Visiting the library
Where are you located?
We have three locations, Old Worthington Library located in historic Old Worthington, Northwest Library, located in northwest Franklin County, and Worthington Park Library, located in northeast Worthington.
Find out more about each of our locations, including addresses, maps and directions.
When is the library open?
We are open 9:00am to 9:00pm Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 6:00pm Fridays and Saturdays and 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Sundays. Access our full schedule of hours and holidays.
Can I eat and drink at the library?
Food and covered drinks are permitted throughout the library. You may also enjoy vending machines in the lobbies at Old Worthington Library and Northwest Library, where we offer lattes, cold drinks and a variety of snacks.
Using your library card and borrowing materials
How do I get a library card?
All residents of Ohio are eligible to apply for a library card. You may fill out an application in-person at any of our library locations or you can apply online. Please note that a photo ID with proof of current address will be required to receive your library card.
I am a member of another library. Can I use my card at your library (and vice versa)?
Patrons from participating libraries in the Central Library Consortium (CLC) can use their library cards to check out materials and use computers at Worthington Libraries. Participating libraries include Bexley Public Library, Columbus Metropolitan Library, Grandview Heights Public Library, Marysville Public Library, Pickaway County District Library, Pickerington Public Library, Plain City Public Library, Southwest Public Libraries, Upper Arlington Public Library and Wagnalls Memorial Library.
Worthington Libraries patrons may also use their library cards to check out materials at these participating CLC libraries.
A Worthington Libraries card is required to access certain online resources and to reserve certain types of materials in the library catalog, such as mobile hotspots, Playaway Launchpads and Discovery Kits.
How many items can I check out at once?
Borrowing limits differ depending on the type of material (i.e., books, movies, audio items). Access the Borrower's Guide for full details.
How do I reserve a book or other item?
You may reserve an item using the library catalog. After doing a search and locating the item you wish to reserve, click on its title from the search results to view details about the item and see which libraries own it or have it available. Look for the link that says "Reserve," in the upper right corner just below the cover image of the item (if available) or just above the list of libraries that own the item. After you click "Reserve," you can enter your library card number and PIN and specify your pickup location.
How can I find out what I have checked out and when it is due?
Check the status of your borrowed items by visiting My account.
How do I renew my books, DVDs, and/or CDs?
You may renew in-person at any of our library locations. You can renew by phone using the Automated Renewal Line at 614-479-4400. You can also renew online by logging in to My account. For more details visit the Borrower's Guide.
How can I extend my reserve holds?
You can make a request to extend your holds by sending us an email or calling us at 614-807-2626.
Where can I return the books, DVDs and/or CDs I have checked out?
Do I owe any fees?
Check to see if you have any fees by visiting My account. You can also contact us by telephone (614-807-2626) or ask in person.
How can I change my phone number, mailing address or email address on my library card?
Using the library collection
How do I find out if you have the book, movie, and/or CD I want?
Does the Library have e-books I can borrow?
Yes, the Library offers a variety of e-books and digital media that you can download to your portable device or stream from your computer.
Why don't you have a certain book/movie/CD/etc. in your collection?
Worthington Libraries selects materials on the basis of their value in terms of the interest, information, and enlightenment of all people in the community according to a policy on Materials/Resources Selection. If you wish the library to acquire a particular item, please make a Purchase Request by email, by phone (614-807-2626), or in person.
Library programs and events
When are storytimes?
Find out on our full storytime schedule.
What programs do you have this week/month?
Upcoming programs at Worthington Libraries are listed on the library calendar.
How do I talk to a children's librarian or a reference librarian?
Technology & equipment
Do you have computers for the public?
Do you have a scanner for public use?
Do you have a public fax machine?
Do you have a typewriter?
Can I donate my personal books to the library?
We accept donations of books that are in good condition. Books not added to the collection are given to the Friends Foundation for their book sales on behalf of the library. If you wish to donate a large quantity of books, please contact Communications Specialist Hillary Kline by phone (614-807-2605) or by email (email@example.com). Learn more about donations in our policy on Fundraising and Contributions.