Old Worthington Library

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Old Worthington Library

Old Worthington Library
820 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085

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614-807-2626

Borrowed items
(renewals & problems)
614-807-2620

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Finding us

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's nearest bus stops are at High Street and Stafford Avenue, directly in front of the library. The COTA stop numbers are 1235 (northbound) and 1254 (southbound) on the 02 E Main/N High and 31 Worthington routes.

History

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.

Collection

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.

Building

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

Find your way by downloading the Old Worthington Library Floor Plan (PDF), or take a virtual tour.

Main floor


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Lower level


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  • 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)

Services

Parking

Old Worthington Library has three dedicated parking lots. A lot adjacent to the library's north entrance, via Stafford Avenue, offers handicap-accessible parking. Parking is also available in a lot adjacent to the library's south entrance, via Hartford Street, and a lot off 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 October 2016