Everybody knows the library has books of all kinds to help people further their education and just for enjoyment. Almost everyone now thinks of the library as a great place to go to use a free public computer, but there are many services offered by your local Meigs County Library that you may not even realize are available. Many of these services are available for free or at minimal cost. The library has copy machines that are available for use by the public with black and white copies only 10 cents per page and color copies for 50 cents per page. We offer fax service that is free to a local or toll free number and $1 per page to any domestic long distance number. You can also receive faxes at the library for $1 per page. Color copy service is available only at the Pomeroy Library. Black and white copies and fax service are available at all library locations.
The library’s notary service has been quite popular. We have a notary available in each of our buildings any time the library is open. There is no charge for notary service. One of the relatively new services that the library offers is Passport photos. Passport photos can be made at the Pomeroy Library only. A special camera is used to make the photos to the exact specifications that are needed and you receive two photos on a sheet for $10. This type of photos is used not only for passports, but also nursing licenses, concealed carry permits and for various other identification needs. With the addition of this service, Meigs County residents no longer have to travel outside of the county to have a passport photo taken.
Regular library users have noticed some changes to the library database over the past few months. There is a wider variety of materials, more copies of popular titles are available and the catalog shows that some of the items are owned by places like Ironton and Jackson City libraries. In November of last year, the Meigs County District Public Library and the Briggs Lawrence County Public Library took advantage of an offer from our library circulation software provider The Library Corporation (TLC) to merge the two library’s databases to form one big database which includes all of our materials. The newly formed cooperative venture is called the Ohio Valley Library Consortium (OVLC).
The Meigs County District Public Library is proud to announce the launch of our new and improved website. The new website address is www.meigslibrary.org, but if you have the old web address memorized, your computer will automatically be directed to the new site. From the new site, users can search the library catalog including many of the databases that the library subscribes to on your behalf such as the Auto Repair Reference Center, Heritage Quest, Learning Express Library and many more. The site is also a useful place for information on the many services the library has to offer such as notary service, passport photo service, black & white and color copiers, meeting rooms, homebound delivery of library materials and much more.
From the website, users can access the thousands of ebooks available through our participation in the Ohio Ebook Project. In addition to that, library users can place holds on materials from over 150 other libraries around the state by clicking the MORE (Moving Ohio’s Resources Everywhere) icon on the left side of the front page. There is an events calendar so you’ll be able to keep up with everything that’s going on at your Meigs County Public Libraries. The Kid’s Corner section is an excellent place to see what we have planned for summer reading. It also includes links to recommended websites for children’s educational enrichment and just for fun.