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Main Library

43 West Third Street
Mansfield, OH 44902


Monday9 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday9 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday9 AM - 8 PM
Thursday9 AM - 8 PM
Friday9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday1 - 5 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

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

[CANCELLED] Riddle Me This (begins) - Main Library

April 1, 2020

Think you have the skill to solve these riddles? Come into the library and test your brain.

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[CANCELLED] Coral Reefs: Nurseries of the Sea (begins) - Main Library, Second Floor Lobby

April 1, 2020

An educational traveling exhibit, coming to the Main Library in April.

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[CANCELLED] Baby Story Time - Main Library

April 2, 2020

This program helps develop language skills and is a great way to meet other new parents.

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[CANCELLED] Friends of the Library Booksale: Members' Presale

April 2, 2020

Members of the Friends of the Library get first dibs!

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[CANCELLED] Word – Beyond the Basics - Main Library, Learning Lab

April 2, 2020

Learn how to configure the Quick Access Toolbar, use proofing, autocorrect, the ruler, tabs, and tables.

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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

Mon-Thu: 9 AM-8 PM
Fri-Sat: 9 AM-5 PM
Sun: 1 PM-5 PM

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