The library offers a broad range of services to community members and card holders such as the creation of temporary collections for classrooms, public meeting space, delivery of materials to those that are homebound, downloadable materials and free wireless access to the Internet. Stop in the library today and discover what awaits you!
Teachers and Homeschoolers
If your students are preparing for an assignment that requires them to use the library's resources please take some time to inform us. This allows us to prepare for their questions resulting in better services to them. It also allows us to put together a temporary collection, which gives all your students a chance to view our materials.
The library gives card holders access to thousands of materials over the Internet through the Ohio eBook Project and the SEO Library Consortium. Materials include audiobooks, ebooks, musical CDs, movies and more.
You can play them on your computer (PC and Macintosh compatible)
You can also either transfer e-books to your e-readers or download the app for Android or iPad and iPod devices.
Transfer them to an MP3 Player or portable devices (MP3 versions are iPod compatible)
Some materials also allow users to burn them to blank CDs so you can enjoy them time and time again.
Begin enjoying these wonderful items by visiting the eBook site and using your library card to checkout and download materials.
Users will need to download and install the Overdrive Media Console to utilize this service. With OverDrive Media Console v3.2 for Windows®, most audiobooks can now be transferred to the iPhone™ and the iPod®! In just a few clicks, send audiobooks to your Windows-formatted iPod using the built-in Transfer Wizard! The 'Plays on' icons at this site indicate whether titles are compatible with Apple® devices.
If you need help, here's a quick guided tour created by OverDrive, the company that provides downloadable service for us and many other libraries. The guide walks you through the basics, from getting started to downloading to burning to a CD. In just a few minutes, even the newest user can be enjoying a downloaded book.
Getting Materials for You
If you request an item that is not found in our collection we will borrow it from another library (Interlibrary Loan). This process does exclude videos, unless they are educational, and all music CDs.
We cannot assure any item upon request, but we will do our best to obtain it. Once we have determined your request and begun the process we will notify you the status of your request. You must have a London Public Library card for us to process your request. Please check our catalog first to see if the item is in our collection. If you have questions please contact Bryan Howard at 740-852-9543.
Plan your meeting at the Library
The library has one meeting room (J.J. Hartley Room) available for public use. The room is handicap accessible and has restrooms, piano, 6 tables and seating for 70, and most audio-visual equipment.
The room is available to the general public, non-profit organizations and local businesses (no selling, solicitation or order taking allowed). The room is reserved on a first come, first served basis by calling the library (740-852-9543) at least 24 hours prior to use. There is no charge for the room, but donations are gratefully accepted.
We recognize that not everyone can make it to the library to check out materials due to weather conditions, temporary injury or a permanent disability. That is why we have created a homebound delivery service to bring the library to you.
Each week our Outreach Services Coordinator or a volunteer will drop off library materials to individual homes, nursing homes, assisted living and extended care facilities. Materials can include DVD movies, audiobooks (CD-ROM), large-print books and magazines.
Do you need a helping Hand?
If you would like the library to bring materials to you through the outreach program please contact Ruth Gorman, at 740-852-9543.
Visually Impaired Assistance
We also assist those with visual disabilities by helping them apply for services through VOICEcorps, a reading service over the Internet or through radio transmission.
VOICEcorps is a reading service that broadcasts daily to individuals
with visual, physical and/or learning disabilities.
Hear TV listings, program schedules, and any section of the Dispatch and other regional newspapers anytime. Call our business office at 274-7650 to register for the Ohio Telephone Reader.
Assistance getting Braille Books:
The library will also be happy to help patrons who would like to receive materials in braille format. For such materials please call the library at 740-852-9543.
You may also contact the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped in Cincinnati to obtain information and materials. Contact information is listed below.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
800 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202-2071
Volunteers are important aides that help us fulfill a variety of services to the community. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can begin the process by submitting the application below. If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer before you make a decision you can talk to Ruth Gorman, Outreach Services Coordinator at 740-852-9543 or send her an e-mail. We will contact you by phone or e-mail to confirm your application. This application is for the London Public Library located in London, Ohio, U.S.A
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Wireless Service (WiFi)
Stay Connected @ the Library
The London Public Library offers a FREE wireless access (“hotspot” & “WiFi”) for library patrons to use with their own personal notebooks, laptops and other mobile devices. This access point is unsecured and accessible only during normal library hours.
The library's SSID "London Library Public Access"
A patron’s use of this service is governed by the London Public Library’s “Wireless ‘WI-FI’ Access Policy” and “Guidelines for use of OPLIN and the Internet Policy.
Wireless “WI-FI” Access Policy
The London Library will provide a free Internet access point or “hot spot” for users with portable computers or devices capable of receiving wireless signals, during normal library business hours.
Library staff can provide general information or handouts for connecting your device to the wireless network, but cannot troubleshoot problems related to your wireless device or assist in making changes to your device’s network settings and/or hardware configuration. The Library cannot guarantee that your device will work with the Library’s wireless access point.
The library will not be responsible for any information (i.e. credit card) that is compromised, or for any damage caused to your hardware or software due to electric surges, security issues or consequences caused by viruses or hacking.
Printers are not available via the wireless connection at this time.
Use of our access point is governed by the London Public Library’s “Wireless ‘WI-FI’ Access Policy” and “Guidelines for use of OPLIN and the Internet Policy”.