Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Washington-Centerville Public Library remains closed.
The Library remains closed to the public but we are taking the first steps to reinstate core library services! This process will happen slowly, and in phases, based on the guidance of the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Library Council. We ask for your continued patience as we work through the process.
The Woodbourne Library exterior book return is open, but we need your help to spread out the influx of materials. Please check your library account online as item due dates have been extended in stages. We ask that you hang on to your items until the due date. If you receive email notices, you will get a reminder email three days before the item is due. The Centerville Library book return remains closed due to the parking lot replacement. Please return all items, whether you checked them out from Centerville or Woodbourne, to the Woodbourne Library book return. Once materials are returned, they will be quarantined for several days before staff check them in. It may take 5-7 days for items to clear from your account.
Due dates have been extended, and overdue fines will continue to be forgiven while the Library is closed to the public.
We are available to answer questions via phone, email, and Live Chat Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 6 PM and Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM. We are working to respond as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience.
Place a hold online or call 937-435-3700, ext. 1. Due to limited staffing, high demand and quarantined materials delays in processing holds are likely. You will receive an email or phone notice when your item is ready for pickup. You have 7 days to pickup your item.
If you receive a phone or email notification that holds are ready for pick up, please call 937-435-3700 Monday-Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM or Saturday 10 AM – 4 PM or visit www.picktime.com/wclibrary, to schedule a contactless curbside pickup appointment at Woodbourne Library. Learn more about Curbside Hold Pickup.
We are following state mandated safety requirements and best practices including:
Fortunately, the Library has a wealth of online books, audios, movies, music and magazines that you can access without leaving home. In addition, ‘virtual’ events like storytimes, book discussions, maker classes and more offer opportunities to connect with the Library and staff. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or visit wclibrary.info/events for event listings.
Yes! The Library’s ‘Reading Takes You Places’ Summer Reading Club for kids, teens and adults is now underway. Register to participate in this year’s program, designed to be enjoyed at home.
We have many educational resources for children to help with learning during this time. For adults who are home from work, this may be an ideal time to grow your job skills using our online learning resources. Note: If you need internet access, the Library's Wi-Fi extends into the parking lot of Woodbourne Library.