Ohio Obituary Index

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How to Order Obituaries from the Lorain Public Library System (LPLS)

Obituaries may be ordered in person, by email, or mail. 

In Person

Anyone may visit the Lorain Public Library's Main Library Reference Desk on the second floor during open hours for assistance in accessing obituaries on microfilm. The first five black & white printouts are free and then $0.10 per page after that, or they may be saved as JPEG images onto a flash drive.

By email or Postal Mail

Each request must contain the following information: 

Name of the deceased

Date of death

Citation information from The Ohio Obituary Index (newspaper, section, page)

Your full, regular mailing address (even if requested by email)

Your email address (if you would like the obituary sent to you as a JPEG image file)

By Phone 

We regret that we cannot accommodate telephone requests at this time.


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

Lorain Public Library Contact Information:

Local History Librarian
Lorain Public Library
351 Sixth Street
Lorain, OH  44052 

[email protected]