Updated: Sept 1, 2020 (Click here for location hours and services graphic)

EPLS Updated Hours

As of September 1, 2020, the Elyria Public Library System updated its hours.

Updated: July 1, 2020

West River and South Locations Reopen on July 1

Elyria Public Library System is pleased to announce the reopening of the West River and South locations to the public on Wednesday, July 1.

To maintain the safety of both staff and patrons, we have made some changes to our buildings and procedures. Please read the new guidelines before your library visit and give us a call if you have any questions. As we all move through this challenging time, we are working to best serve our community and we ask for your flexibility and patience.

Updated Procedures:

Patrons are required to wear a mask to enter the buildings. Curbside services will still be available.

Maintain social distancing of six feet between yourself and others at all times.

Occupancy will be limited and based on each branch’s size. At this time, the library is open for selecting and checking out items. Seating and tables are not available.

Library visits are limited to a 30-minute duration.

A limited number of public computers are available for a maximum of 30 minutes.

New Hours (West River and South locations):

The new, temporary hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.*

Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.*

The first hour of service on Tuesday and Saturday will be specifically for seniors and immunocompromised.

* Note: We will be closed from 12 – 1 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday; and 3 – 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday for sanitizing.

Other Locations:

The Central and Keystone locations are open for curbside and drive-thru services only. These services allow for patrons to return materials and to pick up holds. Upon arrival at the Central or Keystone locations, an outdoor sign will prompt you to call the circulation desk. To access these services or if you have any questions, call:

Central: 440-323-5747
Keystone: 440-355-6323

Curbside Services Hours (Central and Keystone locations):

The new, temporary hours will be:

Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Wednesday and Thursday: 11 a.m. –7 p.m.

For more information, click here.

Elyria Public Library System is pleased to announce that employees have been notified to report beginning on May 18, 2020 for mandatory training on the use of PPE and sanitizing products, new library procedures and protocols, and HR issues.

Effective June 1st, EPLS will begin the following limited service at its West River Branch only:

Materials from the West River Branch collection only may be ordered for curbside or holds locker pick-up:

• by telephone call to 440-324-9825

• by text to 440-827-2444

• or online at Click on “Ask Us” to access live chat

Reference service will also be available using the same three methods.

Checked out materials may be returned to the garage at the West River Branch. Patrons must deposit materials into the bins provided inside the garage, where they will be quarantined before being discharged from your account. The Library Board of Trustees has passed a resolution to forgive all late charges on patron accounts, including those incurred prior to our March 17,2020 closure.

Hours of operation will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-2pm, and Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3pm-7pm. As always, pick-ups from the holds lockers are available 24/7.

All EPLS branch buildings will remain closed to the public until further notice. Check the library’s web site at for updates and announcements.