Domonkas Library, 4125 Lake Road

Sheffield Lake is fortunate to have a branch of Lorain Public Library System conveneiently located on the west end of the city. Many may not know that library services were initially provided by a bookmobile from 1940 to 1963. That year, residents Stephen and Ruth Domonkas donated $100,000 to build a library. The city donated the land where the library still resides and library trustees provided furniture and equipment for the interior. It was officially dedicated Nov. 8, 1964.

Today, the Domonkas Branch houses thousands of books and printed materials, including newspapers, magazines and other periodicals. They have computers with internet service available to residents and provide printing and faxing options as well.

Each month, the library sponsors many programs for adults and youth. These include book discussions, a writers’ group and cook book club as well as crafts, technology instruction and fun events tied to holidays. In fall 2022, the library partnered with the City of Sheffield Lake and Northcoast Rotary to establish a Storybook Trail at Ferndale Park.

It all starts with a library card. There are several types. Learn about them here: or stop by the branch and talk to a staff member. The branch is located at 4125 Lake Road. Their phone number is 440 949-7410.