The Coshocton Public Library system offers a wide variety of books, e-books, audio books, videos, DVDs, games, kits, magazines, and Internet service.
The Coshocton Public Library is a member of the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) Consortium, comprised of 95 library systems at 241 physical locations. This gives patrons access to over 8 million materials. If a particular title is not available through SEO, the library will conduct a world-wide search and have the item shipped to the library if possible. These services are free to any library cardholder, and the items are delivered to the library for pick-up.
Any library patron may request to receive 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 that has been requested has arrived.
Reference librarians are available during business hours to assist with your educational, recreational, and information needs. Reference staff can be reached by visiting the reference desk, calling (740) 622-0956 or (740) 545-6672, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Coshocton Public Library offers a Bookmobile that travels to schools, including Amish schools, and even to home-bound residents. To request the Bookmobile to stop at your school or business, please call the library.
Patrons may renew their books online or by calling the library. Library materials can be renewed up to four times unless the item is on hold for someone else.
Items borrowed can be returned to the Main Library in Coshocton, the West Lafayette Branch Library, or to any other library in the SEO consortium, including Holmes County District Public Library, Licking County Public Library, Newcomerstown Public Library, Tuscarawas County Public Library, and many others. An after-hours drop-off box for books and a drop box for audio-visual materials can be found outside of the Main Library in Coshocton and the West Lafayette Branch Library.
Residents must apply for a library card in person. Photo identification and verification of your current address are needed.
E-cards can be applied for online and allow 24/7 access to all our digital services.
If you are homebound and would like reading material from the library, call and request assistance. You may pick genres you are interested in reading and books within those genres will be delivered to you at no cost.
A variety of diverse programming is offered for all ages. For more information, call the library, or visit the events page.
Black ink photocopies can be made for a fee of $0.10 per copy. In addition, files can be printed from public computers for $0.10 per page with black ink or $0.20 per page with colored ink. There is also an additional sales tax charge for printing from public computers. The same prices apply to mobile printing. For more information on mobile printing, click here.
Fax service is available at the West Lafayette Branch location for $1.00 per page. Fax service is not available at the Main Library at this time.
The Main Library in Coshocton currently offers eight public internet computers for adults on the main floor and three internet computers for children in the Children's Room. For visitors to the Local History/Genealogy Room, there are two internet computers provided for research purposes. The library also offers seven catalog only computers, so patrons can check their account, search for items, and place holds.
The West Lafayette Branch Library currently offers five internet computers, two of which are laptops. The branch library also offers one catalog only computer that can be set up for internet use during busy times.
Public wireless access is available at both locations during business hours.
The Main Library in Coshocton offers a small conference room or a larger meeting room for pubilc use. Rooms can be reserved by non-profit groups and individuals. For more information regarding library meeting rooms, please see the Meeting Room Usage Policy.