The Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library is pleased to resume limited services at two of our library locations.
Patrons can place holds and pick up items at the Northside Branch Library drive-through window, 550 Buckeye St., Chillicothe. The Northside Branch facility and all other county branches remain closed to the public at this time.
The Main Library, 140 S. Paint St., Chillicothe, is now open for those who prefer to browse the collection and/or need access to computers, printing, faxing, and scanning. More information about services available at the Main Library can be found here.
Northside Drive-Through Pick-Up 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
Items cannot be returned through the drive-through window. Please return items in the book drops at any library location. Returned items may stay on your account for at least 72 hours while they are being quarantined. If you have returned books and they are still showing up on your account, this is why.
Beyond Books collection items like WiFi hotspots and music instruments are only available for checkout at the Main Library. All Beyond Books items must be returned to the Main Library lobby.
You may either use the library catalog to place holds, or call 740-702-4145 and we will put items on hold for you. Since statewide cargo delivery has been suspended for the time being, we are unable to obtain items from the Serving Every Ohioan consortium. Holds placed on materials owned by outside library systems will be suspended until statewide cargo delivery resumes. If we do not own a title that you’re looking for, you may fill out a Purchase Suggestion form and we will do our best to purchase it for our collection. Just like with other holds, we will call you when those items arrive. Please note that the process of obtaining your items will take a little longer than normal. We thank you for your patience.
Items that were checked out before the library’s closing on March 16 were due back on July 1, 2020. Please call the library at 740-702-4145 if you need assistance.