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What hours are the library open?

Main Library

Monday - Thursday      9:00 am - 8:00 pm     Friday & Saturday      9:00 am - 5:00 pm

North Lewisburg Branch

Monday - Wednesday   4:00 pm - 8:00 pm      Thursday & Saturday     10:00 am - 2:00 pm


How do I sign up for a library card?

Our History

First Market Street Library

The story of the Champaign County Library begins in 1890 in a room owned by a local physician. The library consisted of 450 books and periodicals, and was operated by volunteers. Over the years, the library has been housed in the city building (1891), a former Presbyterian Church (1896), the Morhlite building on Market Street (1932), and a converted grocery store (1996).


Hours & Locations

Champaign County Library
1060 Scioto Street
Urbana, Ohio 43078

Fax: 937-653-5679

Monday-Thursday  9:00-8:00
Friday & Saturday 9:00-5:00

By Appointment Only
Call or email imagine@champaigncountylibrary.org to schedule

North Lewisburg Branch
161 Winder Street
North Lewisburg, OH  43060

Fax: 937-747-3043

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Champaign County Library is to be a vital part of our community, to provide exceptional customer service to all; to serve as an information center and public gathering space; and to provide a wide variety of materials for all users as we connect the community to information, quality experiences, and each other.