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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
  • 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.

Patricia Brewster

Featured Books at Main: Funny Books by Funny People

Sep 20
9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Library of Things Scavenger Hunt Weeks of Sep. 20 - Oct. 2 All locations/Children of all ages Discover all the unusual items the Library offers!

Sep 20
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Homeschooler STEAM-Main Library Mon. Sep. 20, 1-3 PM Children in grades K - 5 Join us for a drop-in program for homeschooling families! Each month will focus on different science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics subjects and include plenty of hands-on fun!

Sep 21
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Session 1- Sep. 13-Oct. 23 Tue. @ 10 AM Sep. 14, 21, 28 Oct. 5, 12, 19 Space is limited, call 419.521.3130 to reserve your spot

Sep 21
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Brickyard Books-In the Brickyard! Tue. Sep. 21, 6 PM We're taking the talk out of the library. We love to talk books, and members choose our titles month to month. Please call the Reference Desk at 419.521-3110 to learn the title and the location of our meeting, which will be at an establishment in the Brickyard, on the third Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Join us!  September's book is The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Kline.


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

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