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COVID-19 Updates and Resources


The Ohio County Public Library is currently open for in-person visits. See full details of expanded services at

For reference information on the COVID-19 situation in the Wheeling area and West Virginia, vaccinations, testing and more visit the link below for appropriate federal and state information:

Community Resources Section


We've compiled a directory of community resources based on our most frequently requested information at our reference desk. 

General Community Resources
Wi-Fi Access Available in OCPL Parking Lots and Entrances

OCPL @ Home - the Library from your home

Document Center

OCPL Document Center

Here you'll find downloadable .pdf files and .docs arranged in a familiar explorer/finder arrangement. Find files easily and quickly by expandable folders, from programming calendars to Lunch With Books handouts, Library policies, historical documents, worksheets, and more. 

Visit the OCPL Document Center

Photo Gallery

Event and Historical Photos

Want to know what goes on in the Library? Take a look at past events and exhibits in our photo gallery. 

OCPL Photo Gallery


Hempfield: A Blog of the Ohio County Public Library

Find articles on history, events, book reviews, and all the best resources related to your Ohio County Public Library.

Visit the Hempfield Blog

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About the Library

The OCPL opened as the “Wheeling Public Library” on October 12, 1882, but the foundations of a Library in Wheeling date back to as far as 1807. 

➤ OCPL Mission Statement
A History of the Library in Wheeling
Library Services and Fact Sheets
➤ Profile of the Ohio County Public Library: 2021

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Library Policies

➤ General Policies
➤ Materials Donation Policy
Local History Collection Development Policy & Donations of Archival Local History Materials
Memorial or Honorary Donations

OCPL Staff

OCPL Staff

➤ Staff Directory
➤ Board of Trustees
➤ Job Openings


Services and Locations