About Our Library

Library Leadership

The Ashland Public Library Board of Trustees is a seven member board whose members serve seven year terms. Their appointment is approved by Ashland City Schools Board of Education.

Library Cards

To obtain a library card, you must complete an application and provide a picture ID and proof of your current address. The application, along with appropriate ID, must be submitted in person at the Circulation Desk or on the Bookmobile...

Fines and Fees

Ashland Public Library members are responsible for all borrowed materials, including fines/fees incurred for overdue, lost, or damaged items. Parents/guardians are responsible for materials charged out on the cards of minor members aged 3 - 17...

Renewals and Returns

Most library items can be renewed up to 4 times in person at the Circulation Desk, by telephone, or through the online catalog. You will need your library card number and PIN to access this service...


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Friends of the Library

Organized in 1977, our organization is a 501(c)3 tax exempt group that supports the Ashland Public Library with voluntary service and monetary contributions. We are able to raise funds through membership fees and book sales. Since our inception we ha


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Wireless Policy

By using the wireless network, you agree to the following policy. The Ashland Public Library provides free public access to the Internet, a medium that offers a wealth

Print from Portable Computer

We are happy to announce the option to print directly from your Windows laptop or a Mac computer. Just follow the link below and allow the software to be installed. This will only work within the library network, and you must be connected to our Wi-F


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Press Releases

Ashland Public Library Expands Services July 7, 2015 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Ashland Public Library is pleased to announce that is has joined the Serving Every Ohioan (SEO) library network. Patrons with a valid Ashland Pub...

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Getting a Library Card, Loan Periods, & Fines Summaries

Mission Statement

Ashland Public Library connects people with ideas, information, and inspiration.

Strategic / Tactical Plan

The Ashland Public Library understands that libraries, along with a wide range of other service and retail organizations, are facing tougher, more numerous challenges than ever before.

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