All library locations are now open to the public for holds pickup, collection browsing, computer use, faxing, scanning, and printing. Due to the pandemic, in-person programming, notary public service, tech tutoring, and meeting room reservations are temporarily suspended.

The Northside Branch Library drive-through window is still open for holds pickup for high-risk individuals.

Outreach services, including book delivery, are available for homebound individuals.  Call 740-702-4111 to see if you qualify.

Returned items may stay on your account for up to one week while they are being quarantined.  If you have returned books and they are still showing up on your account, this is why. If your account becomes blocked due to an item in quarantine, just call us at 740-702-4145 and we can help.

Main Library

140 S. Paint St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
740-702-4145
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Hours:

  • Mon:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tues:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wed:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thurs:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fri:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sun:  Closed

Northside Branch

550 Buckeye St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
740-702-4145
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Hours:

  • Mon:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tues:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Wed:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thurs:  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Fri:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Sat:  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sun:  Closed

County Branches

Howard S. Young
(Frankfort) Branch
167 Springfield St.
Frankfort, OH 45628
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Hours:
Mon: 1 to 5 p.m.
Tues: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wed: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thurs: 1 to 5 p.m.
Fri: 1 to 5 p.m.

Kingston Branch
89 N. Main St.
Kingston, OH 45644
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Hours:
Mon: 1 to 5 p.m.
Tues: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wed: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thurs: 1 to 5 p.m.
Fri: 1 to 5 p.m.

Paxton Branch
113 Dewey Ave.
Bainbridge, OH 45612
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Hours:
Mon: 1 to 5 p.m.
Tues: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wed: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thurs: 1 to 5 p.m.
Fri: 1 to 5 p.m.

Richmond Dale Branch
770 Main St.
Richmond Dale, OH 45673
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Hours:
Mon: 1 to 5 p.m.
Tues: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wed: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thurs: 1 to 5 p.m.
Fri: 1 to 5 p.m.

School Branches

Huntington Branch Library
188 Huntsman Rd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Hours:  Mon-Fri, 3:30 to 7 p.m.

Mount Logan Branch Library
841 E. Main St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 3 to 7 p.m.

South Salem Branch Library
Buckskin Elementary

4297 Broadway St.
South Salem, OH 45681
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Hours:  Mon-Thurs, 4 to 7 p.m.

2020 Library Holiday Closures

New Year’s Day — Wednesday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day– Monday, January 20
Presidents’ Day — Monday, February 17
Easter — Sunday, April 12
Memorial Day — Monday, May 25
Independence Day — Friday, July 3 (observed) and Saturday, July 4
Labor Day — Monday, September 7
Veteran’s Day — Wednesday, November 11
Thanksgiving Eve –– All locations close at 5:30pm on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Day — Thursday, November 26
Christmas — Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25
New Year’s Eve — All locations close at 5:30pm On Thursday, December 31
New Year’s Day — Friday, January 1, 2021

Onsite Services

  • Libraries open, browsing of collections permitted.  Occupancy limited as necessary to ensure social distancing.  Read more about reopening procedures.
  • Holds pickup
  • Book drops open for returns
  • Computer and Internet access, limited to 30 minutes per session
  • Copies and prints: $.10 page for black and white, $.50 per page for color
  • Fax machine: 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.
  • Free document scanning
  • Free WiFi in the buildings and parking lots
  • Beyond Books collection items like WiFi hotspots and music instruments are only available for checkout at the Main Library, 140 S. Paint St., Chillicothe.  All Beyond Books items must be returned to the Main Library lobby.

Face Mask Policy:  To continue serving our community during this difficult time of a worldwide pandemic, the Chillicothe and Ross County Library Board of Trustees has adopted the following temporary safety policy:

  • MASKS REQUIRED—Library staff have the authority to enforce the wearing of facial coverings while visiting the library.
  • In accordance with the Patron Code of Conduct, disobeying the direction of a library staff member and/or remaining on library property when requested to leave can result in a suspension of library services.
  • Concerns about this policy should be directed to the library director.
  • Thank you for honoring these measures, which are designed to keep our community safe, while allowing access to the library.

Masks will be provided at the door if you need one.

State and county health directives require that you keep at least 6 feet of physical distance between yourself and other patrons and library staff.

Children age 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult to enter the library.

In-person programs, meeting room reservations, and tech tutoring have all been temporarily suspended.