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Sandusky Library
114 W. Adams St.
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
PH: 419-625-3834

Library Hours

Monday - Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday - Friday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Follett House Museum Hours

12:00 - 4:00 p.m.

For group tours call:


Monday, November 11
Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 27
Day Before Thanksgiving

Close at 5:00

Thursday, November 28
Thanksgiving Day


The Library’s vast collection of photographs, maps, letters, newspapers, historical documents and rare books are available to scholars, researchers, and general library users within the Archives Research Center. 

You also will quiet work tables, microfilm reader-printers, a copier, and Conversion Stations.  Conversion Stations are available for converting VHS tapes, reel film, slides, photos, and the newspaper into a digital format. Another computer provides public access to the City of Sandusky – Oakland Cemetery Interment Record Index.

Reference librarians are available to assist you in using these resources.

There is also a state-of-the-art preservation workroom, a high-density storage room, and offices for Archives and Museum Services staff and interns. 

For local history researchers, the Library’s online catalog of archival images is available for browsing through PastPerfect (click on the image below).  You can purchase copies of archival images for display in your home or office.

For further information, contact Ron Davidson, Archives/Reference Librarian, at 419-625-3834 or you may speak with the Reference librarian on duty.


This collection of archival materials includes books, maps, manuscripts, photographs, and other items that chronicle the history of the city of Sandusky and Erie County. Used extensively by scholars and researchers from all over the country, the Archives have been an important part of the Library's collection from its inception in 1902.

Because much of the collection is irreplaceable, the archival materials are not for circulation, and books in thecollection are, in general, not available through interlibrary loan. Photocopies of archival holdings are available at a charge for research purposes only. Requests for publication of archival holdings must be in writing, and copyright approval must be obtained from the copyright holder. Mail inquiries are welcome; however, staff is not able to accommodate written requests for extensive research.



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