Following Ross County Health District recommendations, effective Monday, December 21, 2020, the Chillicothe and Ross County Public Library will be open for Contactless Curbside Pickup and Walk-Up Services ONLY at our 9 locations. Limited computer use, by appointment, will be available at the Main Library.  Drive-through service is still available at the Northside Branch.  There will be no entry into our buildings for browsing or pick-ups.  For more information about Curbside Pickup and computer appointments, click here.

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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Curbside & Computer Appointment Hours:

  • Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. to 12 noon

Northside Branch

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

  • Monday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m.

County Branches

Howard S. Young
(Frankfort) Branch
167 Springfield St.
Frankfort, OH 45628
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Curbside Pickup Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Kingston Branch
89 N. Main St.
Kingston, OH 45644
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Curbside Pickup Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Paxton Branch
113 Dewey Ave.
Bainbridge, OH 45612
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Curbside Pickup Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

Richmond Dale Branch
770 Main St.
Richmond Dale, OH 45673
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Curbside Pickup Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 12 noon to 3 p.m.

School Branches

Huntington Branch Library
188 Huntsman Rd.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m.

Mount Logan Branch Library
841 E. Main St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
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Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m.

South Salem Branch Library
Buckskin Elementary

4297 Broadway St.
South Salem, OH 45681
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Curbside Pickup Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m.

2021 Library Holiday Closures

New Year’s Day – Friday, January 1
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – Monday, January 18
Presidents’ Day – Monday, February 15
Easter – Sunday, April 4
Memorial Day – Monday, May 31
Independence Day – Monday, July 5
Labor Day – Monday, September 6
Columbus Day – Monday, October 11 for staff in-service
Veteran’s Day – Thursday, November 11
Thanksgiving Eve – Wednesday, November 24, all library locations close at 5 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day – Thursday, November 25
Christmas – Thursday, December 23 (observed), Friday, December 24, and Saturday, December 25
New Year’s Eve – Friday, December 31 (observed)
New Year’s Day – Saturday, January 1, 2022

Curbside & Appointment Services

  • Curbside pickup available at all locations except Northside, which utilizes a Drive-Through window
  • At the Northside Branch, you can use the Drive-Through window to pick up your holds and for the following services:
    • Photocopy service, including Print from Home – 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.
    • Grab & Go Service – Let a staff member know what you’re looking for and we can pull it from the stacks for you.
  • 30-minute computer sessions BY APPOINTMENT AT MAIN LIBRARY ONLY
  • Remote Tech Tutoring
  • Free, open WiFi in our parking lots
  • Book drops open at all locations
  • Book requests and Grab & Go service available at all locations
  • 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
  • Beyond Books items, such as WiFi Hotspots, music instruments, and more
  • Virtual programming on Facebook and YouTube
  • Homebound book delivery for qualifying individuals through CRCPL’s Outreach Department

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 and meeting room reservations have been temporarily suspended.