Requesting Materials

The Massillon Public Library strives to have a large and diverse collection, but space and budget limits keep us from owning every item you might seek. If we do not own the book, music, or movie you need, it may be possible to borrow the item from another Ohio library in our lending network. Most of the time borrowing from this network is a free service for you. There might be photocopy charges for articles from magazines and journals, or the owning library might charge a fee for a special item. We will inform you of these charges before ordering the item.

First check our online catalog which includes materials from the Massillon Public Library, the Stark County District Library and the Louisville Public Library. If you find your item, follow the directions on the screen for placing the item on hold.

If our catalog does not contain your item, next click on the link for SearchOhio which gives you easy access to over seven million items from other Ohio library systems such as Cuyahoga Falls, Cuyahoga County, Greene County, Toledo-Lucas County, Warren-Trumbull County, Westerville, and Youngstown-Mahoning County. If your item is on the shelf at any of those libraries, you may proceed with placing a hold with your library just as if we owned it at Massillon. It will not, however, accept holds on items already checked out.

If you are unable to locate the item you are looking for or have trouble placing a hold on an item that you found, contact the Reference Desk at 330-832-9831 ext. 312 or submit a question via our online form.