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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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About the Donor

George Franklin Mahl (1917-2006) was born in Akron, Ohio. He graduated from Oberlin College with a bachelor’s degree in 1939 and with a master’s degree in psychology, also from Oberlin College, in 1941.

After four years of military service during World War II, Mahl continued his education at Yale, where he earned his doctorate in 1948. He later worked as a professor of psychology at Yale, where he conducted research on behavioral psychology. In addition to his pursuits in the field of psychology, Mahl was an avid fisherman and volunteer with literacy programs. He collected first editions of the works of Hemingway, as well as other material relevant to Hemingway’s life and work, which he donated to Oberlin College in the late-1980s and early-1990s.

George Mahl sitting in front of a bookcase, black and white photo.