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How to Order Obituaries from the Lorain Public Library System (LPLS)
RB Hayes Obits
RB Hayes Obits
  1. The charge is $2.50 per obituary. Please limit obituary requests to ten names. Upon receipt of the completed request, you may request ten more names.
  2. The request must include the newspaper name or abbreviation, date, and page (if available). Requests must also include the name, address, telephone number and email (if available) of the person making the request.
  3. Mail requests with a check made out to Lorain Public Library for the amount: (number of obits x $2.50).
Local History Librarian
Lorain Public Library
351 Sixth Street
Lorain, OH  44052

RB Hayes Obits
  1. The request must include the newspaper name, date, and page. Requests must also include the name, address, telephone number and email (if available) of the person making the request.

    Mail requests with a check made out to Lorain Public Library for the amount: (number of obits x $2.50).
    Local History Librarian
    Lorain Public Library
    351 Sixth Street
    Lorain, OH 44052

    Requests for obituaries are not accepted via email. The check will have to be mailed and received before the research is initiated. Be sure to mail the check to the attention of the Local History Librarian.

    The obituaries will be mailed as soon as we can get to them. The Library will attempt to answer requests within 30 days of receipt.

    If you would like printed copies mailed to you please send a self-addressed, adequately stamped envelope for the Library to use in mailing the information to you. If you would like the obituaries sent as jpg images via email you just need to provide an email address.

    You are welcome to visit the Lorain Public Library Main Branch in person. Copies of the obituaries on site are ten cents a page. For information on our hours and location consult our website: www.lorainpubliclibrary.org
  2. The Main Library's Computer Resources Room has three microfilm reader-printer-scanner machines. Images found on microfilm can be viewed, printed or saved as a .jpg image file.
  3. Lorain city newspapers make up the bulk of Lorain Public Library's collection of local microfilmed newspapers. We do not have microfilm of the Elyria Chronicle Telegram. We do have a few reels of microfilm for some old Lorain County newspapers. For information about the titles and dates of these other microfilmed newspapers in our collection, as well as other local history resources that we own, check out our "Adventures in Ancestry" page on the Library's website.
Lorain Public Library Contact Information:

Local History Librarian
Lorain Public Library
351 Sixth Street
Lorain, OH 44052
(Phone) 440-244-1192, ext. 272
Contact-Main@lpls.info