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What is a library?

A library is…

  • a community resource center
  • a guardian of knowledge and culture
  • a diverse gathering place
  • a source of both entertainment and enlightenment
  • a pillar of democracy, privacy, and intellectual freedom
  • a place to see a friendly face
  • a one-stop-shop for home office tasks: computers, fax and copy machines, scanners, free notary public, and more

Who do we work with?

To bring you quality services, the library partners with: 

View a map of additional Agency and Community Partners served by the Outreach Deparment.

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Ohio Online Voter Registration
Dolly Parton Imagination Library of Ohio
  

For More Information

Read all about CRCPL's storied history in our library timeline.

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library is a place where diversity is celebrated, equity is prioritized, and inclusion is a guiding principle. Your library is committed to providing a welcoming and accessible space for everybody in the community to ensure that each individual feels valued, respected, and empowered. Your library strives to achieve this through the collections, programs, and services provided, all of which aim to represent the identities and cultures that make up this beloved community. By cultivating an environment where differences are embraced, barriers are dismantled, and opportunities are accessible to all, the library hopes to create a space that celebrates the spirit of inclusion and serves as a beacon of unity within your county.


What can I do at the library? 

On-Site Services  

  • Get lost browsing our stacks while searching for your next read! We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, magazines, large print, books for kids and teens, music, movies, and much more.  
  • Beyond Books Collection – Check out a Chromebook, a WiFi hotspot, or even a cake pan or a bicycle!  
  • Computers and laptops with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office software 
  • Free, open WiFi in our parking lots  
  • Meeting rooms available for non-profit use 
  • Fun and educational programs for all ages
  • Bookworm Summer Reading Program  
  • Book drops at all locations  
  • Reference service at all locations  
  • Free notary public service (Please call ahead for this service) 
  • Curbside pickup available at all locations except Northside, which offers a Drive-Through window  
  • Photocopy and Remote Printing services – black & white and color prints, $.10 page for black and white, $.50 per page for color  
  • Faxing service – All local and toll-free faxing is free.  For long distance faxes, the charge is $1 for every five pages, with a maximum cost per fax of $3.  No international faxes.  
  • Homebound book delivery for qualifying individuals through CRCPL’s Outreach Department  
  • Local history research and genealogy by request  
  • Free, 1-1 Tech Tutoring  
  • Book Match – Let us choose books for you based on your personal preferences  
  • Teacher, Parent & Caregiver Collections – Let us curate a collection of children’s books for your little ones, specific to any topic or interest

Digital Services