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Hours of Operation
Beginning Monday, March 1, 2021 the library will be available for appointments Monday through Saturday in addition to our current services.  Please call ahead to schedule an hour long appointment as we will not be able to accommodate walk-ins.  Click here for more information.  Our current lobby service for holds pick-up and take home kits will still be available.  We encourage you to continue calling ahead, so your materials can be ready for you with no wait.  Our e-catalog and other electronic services are available 24/7- simply click on the "emedia" tab above.  

As of Monday, March 1, 2021, our hours are:

Mondays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Tuesdays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Wednesdays: 12:00 pm-8:00 pm

Thursdays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Fridays: 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Saturdays: 10:00 am -6:00 pm

Sundays:  CLOSED

One hour appointments are available during these times: 

Mondays:  11:00 am-4:00 pm

Tuesdays:  11:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesdays:  1:00 pm-6:00 pm

Thursdays:  11:00 am-4:00 pm

Fridays:  11:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturdays:  11:00 am-4:00 pm

Sundays:  CLOSED

Closed Holidays for 2021

  • New Year’s Day: Friday, January 1
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday, April 4
  • Mothers Day: Sunday, May 9
  • Memorial Day: Sunday and Monday, May 30 and 31
  • Fathers Day: Sunday, June 20
  • Independence Day: Sunday, July 4 
  • Labor Day: Sunday and Monday, September 5 and 6
  • Day before Thanksgiving: Close at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, November 24
  • Thanksgiving: Thursday, November 25
  • Christmas Eve: Friday, December 24
  • Christmas Day: Saturday, December 25
  • Day after Christmas: Sunday, December 26
  • New Year’s Eve: Friday, December 31

Mission statement: To serve as a core component of the Granville community by offering a dynamic program of library resources and services in a welcoming environment, facilitated by the latest advances in instructional technology and a staff educated in the best practices of its profession.

Current Strategic Plan: The library has set priorities and strategic goals for the organization that are outlined in its strategic plan.  

Library Operations & Funding
The Granville Public Library is an association library, meaning it was organized by a group of citizens who filed official Articles of Incorporation with the State of Ohio to establish the library.  Despite being officially incorporated in 1912, there has been a public library in Granville (in one form or another) since the early 1800s.  Even more GPL history

Today the library is funded by state tax revenue through the Public Library Fund, a one (1) mill property tax levy passed by the citizens of the Granville Exempted Village School District in May, 2010 and renewed in November 2014, and again in November 2019. The library is also supported with private donations and fees. The library went fine-free on January 1, 2019.

Bringing life to the approximately 26,000 square foot facility are a healthy collection of materials in a variety of formats, a friendly group of full and part-time staff, a dedicated and generous volunteer workforce, and the tens of thousands of patrons who walk through our doors every year. 

Please check out the links below for more info about the library.