Smith Library of Regional History

Smith Library of Regional History entrance

About Us

The Smith Library of Regional History, located on the second floor of the Oxford Lane Library,  was established by the William E. Smith Family in 1981.  William E. Smith, a professor at Miami University, served as the chair of Miami’s history department and the first director of the William Holmes McGuffey House and Museum.  He collaborated with Ophia D. Smith, a local historian and his spouse, to write History of Southwestern Ohio, published in 1964.  Materials donated by the Smith Family formed the original collection of the Smith Library, which was grown over time mostly through donations made by the local community.  Smith Library now houses an archive of paper records, maps, historical newspapers, and photographs related to the history of Butler County and Southwest Ohio in addition to its book, directory, and yearbook holdings.

Location Details

Address:
441 S. Locust St.
Oxford, OH 45056
Directions

Phone:
(513) 523-3035

Contact Us

Hours:

Monday

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday–Friday10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
SundayClosed

Smith Library of Regional History Events

This event is in the "Hamilton Library" group.
This event is in the "Fairfield Library" group.
This event is in the "Oxford Library" group.
This event is in the "Bookmobile Services" group.
This event is in the "Lane Community Technology Center" group.
This event is in the "Smith Library of Regional History" group.
This event is in the "Lane Administration Center" group.
This event is in the "Offsite" group.
This event is in the "Virtual" group.
This event is in the "Outreach" group.

4th of July

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Hamilton Library, Fairfield Library, Oxford Library, Bookmobile Services, Lane Community Technology Center, Smith Library of Regional History, Lane Administration Center, Offsite, Virtual, Outreach
This event is in the "Hamilton Library" group.
This event is in the "Fairfield Library" group.
This event is in the "Oxford Library" group.
This event is in the "Bookmobile Services" group.
This event is in the "Lane Community Technology Center" group.
This event is in the "Smith Library of Regional History" group.
This event is in the "Lane Administration Center" group.
This event is in the "Offsite" group.
This event is in the "Virtual" group.
This event is in the "Outreach" group.

Labor Day

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Hamilton Library, Fairfield Library, Oxford Library, Bookmobile Services, Lane Community Technology Center, Smith Library of Regional History, Lane Administration Center, Offsite, Virtual, Outreach
This event is in the "Hamilton Library" group.
This event is in the "Fairfield Library" group.
This event is in the "Oxford Library" group.
This event is in the "Bookmobile Services" group.
This event is in the "Lane Community Technology Center" group.
This event is in the "Smith Library of Regional History" group.
This event is in the "Lane Administration Center" group.
This event is in the "Offsite" group.
This event is in the "Virtual" group.
This event is in the "Outreach" group.

Thanksgiving

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Hamilton Library, Fairfield Library, Oxford Library, Bookmobile Services, Lane Community Technology Center, Smith Library of Regional History, Lane Administration Center, Offsite, Virtual, Outreach
This event is in the "Hamilton Library" group.
This event is in the "Fairfield Library" group.
This event is in the "Oxford Library" group.
This event is in the "Bookmobile Services" group.
This event is in the "Lane Community Technology Center" group.
This event is in the "Smith Library of Regional History" group.
This event is in the "Lane Administration Center" group.
This event is in the "Offsite" group.
This event is in the "Virtual" group.
This event is in the "Outreach" group.

Christmas Eve

All Day
All Branches
Closing
Branches:
Hamilton Library, Fairfield Library, Oxford Library, Bookmobile Services, Lane Community Technology Center, Smith Library of Regional History, Lane Administration Center, Offsite, Virtual, Outreach

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