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Temporary Hours (As of April 19)

Mon. – Thu.
Fri., Sat.

9 AM – 8 PM
9 AM – 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: The Great Outdoors

Aug 01
All Day

Month of August The Mother-in-Law by Sally Hepworth. Join this interactive, book discussion Facebook Group!

Aug 02
All Day

Crafty Attic DIY-Birdhouse Tabletop Decor Pick up begins Aug. 2 Adults If you registered for this DIY event, you can now pick up your supplies at your requested branch.

Aug 03
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Virtual Dungeons & Dragons Group A: Tue. Aug. 3, 4-7 PM Adults/teens We offer two groups that will be playing the Storm King's Thunder Campaign simultaneously. We will be using to play the game, Zoom for voice/audio, and D&D Beyond for access to source books.   Registration is required for this event. You will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Aug 04
5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Movies at Main-Judas and the Black Messiah Wed. August 4, 5 PM Community Room @ Main Library Adults only Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton Rated: R Join us for free movies in the Community Room! Each month will feature at least one newly released film. Stop in, call 419.521.3120, or check our website to see what's showing!


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

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