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Archbold Community Library

Serving Since 1916


Digital Magazines

The Ohio Digital Library (ODL)has expanded its digital collection with the addition of OverDrive Periodicals. This new collection features over 40 popular digital magazines, including Good Housekeeping, Country Living, Family Handyman, Guideposts, ESPN the Magazine, and more. All periodicals available on the ODL are in the NOOK format, which means that they must be read on a NOOK tablet device or by using the free NOOK reading app available for a multitude of smartphones and tablets. The NOOK app is available from the Windows Store for PC's or tablets using Windows 8, the Apple Store for iPad and iPhone, or Google Play for Android devices.

Users can borrow up to 3 periodicals from The ODL at a time.  Currently there are 41 magazines in the collection.  Right now only the current issue will be available.  Soon previous issues (within the subscription timeframe) will be available. 

Magazines are simultaneous use so multiple users can checkout magazines at the same time.  There are various quantities to how many users or circulations/issue are available, depending on the magazine.  The current collection contains magazines with 100, 200, 250, 500 and unlimited circs per issue. Magazines do not need to be returned (no loan period), but can be manually removed, if needed. If you have any questions about this new feature, ask a library staff member for assistance.

Smartphones and Library Cards

Never forget your library card again (unless you forget your phone)! Simply scan and store your library card on your smartphone and present this barcode in the same way you would your library card. The app, CardStar, is one most often used in other libraries and we have tested this app with our scanners. It is available for both Apple and Android devices. This app allows you to name the card you scan so parents could scan all of their children's cards to their phone as well. As with any app, familiarize yourself with how the app works and what information it requires prior to downloading. There are other apps that work the same so if CardStar is not for you, you may try an alternate app and we will test it with our barcode scanners. If you have any questions, please ask at the circulation desk.

Tax Forms

As part of cost-cutting measures, the IRS has reduced their library tax forms distribution program so that we will no longer receive instruction booklets for federal forms. In addition, the only forms we will receive are 1040, 1040-A, and 1040-EZ. All other forms must be printed from the Internet or copied from our book of reproducible forms. The book will be available at the circulation desk. Library staff can help you with copying and printing forms, but cannot offer advice on which forms you need. Printing and copying costs for these forms will be $.05/page--$.10 for a two-sided page. We have now received all of the 1040 forms for both Federal and State, as well as the School District Tax Form for Ohio, and instruction books for State. 

The following websites offer forms and information for filing your taxes:

Donate to the Library

You will notice on each page of our website there is now a donation button which allows you to specify any amount that you wish to donate to the library. The transaction is handled through PayPal but you can donate even without a PayPal account. After clicking on the Donate button, there is a credit card option available for those not having a PayPal account. All donations to the library through this method will be deposited into the General Fund and used for general operating expenses of the library. If you wish to designate a donation for a particular use, please contact the Director of the library at 419-446-2783.