East Palestine Memorial Public Library along with Columbiana Public Library, Lepper Library in Lisbon, Salem Public Library, and Wellsville Carnegie Public Library announce the formation of the PLUS Consortium.
PLUS (Public Libraries Uniting in Service) allows a greater level of cooperation and resource sharing between the five member libraries for the benefit of all patrons in Columbiana County. PLUS provides integrated library services and resource sharing which allows for a seamless experience for our patrons.
Any patron with a library card in good standing can use that card at any of the member libraries. Inter-county Interlibrary loan borrowing and lending is easier and faster than ever before. There will be more access to drop off sites, as a patron can return an item to any of the member libraries.
Patrons will gain an expanded network of educational and business resources with the addition of SearchOhio and OhioLink in early December. SearchOhio and OhioLink will allow access to materials from over 140 Ohio public and academic libraries.
PLUS libraries have been working together to create this consortium for over two years. This project was funded in part through a federal Institute of Museum and Library Services and a LSTA grant awarded by the State Library of Ohio.