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Community Library’s mission is to provide welcoming environments for all to pursue knowledge and cultivate interests. In addition to our collection of books, databases, and multimedia materials, we offer a variety of additional services that enhance the lives of Big Walnut area residents.

Library Outdoor Lockers

Community Library offers an after-hours pickup service through outdoor accessible lockers. To utilize this service, simply call the library and ask that your materials be placed in a 24×7 locker. You can then retrieve it from the lockers at your convenience, even after the library is closed. Items are kept in the locker for 24 hours before being put back into circulation.

Drive Through
Library Drive Through Returns and Window

Community Library offers drive-through service for patrons to pick up their holds without leaving their car. The drive-through as well as outside drop boxes for material returns are located on the west side of the building.

Group Study Rooms
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Community Library offers group study rooms for the purpose of meeting, collaborating, studying, and reading, just to name a few. Rooms are available when the library is open on a first come, first serve basis. However, rooms can be reserved for two hours, but no more than once a week. Following the initial two hours, rooms are used in one hour increments. Book a room online through the link or call 740-965-3901 to reserve a room.

Older Clasped Hands

Community Library helps get books and other materials into the hands of home-bound patrons living in the Big Walnut area through our outreach service. To apply, fill out an application form or contact the library at or 740-965-3901.

Library App
Download COOL Libraries App on Google Play or Apple App Store

The COOL Libraries app lets you search your library for books, movies, audiobooks, music, and more.

What can you do with COOL Library?

  • Use your device as a library card
  • View your library account and renew items
  • Search and reserve library materials from the online catalog

Use COOL Library to access these COOL Ohio Libraries: Arcanum Public Library, Blanchester Public Library, Bucyrus Public Library, Cardington-Lincoln Public Library, Community Library (Sunbury), Galion Public Library, J. R. Clarke Public Library, Marvin Memorial Library, Mount Gilead Public Library, Selover Public Library, Wilmington Public Library, Worch Memorial Public Library, Wornstaff Memorial Library.



Computers on Desks with Chairs

Community Library offers full computer and public wifi services in the library. We also have wifi available 24-hours from our parking lot if needed while the library is closed. 

Printer and Fax Machine

Community Library offers printing, copying and fax services. Cost of printing and copying in both black-and-white and color is $0.15 per single sided sheet and $0.25 per double sided sheet. 

Faxes cost $1.00 for the first page and $0.15 for every page following. 

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Community Library offers passport services by appointment. Appointments are available weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. To request an appointment, call 740-965-3901 or email requests to Photo services are available on a walk-in basis whenever possible. More information about the passport process and traveling abroad can be found at

Notary Services

Community Library offers notary services upon request. Please call the library at 740-965-3901 to find the next available notary.

BookShelf Subscriptions
BookShelf Subscription Service

Are there certain authors that you love and can’t wait to read their latest books?

Subscribe to popular authors with Bookshelf Subscriptions. Once subscribed, whenever an author releases a new title, we will automatically place your name on hold for the title. All you have to do is let us know what authors’ books you want.

Click here to subscribe.

NextReads Newsletters
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Looking for a great new book, film, or album? Sign up for Comumunity Library’s e-newsletters and get insightful recommendations just for you!

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Culture Pass Plus
Discover Culture with your Library Card.

Tickets and discounts to explore culture at central Ohio organizations with your library card. 


Columbus Museum of Art 

Member for a Day pass: Valid for 1 visit for up to 8 people at the Columbus Museum of Art or the Pizzuti Collection of CMA. Visit includes entry to special exhibitions. Not valid for special events.

Pick up your pass at the front desk. One ticket per family.


Central Ohio Symphony 

Students 18 & under, bring your Community Library card to get a Free Ticket!

Bring an adult and they can get a ticket with you for less than half price!


Olentangy Caverns

$1 off each All Access Pass purchased by 3pm when you show your Community Library card. Offer valid June 1 – August 31, 2024.


The Works

$1 off each purchased daily admission when you show your Community Library card.


Ross Art Museum at Ohio Wesleyan University

Free admission for all.

Please call first to verify hours. 

740-368-3606 or 800-922-8953




Call (740) 965-3901 or email