Library Services

Our services include passport, notary, database, electronic resources, and much more!

New York Times subscription

nyt logoUnsubscribed readers are limited to ten New York Times articles per month. Now Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library subscribes so you don't have to!

Multimedia Streaming Audio and Video with Hoopla

Hoopla logo   Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is excited to announce a new digital media service, hoopla, which enables you to borrow videos, audiobooks, and full-length music CDs straight from a browser, tablet, or smartphone! SMFPL is the first library in northeastern Ohio and western Pennsylvania to offer this new library service. With hoopla there are no hold lists and your selection starts streaming immediately. SMFPL has never offered a program like this!

   hoopla gives you access to thousands of titles anywhere you have an Internet connection. Imagine being able to watch TV shows or listen to audiobooks without expensive subscription fees; all you need is a valid library card!

E-books, OverDrive and the Ohio Digital Library

ohio ebook project link

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library participates in the Ohio Digital Library, where libraries can share electronic resources to offer more choices for our patrons. Currently based in Cleveland, Ohio, OverDrive Media provides a portal for searching and cataloging electronic resources which include Audiobooks, Music and E-Books.

You may access and download electronic resources by searching our Library Catalog, or by searching on the Ohio Digital Library website.

Help available:

EBook/Audiobook Help

Device Comparison

Welcome to Online Magazines

Zinio is here ! Now you can explore new magazines inside the library or at home. Zinio is an electronic database of magazines and periodicals that preserves high-quality illustration, while allowing the user to page through a periodical on an electronic device.

Notarize your Documents at the Library


Notary Pen  Free Notary Service is now available at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library during most of the Library’s hours of business, including evenings and weekends. Notary publics are on staff, but schedules vary; please call ahead to confirm availability. Nothing can be notarized during the last hour before the library closes.

  Ohio law requires that the person signing the document to be notarized must appear in person and present proper identification. Call the library at (330) 688-3295 x4 for more information.

This free service includes only simple documents of less than ten (10) pages.

Documents that we are unable to notarize:


      Any Real Estate Transactions, including Quit Claim Deeds

      Corporate Documents                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
      Documents in languages other than English

      Documents with more than ten (10) pages.   

      Documents which require an electronic signature                                                                 

Freegal - Free Music Downloads. Now! Streaming


Freegal 4.0 with STREAMING now includes:

  • Download 3 songs (MP3s) per week to keep
  • Stream 3 hours per day
  • Download from 15,000 popular music videos (MP4) counts as 2 downloads
  • Freegal Playlists of pre-selected songs
  • Create your own Playlists
  • New Mobile App update includes music streaming. Available for Android and Apple devices
  • Choose from 6 million songs from 28,000 recording labels, including the complete local catalogue from Sony Music Entertainment


Explore streaming and new music, free to own - from the library!

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