Library Services

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.

After Hours Pickup

If you can't make it to the library during regular business hours, try our after-hours pickup service. Simply call the library and ask that your materials be placed in a 24x7 locker. You then can retrieve it from the lockers at your convenience after the library is closed. Items are kept in the locker for 24 hours before being put back into circulation.

Air Quality Detector

Multifunctional Indoor Air Quality Monitor can detect formaldehyde (HCHO), volatile organic compounds (TVOC), PM2.5/PM1.0/PM10, temperature and humidity. It can satisfy most your need to monitor the air quality indoor with this one device.

Automobile Diagnostic Scanner

KW850 OBD II/EOBD scanner supports all 10 modes of OBD II test foro a complete diagnosis. Featuring the unique patented One-Click I/M readiness key. TFT color display and bulit-in speacker, the KW850 is truly the ultimate in power, allowing users to do their jobs faster. In addition, thousands of troubleshooter code tips help technicians to save diagnosis and repair time.

Birding Backpacks

Birding Backpacks include two pairs of binoculars, one for an adult and one for a child. Birding field guides and maps of local parks are also included.

Book Club Sets

The library has several book sets to be used with reading groups, book clubs, classes, etc. Each set has about ten copies. Click here to see a complete list of titles.

Group Study Rooms

The 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. Call 740-965-3901 to reserve a room.

Jumper Cables

The self jumper cables are tangle-free with a high-resistance insulator for maximum protection to prevent corrosion and rust. There’s a step by step guide on how to use the 12 ft cables on vehicles ranging from motorcycles through to trucks and vans.

Kill A Watt Power Meter

Kill A Watt
Watt solutions: an easy to use meter that calculates electric usage and cost of household appliances to help you understand and reduce your energy bill.

LED Projector

APEMAN LC350 Portable Mini Video Projector with brightness, up to 45,000 hours of lamp life, supports 1080p Full HD multimedia video and multi-input connectivity to suit your diverse needs. In addition, it offers a projection size ranging from 34" to 180" and can be adjusted to 4:3 or 16:9. Perfect for movies, sports, and video games.

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Light Therapy Lamp

Light Therapy Lamp: Features the same 6500K color temperature of natural sunlight to help fight winter blues, jet lag, and shift work or seasonal changes.

Local History

The library offers a wide-range of historical services that focus on Big Walnut's place in Ohio's history. Patrons can utilize resources in the Burrer Family Memorial Room to research local history and genealogies. For more information, email

Mobile Hotspots

4G LTE Alactel Linkzone Mobile Hotspot is perfect for staying connected. Connects up to 15 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously. Equipped with a 1800mAh battery and up to 12.5 days standby time. The device enhances the Mobile Broadband Service experience by providing a wireless hub for WiFi-enabled devices, and multiple users can take advantage of an instant hotspot. With its compact and lightweight form factor and rechargeable battery, provides the ultimate in on-the-go flexibility.

Notary Public

Community Library has a notary public on staff. Please call the library at 740-965-3901 to schedule an appointment.


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


Community Library can accept passport applications by appointment only. 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


Schedule a trip to the library or get help with finding useful resources for your teaching needs and learning environment. Community Library offers a variety of special services for teachers. Click here for more information.