South Branch Relocation

The Elyria Public Library System is excited to announce that a new temporary home for the South Branch Library, currently located in the old Hamilton School, will soon be ready to open. Asbury United Methodist Church located at 1611 Middle Avenue will become the new temporary home for the South Branch Library. The current location will close Friday August 11th at 5 PM. The new location will open on Friday August 18th at 11 AM.

Beginning Friday, August 4, checkouts for movies and magazines will be for two weeks due to the relocation of South. Only for items checked out at South Branch.

Expanded hours and services will be offered. Library materials such as books, DVDs, CDs, public computers and more will be located in the basement of the church. Patrons will be able to access the library via the basement door on the North side of the church via stairs or an ADA compliant lift. The sanctuary of the church will be used for library programs and events during operating hours. The church may occasionally use it after hours as needed.

To celebrate the opening of the new library all Children’s Cards registered at South will be eligible for Fine Forgiveness. We want everyone to have a fresh start and it is a great way to celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month early before it starts in September.