Cornavirus Information

Cornavirus Information

Download the hoopla, Libby, or Freegal apps from the App Store to access the library’s eBooks, music, and movies.

The library will be closed until further notice.

All library materials currently checked out will not be due until April 30, 2020.

Our first priority is safety, but we’re also focused on maintaining library access.
This page is updated as information becomes available.

In the meanwhile…

Ohio Department of Health hotline:  1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Read Governor DeWine’s Stay At Home Order (March 22, 2020)

  • March 16 update:

Dear Patrons,

While we recognize that the library is an essential service for many, we also acknowledge the unprecedented position we find ourselves in. Effective at 5 p.m. on Monday, March 16, all Chillicothe and Ross County locations will be closed until at least April 6. Periodic updates will be posted on our website and social media platforms as information becomes available.

The Main Library Annex and Northside buildings will still be open for voting on Tuesday, March 17.

We apologize for the short notice of this closure, but encourage you take advantage of the many online resources found on our website: Additionally, most of our county locations have Free Little Libraries near the front doors of the buildings. During this closure, staff will periodically restock those boxes. In Chillicothe, the Free Little Library at the YMCA will be maintained.

Key staff will be working remotely and may be available to answer email questions. However, please be patient while waiting for a response. 

Thank you for your understanding. Stay safe and stay in to checkout.

  • March 13 update:
    • Effective Saturday, March 14, all library programs are cancelled and will resume on Monday, April 6.
    • The meeting rooms are still open, but if you’re planning on attending a meeting, please check with the organizers first.
    • The Main Library Annex and Northside locations are still polling places for the March 17 Primary.
    • The Mt. Logan location will be closed until April 6. All other locations are maintaining regular hours.
    • The snack and meal program are continuing (except at Mt. Logan) as normally scheduled.
  • March 12:  Read the library’s Press Statement.
  • March 9:  Read the Blog Post.
By |2020-03-26T14:24:42+00:00March 13th, 2020|3 Comments


  1. Vicki snyder March 15, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    I saw the library and the children’s alliance organization were offering some meals for children at different locations. Could richmondale library do that too?

  2. Jeffrey B. Canter March 17, 2020 at 3:34 pm

    Hello Library staff,
    First of all, I hope all of you are well. I currently have a CD on hold from another Library. This CD currently shows as in Transit on your website. How will this situation be handled, will I still be able to pick this up at an appointed time, will this be sent back to the loaning library or will this just be held till April.
    Thank you, Jeff

  3. Jennifer Slone March 18, 2020 at 11:02 pm

    Hello, Jeff. Since your item is currently in transit, it is being held at a delivery facility until statewide library cargo is reinstated (it was suspended today), and we are open for business. When we open back up, your item will be shipped to the library. We will then call you to pick it up. Your holds won’t be cancelled and your in-transit items won’t be sent back. Of course, please be patient since there’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but this is the plan.

    Thank you!
    Jenn Slone, Access Team Leader

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