Lima Public Library Locations Closed

UPDATE Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Returns are being accepted at the library's book drops. Don't feel that you need to rush to return your items though, we are maintaining our no fines policy at this time.
Beginning Monday, May 11, 2020 the library will begin a curbside pick service. To place items on hold for pick up, use the library's online catalog or call us at 567-712-5239.

UPDATE Thursday, April 2, 2020
In compliance with Governor DeWine's Stay At Home order all locations of Lima Public Library will be closed indefinitely. Library staff are monitoring social media outlets and e-mail; please reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We will post updates about hours of operation as they become available.

News Release 

For Additional Information Contact: 

Karen Sommer, 419-204-0399 or 567-712-5220 

Lima Public Library to Close for Coronavirus Prevention 

March 16, 2019... Gary Fraser, Executive Director of Lima Public Library, announced today that all library locations will close Tuesday, March 17 through at least April 5, 2020, due to concerns about the coronavirus.  Urging by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a nationwide halt to gatherings of more than 50 people played a role in the decision.   

Borrowers should keep borrowed items until the library reopens: no fines or fees will accrue while the library is closed.   

Fraser also encourages use of Lima Library’s digital offerings, available through, which include eBooks, eAudiobooks, movies and music, and research and learning tools.   

Updates regarding hours of operation will be provided as they become available.  

For more information about the library's digital services, please visit or the pages listed here: