About Us

Main Library

  • Over 150,000 items to choose from
  • 12,000+ new items added each year
  • Special collections include eBooks, eAudiobooks, audiobooks, large print, graphic novels, young adult
  • Two week checkout period, with 26 renewals possible
  • Kid-friendly area, with over 50,000 items for children
  • Six public computers plus WiFi
  • Information Desk staff available to assist you
  • Library cards are available to Ohio residents. Please bring ID to apply. Children age five to 11 may apply for a card when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Sorry, no credit card payments are accepted at this time.
  • Printing, scanning, and fax service are available. Faxes are 75 cents per page. Scanning is free; bring a USB memory device. Printing is 15 cents per side for B/W, 30 cents per side for color. Available paper sizes are 8.5×11 and 11×17.
  • Computers and copier/fax automatically turn off ten minutes before closing.
  • Covered non-alcoholic beverages allowed. Sorry, no food allowed.
  • Quiet conversation allowed, including tutoring.

Technology Center

  • Quiet zone for ages 12 and up only
  • 16 public computers plus WiFi
  • Various seating and desk arrangements, most with electrical and USB charging outlets
  • Tech Center Desk staff available to assist you
  • Covered non-alcoholic beverages allowed. Sorry, no food allowed.
  • Printing and scanning service is available. Scanning is free; bring a USB memory device. Printing is 15 cents per side for B/W, 30 cents per side for color. Available paper sizes are 8.5×11, 8.5×14, and 11×17.
  • Sorry, no credit card payments are accepted at this time.
  • Computers and copier/fax automatically turn off ten minutes before closing.
  • Technology classes held regularly. Check our Events page for details.
  • 3D printing service available.

Library Park

Located just west of the Library at the corner of Sycamore and West Main Streets

  • 24/7 WiFi
  • Shaded seating inside and outside of the Park Pavilion
  • Open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily
  • Handicapped accessible

Free Parking

  • Located directly west of the Library
  • Construction of additional parking and a new main entrance on South Street will be completed by the end of 2016.

RULES OF CONDUCT AND PATRON BEHAVIOR

These rules have been adopted for the comfort and protection of all those using library materials and services. They will be courteously, but firmly, enforced by library staff. We ask your cooperation in maintaining a pleasant atmosphere, conducive to the effective use of library materials and services.

  • Disruptive behavior will not be permitted. This includes disorderly conduct, noise or activity, whether intentional or inadvertent, that interferes with the rights of others, physical abuse, abusive or threatening language and misuse of library furnishings. Expulsion from the library and/or loss of library privileges may result from continued violations.
  • Soliciting, conducting surveys, and commercial activity of any type are prohibited.
  • Persons committing theft, vandalism, or other illegal acts are subject to prosecution.
  • Guide dogs are the only animals permitted in the building.
  • Smoking is not permitted in the building. Use of any and all tobacco products is prohibited from use in the library building and near entrances.
  • Eating is not permitted in any public area; beverages are permitted if the container is covered.
  • Cell phone ringers must be set to mute or silent; patrons are permitted to use their cell phones in the Main Library area for quiet, brief conversations. All other cell phone use should be conducted in the closed vestibule areas.
  • Alcoholic beverages, illegal drugs, and firearms are not allowed on library property.
  • Sleeping and bathing are not permitted on library property.
  • The Technology Center is designated a Quiet Zone and all activity must be conducted quietly. Children under 12 years of age are not permitted in the Technology Center.

Adopted 4-21-08
Revised 12-15-14

UNATTENDED CHILD POLICY

In an effort to provide a library environment that allows all patrons to utilize library materials and information sources in a safe, relaxed manner, the Board of Trustees has adopted a policy statement concerning unattended or disruptive children.

Parents may not leave children under the age of ten years unattended in the library and are responsible for their children’s behavior while in the library. Children and young people who are disruptive in the library or on library grounds interfere with Library service to all patrons. The library is not a child care provider but a public institution where all patrons have an equal right to quality library services in a safe and relaxed environment.

If a child is left unattended in the library, the staff will attempt to locate his/her parents. Staff members are not permitted to remain after hours with an unattended child nor to give him/her a ride home. For the safety of the child, the staff will not leave a child under the age of ten outside to wait on a ride. If a parent cannot be reached by the time the library is to close, the police will be called to escort the child home or keep the child until parents can be reached.

Adopted 4-21-08