Finding Ohio County Public Library
A map that may help
Approaching on I70 from the East
Take exit 1B (WV 2 and US 250 South). Stay in the right lane and Take 16th St. Exit.
Make left turn at first opportunity (Wood St). Go one block, turn right on to 17th St.
Go two blocks on 17th to Eoff St (pronounced OAF), prepare to turn right. The library is across the street on your right and the driveway to the library parking lot will be immediately across the street. Alternatively, there is a second parking lot on the left side of Eoff St., about 100 feet from the intersection.
Approaching from the east on I-470 by-pass.
This may be easier than staying on 70.
Follow 470 to Exit 1. Go right at the exit (Rt. 2 North) Stay in the right lane and immediately take the next exit, 18th St. Get in the left lane. You will be on Eoff St. The library is on the left at the corner of 17th and Eoff, our parking lot entrance immediately past the 17th Street intersection.
Approaching from the south on W. Va. Rt. 2
Once in Wheeling, take the 18th St. Exit. Get in the left lane. You will be on Eoff St. The library parking lot entrance is on the left at the corner of 17th and Eoff.
Approaching from West on I-70
Take the I-470 bypass near St. Clairsville, Ohio. Take Exit 1and follow signs for Route 2 North. When you get on Rt. 2, stay in the right lane. Get off at the first exit, 18th St. Get in the left lane. You will be on Eoff St. The library parking lot entrance is on the left at the corner of 17th and Eoff.
If you stay on I-70 coming from the West, take West Virginia Exit 1 (Main St. Wheeling, Rt. 2 and Rt. 250 South) and bear right when you leave the exit ramp. This is Main St. Follow Main St. for 5 blocks. Turn left on 16th St. Get in the middle lane on 16th St. You will pass Market St., then Chapline Street. The library will be on your right past the middle of the next block. In th evenings and Saturdays you may be able to park in the Social Security parking lot. Otherwise you must continue past the library, past the next cross street (Eoff St.) to Jacob Street, turn right, turn right at 17th St. and continue back one block to Eoff St. and prepare to turn right. The entrance to the library parking lot is immediately across the street from you.
Approaching on Ohio Rt. 7 or U.S. 250 from the north
Get on I-70 East and get off on W. Va. Exit 1, immediately across the bridge. See the instructions above.
Approaching from the north on W. Va. Rt. 2
You will be on Main Street when you reach downtown Wheeling. Follow Main Street to 16th St. (5 blocks from the I-70 intersection) and turn left on 16th St. Get in the middle lane. Follow 16th to the 4th intersection (Jacob St.) Turn right. Go one Block (17th St.) Turn right. Go one block to Eoff St. Prepare to turn right, but instead cross the street to our parking lot entrance.
Approaching from the South on Ohio Rt. 7
After passing through Bellaire, Ohio, take the exit for I-470 East. Take the W. Va. Rt. 2 North exit (Exit 1) When you get on Rt. 2, stay in the right lane. Get off at the first exit, 18th St. Get in the left lane. You will be on Eoff St. The library parking lot entrance is on the left at the corner of 17th and Eoff.
The main lot is behind the building, and can be approached only on Eoff Street (which is one way, generally the wrong way, for that block) The library has a second parking lot on Eoff Street, on the left, about the middle of the block. There may also be on-street parking on Eoff Street. Please do not park in the Northwood Health Systems lot. They do tow. We regret that parking can be a problem, and our lot is at times filled by our patrons.
A Map that may help
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