MidPointe is making changes to continue to bring their patrons the most in-demand library materials in a cost-effective manner. In response to a continuing decline in CD popularity and circulation, starting January 1, 2022, the Library will no longer purchase new physical CDs.
Patrons will still have multiple ways to check out both music and audiobooks. MidPointe offers downloadable digital music on the hoopla platform, and downloadable eAudiobooks on hoopla and the Ohio Digital Library. MidPointe will begin offering Playaways (portable, pre-loaded audiobooks), that feature an audio jack compatible with headphones and auxiliary cords. Patrons can also request physical CDs through SearchOhio, which makes over 16 million items from the collections of dozens of libraries across the state available and delivered to your local library. Additionally, MidPointe’s existing CD collection will remain available until the items are weeded from the collection, as is traditional with all library materials.