About Us

The Rocky River Public Library (RRPL), located in Rocky River, Ohio is an independent library and is not part of any larger library system. It is supported by the residents of Rocky River and by a portion of the General Fund of the State of Ohio. The Library’s taxing authority comes only through the Rocky River Board of Education. RRPL has a seven-member Board of Trustees, consisting of community members, which is the governing body authorized by the State of Ohio to establish policies and develop an annual budget.

Mission Statement

Rocky River Public Library — an informational, educational, recreational, and cultural resource — is committed to:

• Preserving its unique atmosphere and personal service,

• Adapting quickly and efficiently to anticipate and meet community needs, and

• Promoting freedom of information to all.

Rocky River Public Library is a  proud Member of CLEVNET! 

CLEVNET is a consortium of over 44 northern Ohio libraries, it is one of the largest library resource sharing networks in the United States. Rocky River Public Library is still an independent Library, joining the CLEVNET consortium enables Rocky River patrons to:

  • Search one catalog for over 12,000,000 books, movies, music, digital items, and more
  • Pickup and return items at any CLEVNET library – over 100 locations in 12 area counties

View additional information about CLEVNET

Library History

Library Timeline
Rocky River Public Library timeline covering historic milestones 1877 – present.

Library Artwork
This is an inventory of the collection of artworks at the Rocky River Public Library. The collection includes paintings donated from the estate of Leonard B. & Sophia Schlather, pieces from the Cowan Pottery Museum and a variety of modern works purchased by the library’s Women’s Committee. This inventory will be updated as needed.

Get a Library Card

Ohio residents are welcome to apply for a Library card here.


If you are Interested in working for the Rocky River Public Library check out our current job openings.

2020 Closing Dates

Wednesday, January 1
New Year’s Day

Sunday, April 12
Easter Sunday

Sunday, May 10
Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 24
Memorial Day (Sunday)

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day

Saturday, July 4
Independence Day

Sunday, September 6
Labor Day (Sunday)

Monday, September 7
Labor Day

Monday, October 12
Staff Development

Wednesday, November 25
Thanksgiving Eve (Close at 6pm)

Thursday, November 26
Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Friday December 25
Christmas Day

Thursday, December 31
New Year’s Eve


Our last Sunday open for the school year is May 31
Our first Sunday open for the new school year is August 30


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