Hours & Locations

Hours & Locations2020-07-08T21:52:13+00:00

The Main Library is now open to the public for holds pickup, collection browsing, computer use, faxing, scanning, and printing. Due to the pandemic, in-person programming, access to the microfilm machine, notary public service, tech tutoring, and meeting room reservations are temporarily suspended.

The Northside Branch Library drive-through window is currently open for holds pickup. Patrons of all library branches are encouraged to use this service.

The Northside Branch building and all county branches are temporarily closed to the public. All book drops are open for returns.

Main Library

140 S. Paint St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Monday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m.

Friday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Northside Branch

550 Buckeye St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Drive-Through Hours:

Monday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, 12 to 3 p.m.

Thursday, 3 to 6 p.m.

Friday, 12 to 3 p.m.

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

County Branches (Temporarily Closed)

Howard S. Young
(Frankfort) Branch
167 Springfield St.
Frankfort, OH 45628
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Kingston Branch
89 N. Main St.
Kingston, OH 45644
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Paxton Branch
113 Dewey Ave.
Bainbridge, OH 45612
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Richmond Dale Branch
770 Main St.
Richmond Dale, OH 45673
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School Branches (Temporarily Closed)

Huntington High School
188 Huntsman Rd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Mount Logan Learning Center
841 E. Main St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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South Salem
Buckskin Elementary

4297 Broadway St.
South Salem, OH 45681
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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
*Closed Sundays starting May 24
Memorial Day — Monday, May 25
Independence Day — Friday, July 3 (observed) and Saturday, July 4
Labor Day — Monday, September 7
*Re-open on Sundays starting September 13
Columbus Day (Staff Training Day) — Monday, October 12
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

At the Main Library:

  • Library open, browsing of collections permitted.  Occupancy will be limited as necessary to ensure social distancing.  Read more about reopening procedures.
  • Holds pickup in the lobby
  • Book drops outside and inside building
  • 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 building and parking lot

Updated:  Face mask policy effective 7/8/20:  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, access to the microfilm machine, meeting room reservations, notary public services, and tech tutoring have all been temporarily suspended.

County branch libraries are temporarily closed, but the book drops are open.

At the Northside Branch Library:

  • Drive-through window materials pickup
  • Drive-through book drop
  • Call ahead to have tax forms printed:  740-702-4145 and select the Northside Branch Library option
  • Free WiFi in the parking lot
  • Read more about placing holds and picking up orders.