Using The Library

We seek to enrich lives by fostering diverse opportunities for all people to read, learn, and connect. All you need to get started is a library card. Library cards are free to residents of Fairfield County and many outlying areas. Learn how to use the library and get the most out of your library card here.

Library Cards

You can get a library card at any of our locations. All you need is a photo ID that lists your name and current address. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who can show identification.

Early Literacy Center

Our Early Literacy Centers (ELCs) are interactive play spaces that encourage learning through play. The spaces are designed especially for children ages birth to six and their caregivers. We currently have two ELCs: one at our Northwest Branch Library in Carroll and one at our Bremen Branch in Bremen.

Computer & Internet Use

We offer free access to computers with Internet access. You just need a library card to log on. You can also print black and white or color.

Wireless Printing

Laptop users can print using our printers.

Meeting Rooms

Several locations offer rooms that can be reserved for meetings or studying. Contact us to find out how.


We deliver library materials to day cares, nursing homes, and a homebound population. The collections are customized to the needs of the individual or institution. Contact us to learn more.

Talking Books

The Talking Book Program provides free recorded books, magazines and playback equipment to approximately 15,000 eligible blind, visually impaired, physically disabled and reading disabled Ohio residents.


On the first floor of the main library is a vast genealogy and local history collection for you to browse and enjoy. Our collection includes materials about Lancaster, Fairfield County, Ohio and beyond.

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