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Public Computers

Each MCDL location has public computers available for use with your library card number.  Our computers have the following software available for your use: Microsoft Office 2016 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher), Internet Explorer, and Google Chrome.

MCDL's Internet Policy

GED Testing and Classes

GED testing is available again in Medina County. Medina Library is a Pearson VUE testing center and offers GED testing on a quarterly basis. Testing is held in the second floor computer lab. To find out about testing or to schedule a test visit ged.com.

GED classes are offered at the Brunswick Library through the Polaris Career Center. Call 440-891-7647 for times and to register.

Future GED class dates and times at the Brunswick Library and testing at the Medina Library

GED Test Prep Kits
Medina Library offers GED test prep kits at the second-floor Reference Desk and the Brunswick Reference desk. They are for check-out and use in-library. Each contains three test prep books and a GED-approved TI-30XS calculator for use while studying.

GED Test Prep Worksheets
Medina Library offers packets of GED test prep worksheets at the second-floor Reference Desk and the Brunswick Reference Desk. Test takers can write on and keep these packets when preparing to take the test. The packets cover the following topics:

  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Fractions
  • Decimals
  • Measures of Central Tendency (Ratios, Percentages, Mean, Median, Mode and Probability)


All MCDL locations have free, filtered wireless Internet access available. New! Wirelesssly print at our libraries using Papercut on our Xerox printers. Setting up your device.

Wi-Fi Hotspots

Take Wi-Fi service with you anywhere with MCDL's Wi-Fi Hotspots. These easy-to use devices are on the AT&T Network and provide wireless access anywhere you can get a cell signal.

Wi-Fi Hotspots are available at all MCDL locations, including Bookmobile. Wi-Fi Hotspots are loaned for 14 days; limit one checkout per household per 30 days, and may not be renewed or reserved in advance.There is a $5 per day late fee and replacement cost is $200.
The library reserves the right to limit excessive use by an individual or family per MCDL's Wi-Fi Hotspot policy. Thank you for your understanding.

Tools and Tech

tools and tech items

MCDL's Tools and Tech collection features items you may need only once, or would like to try before you buy! It includes items many members have asked for as well as some you never knew you needed. Tools and Tech items are available at our Medina location; they are loaned for 14 days, limit 1 item per library card, and may not be renewed or reserved in advance. There is a $5 per day late fee and replacement cost varies by item.

  • Acer Chromebook: Need a laptop to take on-the-go?
  • Binoculars: Which birds are out in your garden or trees?
  • Blood Pressure Monitor: Is your blood pressure at a safe level?
  • Car Engine Fault Code Reader: What's your Check Engine Light telling you?
  • Digital Scanner Pen: Want to scan text into a document or have it read aloud to you?
  • Digital Action Camera: What adventures will you record?
  • HDMI Projector: What will you share at your next meeting for family reunion?
  • Kill A Watt Electricity Monitor: Are your appliances or devices wasting electricity?
  • Metal Detector: What's hiding in your back yard?
  • Oculus Go Virtual Reality Headset: Where will you go, without leaving your house?
  • Portable Telescope: What's going on in the sky tonight?
  • Radon Detector: Is there radon lurking in your home?
  • Soprano Ukulele: Got the urge to make some music?
  • Stud finder: Want to hang that mirror or picture securely?
  • Thermal Leak Detector: How drafty are your doors and windows?
  • USB microphone: Do you have a song or podcast inside of you?

Click here to check availability.

Faxes, Scanning, Copies and Printing

Fax, Scan, and Copy service is available at all Medina County District Libraries. Fax and scan services are free. The Library only sends faxes. It does not receive faxes for members. Scans may be sent to an email or saved to a flash drive.

Copy machines are available at all MCDL locations. Copies may be made for $.10 per page for black and white copies or $.50 for color (where available). Medina, Brunswick, and Lodi Libraries have printers capable of color printing.Copy machines do not make change. The funds you load on your account are not refundable.

With an MCDL library card you are allowed up to $.50 in free prints per day from our desktop stations or from a wireless device. That equates to 5 black and white pages or 1 color page (where available - Medina, Brunswick, and Lodi Libraries have printers capable of color printing).

Additional pages cost $.10 per page for black and white copies and $.50 per page for color (where available).

Anytime Lockers

We'll put your library items in a locker for you!

Simple as 1-2-3

1. Call the library.

2. Have your library card number ready

3. Pick up your materials in the locker using the last 7 digits of your library card number.

The answer to your busy schedule.

Shop & Drop at Buehler's Fresh Foods

Return your library books when you shop at Buehler’s Fresh Foods and save time.

Available at these Buehler’s locations:

• Forest Meadows - 275 Forest Meadows Drive

• River Styx - 3626 Medina Road

This is a return service only. Pay fines, renew, request or check out materials at your local library.

Play Areas

Medina, Brunswick, Highland, Lodi and Seville Libraries each have areas where parents and children can enjoy the educational toys we provide.

Interlibrary Loan

MCDL participates in nationwide resource sharing of circulating materials, using interlibrary loan services. Loan periods, including renewals, will conform to MCDL's lending policies.

Members will be charged a $5.00 processing fee for each interlibrary loan request, regardless of whether MCDL is able to obtain the requested item. A member who agrees to pay lender fees up to $15.00 will be charged for any lender fees up to that amount for the requested item. If a member chooses to not pay lender fees, his/her request will be processed only through the free lending string.

Tax Forms

MCDL libraries offer tax forms to the public. The library receives various forms and publications from the IRS and the State.  Not all forms are available at the same time and not all libraries carry the same publications. Tax Links

Recording Studio

Located in the Lodi Library, the Recording Studio allows users to record, compose, and mix their own music and record commercials, podcasts, voice tracks and more.


  • Mac computer station
  • GarageBand and Reaper software
  • Professional microphones, pop filter and headphones
  • Effects box, DI box and Scarlett audio mixer
  • Improved soundproofing
  • Two external speakers


Please become familiar with the Garage Band or Reaper software and Recording Studio hardware prior to first use. Go to mcdl.info/OnlineLearning access the GarageBand Essential Training Course on Lynda.com.  The training is 4 hours, but viewing Getting Started lessons will provide enough instruction to begin working in the Studio.

Please note: library staff is unable to provide training or assistance in the use of recording studio software and equipment.

Studio users are guaranteed a minimum of two hours per session and may continue past two hours if no one else is waiting.

Register To Vote

Voters registrations forms are available at and can be turned in at all MCDL locations. You are qualified to register to vote in Ohio if you meet all the following requirements:

  1. You are a citizen of the United States;
  2. You will be at least 18 years old on or before the day of the general election. (If you will be 18 on or before November 4, you may vote in the primary election for candidates, but you cannot vote on issues until you are 18);
  3. You will be a resident of Ohio for at least 30 days immediately before the election in which you want to vote;
  4. You are not incarcerated (in prison or jail) for a felony conviction under the laws of this state, another state or the United States;
  5. You have not been declared incompetent for voting purposes by a probate court; and
  6. You have not been permanently disenfranchised for violations of the election laws.

The library must receive registration forms 30 days before the next election.

If the person is eligible, the voter registration form must be typed or printed clearly using black pen. (Forms filled in with pencil cannot be accepted.)

Absentee Ballot Requests

Any qualified Ohio voter may request and vote an absentee ballot without stating a reason.

The Medina County Board of Elections must receive absentee ballot applications by noon on the Saturday before the election. The Library must receive them about two weeks in advance of the election (call the library for specific day) to meet the Board of Elections deadline. Any applications received after that day cannot be guaranteed to make it to the Board of Elections on time.

However, you should submit your request as far in advance of the election as possible to ensure there is sufficient time for the board to mail you a ballot and for you to timely return that ballot.