Borrowing Items
You may borrow up to 20 items on your DPLS library card. The loan period for items is two weeks, unless otherwise noted.  

Requesting Items
Items from DPLS or the SEO Consortium libraries may be requested online, in person, or by phone.  You can arrange to be notified by phone call, text, or email when your requested item arrives. 

To Place a Hold Online:
1.  Go to the detail page for the item you wish to borrow
2. Click on the "Place A Hold" button
3. You will be prompted to enter your library card number and PIN to log in to your account
4. Choose the library location where you want to pick up your item, and click on "Place Hold" button

Returning Items
Items checked out with a Defiance Public Library System card may be returned to Defiance Public Library, Johnson Memorial Library in Hicksville, or Sherwood Branch Library.

Overdue Items
Fines are charged for overdue materials. The fee is 10¢ per day per item with a limit of $10.00 per item. Items from the Browsing Collections are charged .50¢ per day. We ask that you return all items on time so that others may enjoy them.  If you give us your email address or mobile phone number, we can send you a reminder BEFORE materials are overdue.