The Wells Public Library Branch (Albany)

5200 W. Washington Road
Albany, OH  45710

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Phone: (740) 698-3059
Fax: (740) 698-3059

Branch Hours
Library closings
Mon. 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tue. 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed. 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu. 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri. 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat. Closed
Sun. Closed

Wireless Internet Available

Public Computers : 7

Meeting Room Capacity: 30

   Lanna Galloway

Children's Librarian:
   Taryn Lentes


The Wells Library was founded in 1866, endowed by funds provided for in the will of Henry Wells, an Albany merchant. The Wells Library joined the Athens County Library system in 1974. The grand opening for the new Wells Library was March 15, 2000.

In June 2008, the Wells Library was struck by fire. The library temporarily relocated to the Albany Community Building while the damaged building was being repaired. The library reopened in its remodeled building on April 23, 2009.

Special Services

Mary Young Garden.  For the beauty and educational programs.

Children's Programs

Programs for children are provided regularly, including preschool story time and our countywide summer program, Book Camp.

Other Services