Smith Library of Regional History
15 S. College Avenue, Oxford, OH 45056
(513) 523-3035 | fax (513) 523-6661 | [email protected]
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Smith Library of Regional History, which opened in 1981, was named for William E. and Ophia D. Smith whose published works and personal library formed the nucleus of the collection. Financial gifts from the Smith family were matched by others in order to build the Smith Library, which adjoins the Oxford Lane Library.
In addition to historical materials about Oxford, the Smith Library collects information on the history of surrounding townships, all of Butler County, other areas of southwestern Ohio, and for some topics, the entire state of Ohio. General historical studies on the Old Northwest Territory and the Ohio River Valley are also covered, with emphasis on the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.