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Branch Hours

Mon. – Thu.
Fri., Sat.

9 AM – 8 PM
9 AM – 5 PM
         1 – 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 Entrances
  • After-Hours Book Return
  • Computers, Printing, Faxing, and Scanning
  • Library of Things
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Parking Garage/Lot
  • Free WiFi
  • Teen Zone
  • Bike Rack
  • Seed Library
  • Study Rooms
  • Laptop Kiosk

Departments at Main

From the Director...

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!

Chris May

About Our Children's Department

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.

Kinsey Landin

It's Pie Season!

All Day
Virtual Program/All Locations

Page Turning Tuesdays

AdultBook Discussion GroupVirtual

Page Turning Tuesdays Month of Dec./virtual/adults only Join us in December ...

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At MRCPL, we pride ourselves on being open to all, collaborative, visionary, imaginative, and customer-focused.

All 9 branch locations will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 25. We will reopen on Fri., Nov. 26. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO YOU AND YOURS!