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How to Order Obituaries from the Elyria Public Library System (EPLS)
RB Hayes Obits
RB Hayes Obits
  1. The charge is $2.00 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 Elyria Public Library for the amount: (number of obits x $2.00).

    Local History Librarian
    Elyria Public Library
    320 Washington Avenue
    Elyria, Ohio 44035

  4. Request via email can be made to or by fax to 440-323-5788 or by telephone to 440-322-0461. Be sure to mail to the attention of the Local History Librarian. 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 Elyria Public Library Main Branch in person. Copies of the obituaries on site are ten cents a page or twenty-five cents from microfilm. For information on our hours and location consult our website: