If we do not own an item you want, we offer you the free service of borrowing it from another library when possible. This interlibrary loan service takes place through SearchOhio, a consortium of public libraries throughout the state.

Using SearchOhio

  • Search for desired item within the SearchOhio catalog.
  • When item is located, click on REQUEST THIS ITEM.
  • Choose Lane Libraries from drop-down list.
  • Enter your NAME and your LIBRARY CARD NUMBER.
  • Choose your pick up location.
  • Click SUBMIT.
  • The item will be pulled off of the owning library’s shelf and delivered to the Lane Library location you specified

Item Status

  • Once the item is ready and available for you to pick up  you will receive a courtesy notice letting you know that it has arrived.

SearchOhio Policies

  • Items are usually available within 3-5 business days.
  • Items will remain on hold shelf for 7 days.
  • Loan period is 21 days for printed items and 7 days for DVDs. All other material may vary as to checkout date depending on the lending institution. Make sure to check your receipt upon checkout.
  • Overdue fine is 50 cents per day with a maximum overdue fine of $25.00.
  • An additional replacement fee of $25.00 will be billed for any item not returned within 30 days of the due date.
  • You may renew Search Ohio items up to 3 times as long as it’s not requested at the owning library.
  • You must call Lane Libraries to renew your Search Ohio items.  This cannot be done online and Search Ohio items are not included in the auto renewal feature.

If you are unable to find the item you want through SearchOhio, please contact Lane Libraries staff; we may be able to borrow the item for you through another source.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lane Libraries drive-thrus will be open Monday - Friday 12:00 - 7:00 p.m. Phone reference will also be available during this time. Book returns will be open 24 hours a day. The Lane Tech Center, Bookmobile, and Smith History Library will continue to be closed at this time.  More Info