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Library Information

Main Library

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Tomorrow's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 5:00PM

Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM
Mon, Dec 05 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Dec 06 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Dec 07 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Dec 08 9:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Dec 09 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sat, Dec 10 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Sun, Dec 11 1:00PM to 5:00PM

Address
140 South Paint Street
Chillicothe, OH 45601
Tel: 740-702-4145
About the branch

You can do it all at the Main Library. The Main Library features a robust collection on three floors, several meeting rooms for public reservation, library and community-sponsored programs for all ages, a computer and reference lab, children's room, genealogy and local history room, our Book-a-Bike program and more!


On-Site Services

Get lost browsing our stacks while searching for your next read! The Main Library houses fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, magazines, large print, books for kids and teens, music, movies, and much more, including:

  • Computers and laptops with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office software
  • Photocopy and Remote Printing services – 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. 
  • Reference service
  • Free notary public service (Please call ahead at 740-702-4145)
  • Free, open WiFi in our library and parking lot 
  • External book return on Paint Street
  • Genealogy and Local History Room with microfilm collection
  • A meeting room and telehealth room available for community non-profit use
  • Programs for all ages!
  • An Art Gallery Space for public exhibits
  • Beyond Books Collection – Check out a Chromebook, a WiFi hotspot, a cake pan, some seeds from the Seed Library, or even a bicycle!
  • Free 1-1 Tech Tutoring and Northstar Digital Learning Assessment proctoring
  • Teacher, Parent & Caregiver Collections – Let us curate a collection of children’s books for your little ones, specific to any topic or interest.
  • Book Match – Tell us your preferences, and we'll help you find the perfect next read.
  • Bookworm Summer Reading Program for all ages
  • Peer Recovery Support - Our Peer Recovery Supporter is here to listen and provide helpful resources.

Also check out our robust offering of Online Resources, available for free with your library card.


View all other library locations

All locations, hours, and holidays/closings (printable PDF)

Book a meeting space at the Main Library

Events
Tue, Dec 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Children's Area,Reference Area,Meeting Room
Santa is coming to the Library! Everyone who visits Santa at the library gets a candy cane and a free book!

Wed, Dec 14, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Annex Room A
Monthly meeting of the Library Board Trustees.

Thu, Dec 15, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Thu, Dec 15, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Annex Room A
Join us to create a wintry masterpiece! Paintings make a great gift for someone special, or hang it up in your room to help celebrate the season! Space is limited, so please register in advance.
This event is full

Thu, Dec 22, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Fri, Dec 23, All day
All library locations are closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, for Christmas. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, December 27.

Sat, Dec 24, All day
All library locations are closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, for Christmas. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, December 27.

Sun, Dec 25, All day
All library locations are closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, for Christmas. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, December 27.

Mon, Dec 26, All day
All library locations are closed Friday, December 23 through Monday, December 26, for Christmas. We will reopen for regular hours on Tuesday, December 27.

Thu, Dec 29, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Sat, Dec 31, All day
All libraries closed for the New Year holiday.

Sun, Jan 01, All day
All libraries closed for the New Year holiday.

Mon, Jan 02, All day
All libraries closed for the New Year holiday.

Wed, Jan 04, 10:00am - 11:00am
Children's Area
Come listen to some great stories and songs. Storytime helps develop a young child's literacy skills and nurtures a love of reading.

Thu, Jan 05, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Annex Room A
Imaginative play, stories, games, art & music. This program is a partnership between the library and Easterseals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Thu, Jan 05, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Annex Room E
Come make some awesome Perler Bead creations with us at the Main Library Annex! All materials to make a fabulous Perler Bead masterpiece is provided.