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Coshocton Public Library
655 Main St
Coshocton, Ohio 43812
Phone: 740-622-0956
Fax: 740-622-4331
Director: Jennifer Austin
Hours: M-W: 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.; TH-F: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; SAT: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Closed on Sundays.
Website: www.coshoctonlibrary.org
Email: info@coshoctonlibrary.org

West Lafayette Branch Library
601 East Main St
West Lafayette, Ohio 43845
Phone: 740-545-6672
Fax: 740-545-6418
Hours: M-W: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.; TH-F: 10 – 5 p.m.; SAT: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Coshocton Public Library offers a wide variety of not only books but e-books, audio books, videos, DVDs, as well as Internet service. All codes of conduct must be followed when entering the library including but not limited to no smoking, being properly clothed, no running or obscene language, and no animals are allowed except when required for assistance. For the complete list of the codes of conduct, visit the library’s website.

The library is a member of the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) Library Consortium, which is comprised of 93 library systems at 237 physical locations. This membership allows cardholders access to over 8 million materials throughout the state of Ohio. If a particular title is not available through this network, the library will graciously check around the country and order the required material. This service is completely free to any library card holder, and the items are delivered to the library for pick-up.

Any library member may request library notices via e-mail, text or telephone. The member’s information is put on file and the library will e-mail or text regarding any overdue books, upcoming due dates, or if an item requested has arrived.

The Coshocton Public Library offers a bookmobile that travels Coshocton County visiting schools, including Amish schools, and home-bound residents. To request a stop at your school or business, call the library for details.

Members may renew books online or by calling the library. Library materials can be renewed four times unless on hold for someone else.

You can return borrowed items to the Coshocton location or West Lafayette Branch, or any other library in the SEO system, which includes New Philadelphia, the Holmes County Public Library, Newark, and many others. There is also an after-hours drop box for books and a drop box for media materials.

Residents must come to the library in person to apply for a library card. A photo identification and verification of your current address are needed.

The Coshocton Public Library offers services to home-bound residents. If you are home-bound and would like reading material from the library, call and request this assistance. You may pick the genres you are interested in reading and books within those genres will be delivered to you at no cost.

The library offers free Internet. The computer is not to be used for illegal or obscene purposes. Wireless use is available as well. For the complete policy, visit the library’s website.

All children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult. If there are children left unattended when the library closes and the guardians cannot be found, the proper authorities will be notified.

For the complete list of the meeting room usage policy, please see the library’s website.

There are no restrictions on books borrowed from the Coshocton Public Library. Up to one hundred items can be borrowed at one time.

Overdue items – 10 cents a day (5 cents on children’s books) $2.50 maximum
Lost or damaged – The cost of the item
Library card replacement fee – $1
Copies – 10 cents per copy
Computer printing – 10 cents per page (bw); 20 cents per page (color)

Portrait Magazine is proudly published by The Coshocton County Beacon, a division of AloNovus. Portrait of Coshocton strives to provide you with an informative overview of Coshocton County, Ohio. It is designed to give you a glimpse into the many community service agencies, churches, government services and elected officials, plus the social service and educational opportunities that are available in our community when you need help or guidance.

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Coshocton was selected by “Ohio Magazine” as a Top 10 Hometown.  Coshocton embodies qualities that make Ohio hometowns so special: Friendly residents, beautiful parks, charming shops and a rich history that is celebrated to this day.