Marietta Public Library

LocationPhoto of the Marietta Public Library

615 Fifth Street
Marietta, OH 45750

Map and Directions

Phone: 740-373-1057            Fax: 740-373-2860

Hours of Operation

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Marietta Public Library is the only library in the United States built atop an Indian mound. Opened in 1918 it was funded in large part by Andrew Carnegie. Though the library has been remodeled over the years, it still retains the rich oak interior it had when first built. Originally built with only one floor and a basement, it was expanded to two floors with a mezzanine between them in 1991. An elevator was also added at that time. The children's department is located in the basement, non-fiction and movies are on the main floor, and fiction is located on the mezzanine. The top floor of the library houses the administrative offices for the Washington County Public Library system. Parking is available along the street in front of the library or in the parking lot beside the Marietta Library Annex located at 617 Fifth Street (a yellow house by the alley next to the library). The elevator is accessible from the basement entrance on the south side of the library (by the playground).

The Marietta Library serves as the anchor for the Washington County Public Library system with a collection of over 120,000 items. As with all Washington County Public Libraries, the Marietta Library also has public access computers with printing capabilities, free wi-fi, a photocopy machine, and offers fax service. The library also has a video phone, a book magnifier, and scanners available for public use. There is a meeting room in the basement that the public may use.

Programs

The Marietta Library offers a variety of programs for both children and adults. In addition to regularly scheduled programs, the library also offers special programs throughout the year highlighted by the Summer Reading Program. Check the Event Calendar to see what programs are currently being offered.