Is Westlake Porter Public Library part of the Cuyahoga County Public Library system?
No, Westlake Porter Public Library is an independent library, not part of the county system.
Is it a hassle to get a library card?
No, library cards are issued while you wait (with current photo ID). You do not need to be a Westlake resident to be issued a card. Anyone who lives, works, owns property, or goes to school in Ohio can get one. You just need verifiable current identification. You can even fill out the application online.
What should I do if my card is missing?
Patrons are asked to notify the library immediately when a card is lost or stolen (to protect the patron).
What are your hours?
Our regular hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday we are open from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We are closed for some major holidays throughout the year.
Do I need my driver's license to register to vote?
How many items can be checked out on a card at a time?
A single card can have up to 75 items on it.
How long are the loan periods?
Three (3) weeks for most materials, except some new and high-interest items that go out for 7 days, such as new adult fiction DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, Express copies of best-selling magazines and books, and video games.
Can I renew?
Yes, materials can be renewed six (6) times (except Express items) for their normal loan period and may be renewed in person, over the phone or online through our Web catalog, however, if an item is on hold it cannot be renewed.
What should I do if I lose a book?
Patrons are asked to notify the library if materials are misplaced— the library will renew material if possible.
What can be returned in the book drop?
Most anything can be returned in the book drop unless there is a label indicating otherwise. Even overdue materials may be returned there, and fines may be paid later.
How much are fines and when do they have to be paid?
WPPL is fine free. Library card accounts will still be suspended if:
Materials are not returned within three weeks of the due date for most materials, one week for select materials
Fees for lost or damaged materials are unpaid
Total fines accrued before fines were eliminated exceed $10
10 or more items are overdue
Borrowers will be billed for replacement of damaged or lost materials.
There are fines for SearchOhio/OhioLink items in the amount of $0.50 per day overdue.
Can I return my books at other libraries, even though WPPL isn't part of CCPL?
Yes, materials may be returned to any public library in Ohio. A cooperative service delivers these materials back to their home libraries. There is no charge for this service. Items borrowed through SearchOhio or OhioLINK must be returned to WPPL.