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

To cultivate meaningful connections by providing information, inspiration, and a welcoming place for contemplation and community.

Vision Statement

Leading and innovating through community-based services.

RRPL is Fine Free!

Rocky River Public Library is no longer charging fines for overdue items. There are no exceptions. Patrons no longer have to worry about financial penalties when returning items to the library. – View details

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.

Library Hours

Monday -Thursday: 9 am – 9 pm
Friday – Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 1 pm – 5 pm

2023 Closing Dates

Sunday, January 1
New Year’s Day

Monday, January 2
New Year’s Day, observed

Sunday, April 9
Easter Sunday

Sunday, May 14
Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 28
Memorial Day Weekend

Monday, May 29
Memorial Day

Sunday, June 18
Father’s Day

Monday, June 19

Tuesday, July 4
Independence Day

Sunday, September 3
Labor Day Weekend

Monday, September 4
Labor Day

Monday, October 9
Staff Development Day

Wednesday, November 22
Thanksgiving Eve (Close at 6 pm)

Thursday, November 23
Thanksgiving Day

Sunday, December 24
Christmas Eve

Monday, December 25
Christmas Day

Sunday, December 31
New Year’s Eve

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