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

Events at the Wells (Albany) Public Library

Open Technology Help Hours October 23 @ 11:00AM For adults
Teen Advisory Board October 27 @ 6:30PM Young Adults
Yoga October 27 @ 6:30PM For adults
Storytime with Taryn October 28 @ 11:30AM Storytime
The Needlework Group October 28 @ 1:30PM For adults
Open Technology Help Hours October 30 @ 11:00AM For adults
How to Use Google October 30 @ 3:00PM For adults
Trick or Treat October 30 @ 6:00PM For kids
Yoga November 3 @ 6:30PM For adults
Storytime with Taryn November 4 @ 11:30AM Storytime


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