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A community gem

The Oil City Library is a big city resource in a small city. Its resources, whether in number of... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2017
John Noel B
Oil City, Pennsylvania
Our Oil City Library

I have been going to the Oil City Library since I was a child and in turn took my children there... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Mary Lou R
Oil City, Pennsylvania
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8 Nov 2017
“A community gem”
14 Mar 2017
“Our Oil City Library”
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The Oil City Library is a big city resource in a small city. Its resources, whether in number of titles, access to the outside world, programming and other services -- including what is available for lending -- is nothing short of remarkable. Architecturally it is...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank John Noel B
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I have been going to the Oil City Library since I was a child and in turn took my children there. It is an outstanding library for a small town like Oil City although Oil City used to be over twice the size it is...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Mary Lou R
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a great library, with a very friendly and informative staff. I have been a cardholder at this library for over fifty years. There is a wide variety of things to check out...from books, videos, magazines, even metal detectors, etc. I will always be...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank ZZMorgan
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Lovely knowledgeable staff. Felt very grand. It was built by Andrew Carnegie and it reads of old time opulence from the marble and polished wood.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Lynne J
Reviewed 24 August 2015

Wonderful people to talk too at the front desk in the library, very helpful too. I chose the Microfilm room to look things up in the older news papers. I have also enjoyed the Genealogy room upstair's in the Oil City Library, alot of wonderful...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank BSue1958
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This is a lovely building, very inviting and much better stocked than my native Franklin one . Good displays and a cool painting of a night time abstract cityscape which friends and I admire.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank gypsyurchin
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I love our Library! if you are wanting to find good books and relaxing atmosphere this is the place.

Date of experience: April 2014
Thank Wens44
Reviewed 26 November 2013

Great for travelers to check emails, print boarding passes for flights, or just browse the great collection. Let the kids play with blocks, puzzles and toys while reading a favorite story on the deacon rocking chair! E-Books are available now too!

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank sandeela
Reviewed 5 August 2013

I'm prejudiced because I spent so much time here when I was growing up and in school many years ago. I guess I realized even then how lucky Oil City was to have a quality library in a beautiful building. Now, during a brief visit,...More

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank bagnato1
Reviewed 11 June 2013

This Library is full of History...Literally! The Heritage room has all manner of photos and information about local citizens if you are looking for a long lost relative. Internet connection available.

Date of experience: June 2013
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