St. Clairsville Public Library

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St. Clairsville Public Library
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St. Clairsville Public Library
General information
Architectural style Neo-Classical Revival
Town or city St. Clairsville, Ohio
Country United States
Coordinates 40°04′49″N 80°54′04″W / 40.0802778°N 80.9011111°W / 40.0802778; -80.9011111Coordinates: 40°04′49″N 80°54′04″W / 40.0802778°N 80.9011111°W / 40.0802778; -80.9011111
Completed 1930

St. Clairsville Public Library is located in at 108 W Main St. Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio 43950.


The Library offers a variety of free programs for patrons including a summer reading program, children's story time, teen advisory board, teen game day, family movie nights, book discussions, and basic computer classes.


The St. Clairsville Public Library was organized in 1938 through the efforts of many citizens and the St. Clairsville Rotary Club.

The Library had various addresses until 1955, when the Second National Bank Building was purchased and renovated as a permanent home. Dr. Bertha Hunt Schaffer made a bequest in honor of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. William Hunt, for the purchase of a building to house the Library, and on January 8, 1955, the Library dedicated the "Hunt Memorial Library Building".

Since that time there have been two additions to the building. Wilbert Allen generously contributed to combine with The Hunt Fund to make an addition in 1963; and in 1985, LSCA funds were secured to add to community donations, funds from the Wilbert Allen estate, and the Hunt Fund for another addition.

The Library is housed on two levels, with a multi-purpose room and offices in a third lower level. It is located on Main Street, across from the Belmont County Courthouse,.

2011 Statistics[edit]


Books Owned 46,069
Periodical Subscriptions 77
Videos/DVD 3,205
Downloadable/Audio/Video 19,095
E-Books 31,922
Database Available 310
Computer Software 196

Library Usage

Registered Borrowers 6,114
Total Circulation 156,050
Audio Visuals 27,583
Automated Lending 14,059
Automated Borrowing 23,056
Library Visits Per Year 68,029
Internet Uses In Library 25,317
Total Web Site Hits 43,492
Library Programs 259
Yearly Program Attendance 6,576
Local History Question Responses 627

Loan Periods & Late Fees / Fines for Materials

Item Loan Period Fine Per Day Per Item Renewable
Books 21 days $ .25 Yes*
CD's 21 days $ .25 Yes*
DVD's and Videos 7 days $ 1.00 No
Magazines 7 days $ .25 Yes*
Juvenile Books 21 days $ .25 Yes*
Audio Books 21 days $ .25 Yes*
New Release Books 7 days $ .25 Yes*

*If a hold has been placed on an item it cannot be renewed.