John McIntire Library is the Main Library for the Muskingum County Library System. The library system boasts a Carnegie Building which celebrated its 100th anniversary in March 2008 and an addition that opened in 1991. The library includes an auditorium that seats 198 and Meeting Rooms as well.
Library customers may borrow books, magazines, audio books, DVDs, CDs, CD Roms and a variety of enriching and entertaining materials free of charge with a valid library card. Past issues of the local newspaper are available on microfilm and the Muskingum County Genealogical Society Library is housed on the second level of the library. The library collection includes information on Zanesville and Muskingum County’s rich history, the Y Bridge, the area’s pottery heritage, Zane Grey and writings by local historian Norris Schneider.
A Computer Lab housing 15 computers with Internet access is open to the public during regular library hours. The main floor of the library also features wireless access.
The Carnegie Gallery, located on the second level of the library, features changing exhibits and displays throughout the year. Past shows include the Hoffman Challenge Quilt, Doll, and Clothing Shows, Southeastern Ohio Watermedia Society Show, work by local artists, United States Holocaust Museum exhibit, and a display from the Smithsonian Institute Museum on Main Street Traveling exhibit. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
An Historic Artwall is located at the library’s Shinnick Street Entrance. It depicts 21 historic events in Zanesville’s history molded in handmade tiles by New York artist DeBorah Goletz. Free packets are available for visitors to make rubbings of the images on the historic timeline.
Location:John McIntire Library is located across the street from the Zanesville/Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center directly off Exit 154 going east on I-70 at the corner of Fifth and Shinnick Street. Free parking is available in the library parking lots off Shinnick Street and Sixth Street.
220 North Fifth Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701
Library Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 8 pm; Friday: 9:30 am – 6 pm; Saturday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm; Sunday: 1 pm-5 pm
Carnegie Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday 9:30 am-5 pm
Admission: Free of charge