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2024 Total Solar Eclipse

April 8, 2024

On Monday, April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse. In Westlake, Ohio, the moon will begin crossing the sun at 1:59 p.m. Totality will occur from 3:13-3:17 p.m., and the final partial phase will end at 4:29 p.m.

Recycling box for eclipse glasses

Recycle your eclipse glasses here! Drop them off at one of the boxes inside the library or at the drive-up window. Glasses will be donated to Astronomers Without Borders, a nonprofit organization that will distribute the them to communities around the world for future eclipses.

    • Patrons can register for a free email address from multiple email providers. If you need assistance registering for an email address, you can contact the library to request a 1-on-1 session for email help.

    • Email addresses and/or cell phone numbers will be used to alert patrons of availability of glasses and pickup notifications.

    • No.

    • No. Due to limited quantities, we are limiting to one request (2 pairs of glasses) per person, and a maximum of two requests (four pairs) per household. We encourage families to share glasses and take turns while viewing the eclipse.

      There are also other methods of safely viewing an eclipse, including pin hole viewers and more. The American Astronomical Society has a great page of multiple indirect methods of viewing the eclipse. Additionally, NASA has a 3D printable viewer file available.

    • Most likely. Per NASA, eclipse glasses that comply with the ISO 12312-2 standard, and are not scratched, punctured, torn, or coming loose from their frames can be reused indefinitely.

      Glasses should NOT be used if they DO NOT have the ISO 12312-2 marking on them, or are scratched, punctured, torn, or coming loose from their frames.

      There was some misinformation spread after the 2017 eclipse that solar glasses expire. This does not apply to glasses that are ISO 12312-2 certified and contain an ISO 12312-2 marking.

      You can find more information about eclipse glasses from NASA (Eye Safety During a Total Solar Eclipse) and the American Astronomical Society (How Can You Tell If Your Eclipse Glasses or Handheld Solar Viewers Are Safe?).

    • No. All requests must be submitted through the registration form.

    • No. Due to the expected high demand, we will not be distributing glasses to organizations or groups.

question markFor other questions regarding eclipse glasses, please email

Total Solar Eclipse Events 2024
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