Library Services

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

Browser Extension

Get the free Library Extension for Chrome (support for Firefox coming soon) to find books and eBooks at your library as you browse the internet.

New York Times subscription

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Multimedia Streaming Audio and Video with Hoopla


Hoopla digital is a service that provides our users with an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics. Hoopla has pioneered a unique model that allows our patrons to borrow content immediately, You never have to go on hold for an item. It is always available to borrow!

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.

Download our instruction booklets from the links below:

Zinio Online Magazines has been Cancelled

Zinio online magazine service has been cancelled. The Library is in the process of finding a replacement service.

Notarize your Documents at the Library

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library offers free notary public service for simple documents, such as an automobile title, etc.

Notary services are available during most library hours, Monday through Saturday and an appointment is not necessary. For more information, please contact the Information Services Desk at (330) 688-3295, ext. 4.

Note: Nothing can be notarized during the last 60 minutes before the library closes or on Sundays.


  • Ohio law requires that the person(s) signing the document(s) to be notarized appear in person and present proper identification. Valid forms of identification are: Current Driver’s License, State-Issued ID, US Passport, US Military ID, or a US Permanent Resident Card (“Green Card”). If you are under 18, please bring a certified copy of your birth certificate or a current school ID (with photo). International Identification Cards and / or International Driver’s Licenses cannot be accepted.
  • Patrons must bring their own witnesses, if needed. The library does not provide witnesses, and witnesses may not be solicited from staff or library patrons.
  • Documents to be notarized must contain a Notary Public jurat or acknowledgment certificate. If the document(s) does not include this, the Notary will have to attach a certificate to the document, before it can be notarized.
  • All documents requiring notarization must be unsigned. Do not sign the document(s) you are having notarized. Document(s) must be signed in front of the notary in order to be valid.

Note: In the State of Ohio, notaries cannot certify documents. We cannot certify copies of passports, Driver’s Licenses, birth certificates, marriages, death certificates, divorce, or naturalization certificates.

Documents that we are unable to notarize:

  • Last Will and Testaments
  • Any Real Estate Transactions, including Quit Claim Deeds
  • Corporate Documents
  • Documents with more than ten (10) pages.   
  • Documents which require an electronic signature
  • Foreign Passport or Visa Applications (please contact the Twinsburg Public Library

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I forget to bring my identification?
We will not be able to notarize any documents for you at that time.

Do all blanks have to be filled in before I have my document notarized?
Yes. Blank spaces not used in a document should have a line drawn through them so that no one can add to the terms of the document after it was signed.

I need my birth certificate notarized. What should I do?
If you were born anywhere in Ohio, go to the Dept. of Vital Statistics at the Kent City Health Department, 414 E. Main St., Kent, OH, or to Summit County Public Health, 1867 W Market Street, Akron OH and obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate.

If you were born outside of Ohio, go to or and order a copy of your birth certificate be sent to you.

Can you notarize a document that is in a language other than English?
Yes, as long as the signer of the document is able to effectively communicate with the notary WITHOUT a translator. If foreign documents do not have the notary certificate in English, the notary will have to attach another certificate.

If the signer cannot communicate in English, please contact:   

International Institute of Akron
20 Olive St. Suite 201
Akron, Ohio 44310
(330) 376-5106

Can you come to my nursing / assisted living facility or home to notarize documents?
No. You must come to the library in person (and with proper ID) to have documents notarized.

Can you provide legal advice regarding my document?
No. A Notary Public is not a licensed attorney. If you have legal questions about your document, we recommend you consult an attorney.

Can you notarize my I-9 form?
I-9 forms cannot be notarized. However, a notary can serve as your company's authorized agent and witness that you have shown the proper documents.

When are notaries available at the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library?
Notaries are available during most library hours on weekdays, evenings, and weekends except for Sundays. Note: Nothing can be notarized during the last 60 minutes before the library closes or on Sundays.



Freegal - Free Music Downloads. Now! Streaming


Freegal 4.0 with STREAMING now includes:

  • Download 5 songs (MP3s) per week to keep
  • Stream 5 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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