Library open to the public

Hours of operation are currently Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   Hours for at-risk populations are designated as 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Monday through Saturday. 

In order to promote safety among staff and library patrons, the following protocols are in effect:

Employees and patrons (unless under age 2) are required to wear facial coverings at all times. 

Disposable masks are available (while supplies last) at the Library for patrons who do not have their own face covering.    A minimum of six feet distance should be maintained between people. 

In addition, all items, when due, must be returned to the outdoor book drops, located in the main parking lot.   These returned items, with the exception of the Wi-Fi To Go mobile hotspots, will be quarantined for a period of 72 hours before being processed.  Overdue fines will not accrue during this quarantine period. 

A limited number of patrons are permitted in the library building and in certain areas of the library.  Seating in the library facility is minimal.

A limited number of public access computers are available for use by appointment.  Patrons may call the library’s Reference Department at (740) 446-7323 (ext. 241) to schedule a computer session.  Patrons who wish to access the genealogy room must call the library to schedule use of this area.

On-site library programming will not resume until restrictions are lifted and protocols are in place to allow for public gatherings.  Parents and caregivers are encouraged to follow the library on Facebook to take advantage of the library’s virtual programming.  

For more information about the services provided by Bossard Memorial Library, visit or call (740) 446-7323.