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Terrell Main Library

8am - 5:30pm

Circulation Desk

8am - 5:30pm

Research Help Desk

3:30pm - 4:30pm

Research Help Chat

2:30pm - 4:30pm

Libraries Administrative Office

8:30am - 5pm

Azariah's Cafe

9am - 2pm (just drinks)

CIT Help Desk

8am - 4:30pm

Writing Center Daytime

Writing Center Evening

Speaking Center



Mary Church Terrell Main Library
148 W College St. Oberlin, OH 44074-1545


The main visitor lot is the east Service Building lot, and the south row of the Carnegie Building lot for visitors to offices within that building.

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The Oberlin College Libraries invites members of the general public to enjoy our cafe and make use of our free events and resources.


Azariah's Café in the Mary Church Terrell Main Library

Community members may purchase food and beverage items from Azariah's Café via debit card, credit card, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.


Borrowing Privileges

If you are not currently a student or employee of Oberlin College, you may borrow materials if you are:

  • An adult (age 18 or older) who lives or works in Lorain County (written proof of address/employment required)
  • A graduate of Oberlin College living in Cuyahoga, Ashland, Erie, Huron, Medina, Summit, Portage, or Wayne counties
  • A current member of the Friends of the Oberlin College Libraries
  • The child of an Oberlin College employee (aged 14-17), a youth or adult participant in an Oberlin College educational program in which the resources of the libraries are needed to complete the program
  • The valid library card for Oberlin residents is an Oberlin Public Library card. Other borrowers may be issued a courtesy card from the Oberlin College Libraries. Alumni ID cards are not valid as Oberlin College library cards.

All borrowers must first register at the Mary Church Terrell Main Library's (in the Mudd Center) circulation desk and provide proof of their current address (driver's license, utility bill, etc.).


Events of the Libraries

The majority of the Oberlin College Libraries' author events and programs are free and open to the general public. Our events are publicized on our calendar and via social media.


Meeting Space for Non-Profit Community Organizations

At the discretion of the Director of Libraries, non-profit community organizations may request to utilize our meeting spaces within the Mary Church Terrell Main Library. Feel free to email for more information.

Community members may also contact the Oberlin Public Libraries to inquire about their community meeting spaces.