Have a school, work or personal research question?
Put us to work by contacting us via any of the methods below:

Email a Librarian
Live Chat with a Librarian
Regular Library Hours:
Click on one of the 3 buttons below to chat with a Washington-Centerville Public Library librarian.

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After Library Hours:
Click on the "Know It Now" logo to chat with a librarian staffing the KnowItNow24x7 service. A professional librarian is available online to answer your questions 24/7!

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Phone a Librarian
    Centerville Library: (937) 433-8091, extension 2
  • Woodbourne Library: (937) 435-3700, extension 2
IM a Librarian* Available during business hours
  • AIM, Google Talk, Skype & Yahoo: askwclibrary
Text QR Code
Text a Librarian* Available during business hours
  • Using your cell phone, send a message to 265-010
  • Type: askwclibrary [your question] (without brackets)
  • Example: askwclibrary when did ohio become a state?
  • OR scan the QR Code to the right & text
For more in-depth questions, try:
Book a Librarian
  • Reserve a free half-hour session with a professional reference librarian.
  • Librarian will contact you within 1-2 business days.
  • Session will be scheduled within a week of contact.
  • Sessions scheduled at either the Centerville or Woodbourne Libraries.
  • One topic per session

Have a question about your Library Account?
Call us at 937/433-8091, extension 1 during business hours, or fill out our Account Question/Comment Form online.

Have a question for another department?
Visit our Contact Us page for a complete listing of departments and how to reach them.


*Standard text messaging rates of your mobile phone plan apply.

*For privacy and security reasons, staff will not answer questions about your Library Account through IM. Questions about the items you have checked out, fines, renewals, or other questions about your account may be asked using our online form.

*The Library does not save or log any IM or text chats. We will not publish or share your IM account name or your phone number. IM and texts, like email, are not completely secure forms of communication, so please do not use them to send confidential or sensitive information.