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howbrHowland Branch Library

9095 East Market St.
Warren, Ohio 44484
Phone: (330) 856-2011

Howland Branch Library Hours
Monday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday: 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: CLOSED


Calendar of Events
Things to do for adults, teens, and children at the Howland Branch Library. (Opens in a new window)



During 1990, the Howland Branch Library first began service in a Howland Plaza storefront. The library celebrated the grand opening of its new building on East Market Street in April 1998. The building sits on four acres with approximately 10,200 square feet. The building uses a geothermal heating/cooling system.

As a popular reading center, the Howland Branch Library features a small collection of reference materials. In-depth research is directed to the Main Library at 444 Mahoning Avenue NW in Warren.

Materials available at the Howland Branch Library include:

  • Adult/teen/children’s fiction and non-fiction books
  • Magazines/newspapers
  • Music CDs
  • Audiobooks
  • Entertainment and educational videos, including Blu-Ray & DVDs
  • CD-ROMs
  • Graphic novels
  • Large print books



Public Computers
Each library location has free public computer stations with Internet and word processing capabilities. Cutomers are limited to two one-hour sessions per day. Customers must have a valid W-TCPL library card in their own name and not in collections to use public computers. Computer users must abide by the library's computer usage policy. Reservations for a computer may be made up to one day in advance by calling the library location.

  • Black and white/color printing is available on a central printer for a fee per page.
  • Library staff will provide limited assistance to public computer users.
  • Dedicated computer stations for teens and children are also available at all locations.

Computer Classes

A variety of free computer classes, including a series of basic computer classes, are offered at many library locations throughout the year. Call (330) 399-8807, ext. 201 for class times, locations, and topics.




Howland Branch Programming


Storytimes and other programming for children is offered at each library location. Check the calendar for all events each month at this location.



Check the calendar for teen programming activities at this location.



Check the calendar for adult programming activities, including book discussion groups at this location.



Meeting Room/Study Room
A meeting room with a capacity of 40 adults is available at no charge for non-profit organizations on a limited basis. Call (330) 856-2011 for scheduling information.

Two small study rooms that can be reserved for tutoring are also available at no charge. The rooms comfortably hold two people. Call (330) 856-2011 for scheduling information.

Special Services
The following special services are available at the Howland Branch:


  • Public copy machine (10¢ per copy)
  • Voter registration
  • Golden Buckeye card applications for eligible Ohio residents
  • Eyeglass donation site for the Lions Club
  • Wi-Fi


FAX service


An easy-to-use, free-standing public FAX & Scan machine is now available for use at the library. Customers can now FAX documents or scan documents and send them to their email address.


The FAX & Scan kiosk is entirely self-sufficient; customers simply lift a handset and listen to the voice prompts to use the machine.


Customers cannot receive a FAX at the library; there is outgoing FAX service and scanning only.


The FAX & Scan kiosk accepts major credit cards and debit cards only; no cash. Cost is $1.75 for the first page and $1.00 for each additional page; the charge to send an international FAX is $3.95 for the first page and $3.45 for each additional page.





Friends of the Library
The Friends of the Howland Library hold an on-going book sale in the library meeting room. The Friends meet on the first Wednesday of each month from September through May at 7 p.m. All are welcome to join.

Friends of the Howland Branch Library membership form