Beyond its collection of materials, Licking County Library offers a broad range of services to the public such as meeting spaces and study rooms, public computers, and wireless access to the Internet. Please explore the links below for more details and do not hesitate to Contact Us  with any questions.
Do you wonder if you will really enjoy a certain game? Borrow it and see! Do you hate having to store endless games that are each only played a few times a year? The LCL Board Game Collection is the thing for you!
Board games check out for 7 days and can be renewed 2 times if there are no holds on them. Overdue fines are $0.50 per day. Games can be sent to any LCL location or bookmobile.
Games currently available include:
Special thanks to Comic Shop Plus, Looney Labs, Ravensburger Games, Steve Jackson Games, USAoploy for their donations and expertise.
The Licking County Library provides classroom collections to classroom teachers, preschool instructors, home-school parents, and human services organizations. Registered borrowers may come in and select their collections themselves. Alternatively, they may place a request at least 48 hours in advance, and Library staff will gladly assemble a collection.
Advance requests can be made in person, by phone, or online. Use this form  to reserve a classroom collection online. Collections will be ready for pickup after 2:30 p.m. on the designated pickup date. Pickup may be at the Main Library, on the Bookmobile, or at one of LCL’s five branches.
Copying and Printing
All Licking County Library locations are equipped with color copiers/printers. Main Library has one on each floor. The price breakdown is as follows:
Wireless printing costs are the same as copying costs. You can pick up your print job at the self-service station or by asking a staff member. Please click on your location to print. Main and Emerson R. Miller Libraries offer wireless printing for tablets, smartphones, and computers. All other locations offer wireless printing for computers.
Most LCL locations have a self-service fax machine that can be used to send outgoing faxes and will scan to your email . The first page costs $1.75 and each additional page costs $1. Please note: the library cannot receive faxes.
The copier/printers at each LCL location also allow you to scan photos, documents and books to your USB drive. You can scan in full color or black and white; the scanner accepts documents up to 11x17". Please ask a staff member for assistance.
Licking County Library has started In the Company of Heroes: Licking County Veterans  in order to gather and preserve the experiences of veterans that are from or have lived in Licking County. We will be compiling photographs, copies of service records, letters, diaries and if possible a video or audio record of our veterans from the Revolution through the present day. These will be added to an online database so people can readily access this information
“It is our goal that all generations will be able to learn, understand and recognize the sacrifices made by these men and women for their country,” said Doug Stout, Heroes Project Coordinator and Head of Circulation/Building Services. If you or someone you know would like to participate in this program, please contact Doug at (740) 349-5571 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Looking for a way to save on your next electric bill? Stop by any library location and check out an Energy Check Toolkit.
Licking County Library, in partnership with AEP Ohio , is lending out toolkits to patrons for one week so you can monitor how much energy the appliances in your home use. Each toolkit contains information about the Kill-A-WattTM program, a booklet with tips on saving energy and a survey to return to the library.
Laptops in the Lower Level of Main Library are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Laptops must NOT be taken outside of the building and must be returned to a staff member. DO NOT place the laptop in the inside or outside bookdrop.
Fees and Liabilities:
A customer must be registered with Licking County Library (LCL) or another SEO Library  to be able to borrow materials. After the registration form is completed, a card will be issued and may be used to borrow materials from any LCL location.
Acceptable Form of Identification
At the time of application, the Library requires an acceptable form of identification be presented by every adult applicant and by every adult who is responsible for a Juvenile applicant.
The Library reserves the right not to issue a library card to any applicant who cannot provide an acceptable form of identification and to restrict the borrowing privileges of any person who has overdue materials and/or accumulated fines and charges.
Customers without a permanent address
The library cannot issue a card to a resident staying in a temporary shelter since we have no way to contact them after they leave the shelter.
Educators (e.g. daycare providers, homeschool instructors, and school teachers at all grade levels) are now able to register for a teacher card. Teacher cards automatically grant the user a longer loan period for all books loaned on that card. For more information, please call 740-349-5500.
Licking County Library offers meeting and study rooms at Main Library in downtown Newark; Meeting rooms at Buckeye Lake Library and the Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown; and study rooms at Emerson R. Miller branch in west Newark. Reservations for the use of Library meeting facilities can be made in-person, online , or over the phone at 740.349.5553 by anyone 18 years of age or older.
When the meeting rooms are not needed for library-related activities, they are available for use by community groups. Non-profit groups may use the meeting rooms free of charge. For-profit groups may use the meeting rooms at a cost of $50 for 4 hours or less. An additional $50 will be charged for any additional time. For more information about the rules and regulations regarding room use, please refer to the Meeting Room Policy .
The small groups (between 1-6 people) can reserve one of Main Library’s 3 study rooms for 2-hour increments. For more information about the rules and regulations regarding room use, please refer to the Study Room Guidelines .
Please note: A library card is not required to reserve the meeting or study rooms.
Looking for something exciting to do? Check out a Museum Pass to The Works.
How it works:
The Works is located at:
All Licking County Library locations offer public computers equipped with Microsoft Office 2010 and high-speed internet connections. Anyone with a library card from Licking County Library or a library in the SEO Library Consortium may use library computers. Local residents who are not library card holders will need to apply for a library card to use the computers. Out-of-town visitors may request a guest pass for access to library computers.
Express computers at Main Library may be used in 15-minute sessions only. Use of Express computers counts toward the allotted daily sessions.
Laptops in the Lower Level of Main Library are available on a first-come, first-served basis. They check out for 2.5 hours.
Free wireless Internet access is available for use with personal computers and other electronic devices.
How the LCL Seed, Sprout, and Share Library works…
If you are interested in learning more about this service, or have questions please contact the Adult Services Department; 740.349.5553 or AAQ@lickingcountylibrary.info 
The Tablets for Tots program is a pilot program with funding provided by a Target grant. The tablets come pre-loaded with interactive eBooks and apps which promote early literacy for ages 0-6.
The Tablets for Tots devices must be returned to a staff member and NOT placed in the inside or outside bookdrop.
Fees and Liabilities:
The Licking County Library has been designated by the State Library of Ohio as a sub-lending agency to provide free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled, and reading disabled Ohio residents.
Application for Talking Book Machine and Regional Library Services  **Completed applications must be returned to the Library**
If you are interested in learning or applying to this service or have questions about your existing services, please contact the Adult Services Department by phone 740-349-5582 or email AAQ@lickingcountylibrary.info 
The Licking County Library provides test proctoring services at its Main Library location. We can usually meet all of the requirements for proctoring but we do have some limitations.
The Library will provide:
The student will:
There is a $25 fee for each exam session. Payment will be accepted at the time the exam is administered and may be paid in cash, check or credit card
Please call or email the Adult Services Department for more information; 740.349.5520 or AAQ@lickingcountylibrary.info 
There are three easy ways to register to vote:
Not sure where your polling place is located? Use the Licking County Board of Elections polling location locator .
Don’t forget, you can also vote early and avoid the lines at the polls on Election Day with an Absentee Voter Application  (PDF).
For additional questions about voter registration, please contact the Licking County Board of Elections by phone at 740.670.5080 or visit their website .
For laptop users, LCL offers the ability to from your laptop to our printers. Wireless printing costs are the same as copying costs. You can pick up your print job at the self-service station or by asking a staff member. Please click on your location to install the print driver.