DELPHOS — The handicap ramp at the Delphos Public Library is finally complete.

Weigandt Development of Minster constructed the ramp project. The ramp was installed on the south side of the library to provide access to an existing door on the second floor. Several parking spaces were lost but there may be room for a new handicap parking place near the ramp, according to Library Director Kelly Rist.

The ramp is needed because a chair lift giving handicap access to a room in the basement is no longer functional, unable to be repaired and it is cost-prohibitive to install an elevator for access to that area of the library.

To replace that space for programming, handicap access was provided to the original Carnegie portion of the library with the ramp.

The board had also explored construction of a ramp inside the library but that was also cost-prohibitive.

Rist told the library board of trustees on Wednesday that she is expecting a small increase in funds from the state.

“We are looking at an increase of .04 percent. We usually receive some where between $360,000-380,000,” Rist said.

Just after the first of the year, library patrons will be able to access a new music streaming program. Rist said the library will add Freegal Music to its offerings.

Freegal Music is a free music service. Patrons can download and/or stream music on any compatible device. There are more than 16 million songs from over 200 genres with more added monthly.

The library continues to seek a part-time clerk. Rist said the 20-hour position is flexible. Those interested should apply at the library.