Ohio Library Begins Loaning Games

Residents of Centerville, Ohio can now borrow PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii games from their two community libraries, free of charge.

Initial offerings include Kung Fu Panda, Madden NFL 08, Iron Man, Guitar Hero, Sonic Heroes and Final Fantasy titles, according to the Dayton Daily News. The institution will focus on family games and games for players over the age of 10.

Library members can keep the title for up to a week, with one extension available.

The impetus behind the program came from patron requests and the growing video game industry. Centerville marks the fourth library in Ohio to begin offering games, with directory Cindi Klinck stating that it "strives to be on the leading edge of library service."