Borrower cards are issued free of charge to individuals who are Ohio residents or who pay property taxes. Companies, agencies and organizations which are located in Ohio are also eligible cardholders. To receive a card, you must apply in person and present proof of current address, such as a driver’s license or utility bill. The cardholder (individual or corporation), or parent or guardian for those under 18, is responsible for all use of the card. Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the library as soon as possible. There will be a charge for replacement of lost cards. Borrowers are expected to bring their card with them any time they wish to borrow materials and present their card to use equipment (including computers) and software in the building. If a cardholder does not have their card with them, materials may be checked out using a photo ID.
Educators from public, parochial and licensed child-care centers may apply for a Ritter Public Library Educator Card, which has different rules associated with it. Seventy-five items may be checked out on the Educator Card, and any item from Ritter Public Library is loaned for 30 days.
Teens ages 13-17 can now get a special card with no fees or fines. The card gives teens access to digital material including e-books, audiobooks, music, databases and streaming video platforms. Included are OverDrive, hoopla, Kanopy, Mango Languages, Lynda.com and more. This card does not allow internet access on library computers. Teens may ‘upgrade’ their card with a parent’s signature which will allow them to check out physical items and access the internet on library computers.