Frequently Asked Questions
Do you charge late fees?
No. We are a fee-free library!
However, if you lose or damage an item, there will be a replacement cost.
What do I need to get a library card?
A photo ID with your current address. If your ID doesn't have a current address, a piece of mail or other document with your name and address will work. Children four and over must have a parent or legal guardian present to get a library card. Children three and under are not permitted to obtain a card.
Do you accept donated materials?
Our Friends of the Library group accepts clean, gently used materials. Those not added to the GPL collection go into the Friends continuous book sale in the Computer Lab on the second floor. For a complete list of materials not accepted, check out the Friends of the Library page by clicking here.
Can I volunteer at GPL?
We do not currently accept any volunteers looking to complete community service hours. Other volunteers may be accepted on an as-needed basis.
Can I book the meeting room for my upcoming event?
Our third floor conference room can be reserved by nonprofit groups and organizations hosting 45 people or less. Library events will take precedence over outside requests. The room is not available for showers or family gatherings.
Do you accept credit cards?
At the current time, no. If you owe a replacement fee or need to pay for copies and don't have cash, there is an ATM across the street from the library.
How can I renew my materials?
All items can be renewed one time. The only items that cannot be renewed are those on hold for another patron. Materials can be renewed online by logging in to your account with your library card number (no spaces) and password, or by calling the library at (937) 548-3915.
Is there somewhere in your library I can charge my electronic device?
Yes! We have charging stations located in the Computer Lab and the Reference Room. Patrons are invited to bring their charging cords and plug in as long as necessary. We do not supply charging cords and are not responsible for unattended devices.
Do you offer tech help?
No, we do not offer tech help services. Some staff members may be able to help patrons download and use the Libby app, but we cannot offer technical help for those looking to set up computers, tablets, smartphones, etc.
Do you have a Notary Public on staff?
We have a staff member who is a certified notary public for the State of Ohio. Anyone wishing to have a document notarized must abide by all State Laws regarding the notary process. We reserve the right to refuse notarization of any document if proper identification is not provided at time of request.
Is there a charge for a new card?
No. We do not charge for new or replacement cards.
How many books can I check out?
As we like to say, as many as you can carry or want to keep track of. The technical limit is 30 for children and young adults, and 50 for adults, but this can be adjusted at the librarian's discretion. Other material limits are 10 magazines, 10 audiobooks, and 6 fiction DVD/Blu-Rays (unlimited nonfiction).
Does your wi-fi require a password?
Our wi-fi is free to access by selecting GPL_Guest when in or near the library. The password is library123.
How can I donate to the library?
Greenville Public Library is a nonprofit organization and is always accepting donations! You can donate by sending a check to 520 Sycamore Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or stopping by during business hours. We are currently unable to accept electronic donations.
Who does your landscaping?
Every year, the library receives many, many comments on our beautiful landscaping! Hours upon hours of work are put into keeping them in immaculate condition by Richard Halley. In addition to the library, Richard is also the caretaker of the flower beds belonging to the magnificent Memorial Hall.