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Main Library

43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902


Temporary Hours (as of January 11):

Mon. - Thu.   10 AM - 6 PM
Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday10 AM - 2 PM

About this Location

In 1890 Miss Martha Mercer became head librarian of the Memorial Library, which was then housed in the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building. Miss Mercer traveled to New York and met with James Bertram, Andrew Carnegie’s secretary and in 1903 Carnegie awarded a grant for $35,000 for the construction of a new library in Mansfield. In January of 1905 the site of the Grace Episcopal Church on West Third Street was chosen and Vernon Redding, of Mansfield was chosen as architect for the new building. The new library was dedicated on December 19, 1908, and additions were added in 1951 and 1989.


  • Accessible Entrance(s)
  • After-hours book return
  • Bike rack
  • Computers, printing and scanning
  • Parking garage/lots
  • Learning Lab
  • Meeting rooms
  • Seed library
  • Library of Things
  • Teen Zone
  • Study rooms
  • Free WiFi

From the Director

Chris May

Chris May

Discover our Main Library, nestled in the heart of downtown Mansfield.  Our central location offers a wide selection of materials, public computers, meeting spaces, programming, and more for the whole family.

Our helpful staff is able to assist you in everything from finding a great read to working on your resume. Come see us.  We are open to all!

About Our Children's Department

Patricia Brewster

Patricia Brewster

The children's department of the Main library provides a wide range of materials, activities, and learning opportunities for children. Materials are available for babies through pre-teens in a variety of formats. We also offer services and resources for teachers and homeschoolers. Activities include story times, family events, after-school activities, and our Summer Library Program. Families can experience technology, explore imaginative play, and discover a love of reading.

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Upcoming Programs

Winter Reading Program 2021

January 4, 2021

Read through January and you'll be entered to win prizes!

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Sushi Anyone? Bookmark-Teen kit

January 18, 2021

Teen take-home craft kit

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Trivia Night with The Phoenix Brewing Co.

January 19, 2021

Trivia Night with the Phoenix

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Crafty Attic DIY: Glass Bead Suncatcher

January 22, 2021

Take-home craft kit for adults

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Mad Science Kits-Pickup Begins

January 25, 2021

Mad Science DIY Kits

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Resources and fun for teens, families, and educators.

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Main Library

43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 521-3100

Open Hours

Temporary Hours:
Mon. - Thu.: 10 AM - 6 PM
Fri: 10 AM - 5 PM
Sat: 10 AM - 2 PM

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