Old Worthington Library


Old Worthington Library

Old Worthington Library
820 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085

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Old Worthington Library is situated in Old Worthington, one block north of the intersection of High Street and Dublin-Granville Road (US-23 and OH-161).

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Old Worthington Library is accessible by COTA bus via the 2 Local - N. High (PDF) and 31 Express - Worthington (PDF) routes. The nearest bus stop is at the corner of High Street and Stafford Avenue, directly in front of the Library.


Old Worthington Library is Worthington Libraries' oldest location. Since its founding in 1803, Worthington Libraries operated from four different locations in historic Old Worthington before establishing the Old Worthington Library in its current location. Groundbreaking for the Old Worthington Library took place on July 4, 1978 and Opening Day was October 21, 1979. In addition to its public services, the Old Worthington Library houses Administration, Technical Services, and Technology departments that serve all Worthington Libraries locations.


The collection of the Old Worthington Library includes nearly 250,000 books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs and video games as well as hundreds of magazine and newspaper subscriptions.


Old Worthington Library Floor Plan

Find your way by downloading the Old Worthington Library Floor Plan (PDF).

Old Worthington Library is 42,000 sq. ft. on two floors in the public service area.

As you enter and pass through the building, you will encounter:

Main floor

Lower level

  • Information desk
  • Fiction collection (with separate areas for mysteries and inspirational books)
  • Reference collection
  • Nonfiction collection
  • International (non-English) collection
  • Magazine and newspaper archives
  • Study rooms
  • Local history, local authors and microfilm (Worthington Room)



Parking for the Old Worthington Library is available in a lot adjacent to the library's north entrance, via Stafford Avenue, and a lot adjacent to the library's south entrance, via Hartford Street. Handicap accessible parking is available in both lots. A third parking lot is available via Stafford Avenue, across the street from the Library and east of the Re/Max lot. Street parking is also available, along with a few angled parking spots on Stafford Avenue and Hartford Street bordering the ball field.

Bike racks are available at both the north and south entrances.

revised February 2015