Top 10 Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do you have any book recommendations?
  2. How do I get a card, and how old does a child have to be to get a card?
  3. How do automatic renewals work?
  4. What is an ‘account block’?
  5. How do I place an item on hold, and how do I pick it up?
  6. How do I reserve a meeting room?
  7. How do I get a library book on my device (iPad, tablet, phone, etc.)?
  8. When do you have a notary?
  9. Do you have computers/printing/fax/copier/wifi?



Complete Policy Manual MPL Policy Manual approved 1.18.2017 -Updated 2.19.2020

Patron Conduct
Patrons are expected to be considerate to other patrons and library staff, and patrons may be asked to leave for loud/disturbing behavior, harassing others, soliciting, or destructing property.

Depending on the severity of the behavior, a patron may be barred from returning to the library for a limited or indefinite amount of time.

Unacceptable behavior includes, but is not limited to:

  • Using profanity or abusive language; excessive or loud use of cell phones
  • Bringing firearms, handguns, knives or other weapons defined by Ohio statute on library property
  • Using tobacco or e-cigarettes in any form while inside a library building or on library property
  • Accessing pornographic material or material with graphic, gratuitous or excessive violence while in the library.

Please refer to our policy manual for a complete list of all of our policies, including patron conduct.

Books/Material Donations

We gladly accept:

  • Books in excellent condition and usually published within the last 5 years
  • Audiobooks (on CD)/Music CDs/DVDs in excellent condition
  • Local History or Genealogy material that has direct relevance to Union County (research decisions made on a case by case basis)

(Excellent condition is considered like-new with no marks/tears etc; no odors; no damage)

We are not able to accept:

  • Materials that exhibit signs of smoke, mold, pests or water damage
  • Encyclopedias, reference books or textbooks
  • Music or audiobooks on cassettes; movies on VHS
  • Magazines of any kind
  • Self-published materials (unless reviewed in established review journals; exceptions may be made for materials of local interest that meet the collection development policy)
  • Items that have been withdrawn from any library collection and sold previously