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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. Request via email can be made to Contact-Main@lpls.info or by fax to 440-244-1733 or by telephone to 440-244-1192, ext. 272. There is no credit card option. The check will have to be mailed and received before the research is initiated. Be sure to mail to the attention of the Local History Librarian.

    The obituaries will be mailed as soon as we can get to them. We will attempt to complete the request within a week of the receipt of the patron's check.

    All requests are answered on a "first come-first served" basis.

    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