup, where it is ready for pickup and any materials that are still pending.

Can I receive text messages to notify me when my holds arrive or my materials are due?

Yes! Click this link to sign up.

You will receive a text back asking for your library card number. Enter the whole number starting with the 4 with no spaces and then wait for a response.

You are now activated and should receive reminder texts when items you placed on hold arrive or when your checked out materials are coming due.

Text 'MyBooks' to see the status of all your library items.

Text 'Stop' if you no longer want to receive text message notifications.

Book News and Reviews

Lists of Bestsellers

Book Clubs

To join a local Book Club in Summit County please ask your librarian at one of our three locations for a list of open clubs to contact.

Book Club Tea Recommendations

If you are looking for ideas for your book club, or just for a good book, check out this list, 2019 Book Club Tea.

Here are some past lists if you need some other recommendations:
2018 Book Club Tea
2017 Book Club Tea

Outreach Services

We partner with the Community & Senior Center’s Mountain Meals on Wheels program, who provide nutritious meals to homebound individuals throughout the county. If you are a recipient of Meals on Wheels, you may be eligible to receive books, CD books and DVD deliveries along with your meals.

If you are interested in this program or have questions, please contact 970-668-2942 for more information about the Meals on Wheels program.

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