Text a Librarian FAQ


Q. How do I send my question to library staff?

A. To use this service, type your question in the body / text of the message. Send your text to (330) 577-3237 or (330) 57READS (Google Voice Number).

Q. When should I use the “Text SMFPL” service?


Chat with Reference

Our reference staff is testing a new chat application. Help us test it by submitting your requests using the new test widget. Please be aware that this feature is in testing, and there may not be someone immediately available to chat. If there is no response through the chat widget, please telephone is with your question or request (330) 688-3295.

Writers' Corner


Attention Area Writers!

Come join the Writers Group at the Library.  Call or stop by to sign up, or check out our online calendar for more information and meeting times.

All Databases

Mouse over link for database description.

Abdo Digital
Academic Search Premier
AHFS Consumer Medication Information
Akron Beacon Journal
Alt. Health Watch
American and English Literature
Art Collection
AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs, Businesses or Mailing Lists
Biography Reference Bank
Business Source Premier
Computer Source
Consumer Health Complete
Explora Primary Schools
Explora Public Libraries
Explora Secondary Schools
Facts on File: Science Online
FreedomFlix (use from home)
FreedomFlix (use in library)
Gale Encyclopedia of Every Day Law
Gale Virtual Reference
GoodCall Scholarship Search
Grolier (use from Home)
Grolier (use in Library)
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing/Academic Edition
HeritageQuest (ProQuest)
Job & Career Accelerator
Job Seeker's Booklet
Kid's Search
LearningExpress Library
Literary Reference Center
Literature Online
MAS Ultra - School Edition
MasterFILE Premier
Middle Search Plus
New Gale Virtual Reference Books: Business Plans Handbook
Newspaper Source
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Ohio Historical Society
Ohio History Central
Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
Ohio Obituary Index
Ohio Revised Code
Oxford Reference Online
Points of View REference Center
Primary Search
Professional Development
Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
Regional Business News
Religion & Philosophy
Salud en Español
Sanborn Maps
Scholastic BookFlix (use from Home)
Scholastic BookFlix (use in Library)
Science Online
Science Reference Center
Select Ohio Public Records Index
Student Research Center
The New York Times
Thomson Gale LegalForms
TrueFlix (use from home)
TrueFlix (use in library)
Tumble Books
U.S. Goverment Printing Office
Vocational & Career
What Tree Is It?
What's That Snake?
What's The Point
Workforce Skills for 21st Century Success
World Book
World Book Academic
World Book Early World of Learning
World Book for Kids
World Book Hispanica
World Book Online
World Book Spanish

Ohio EBook Project Help

Click on attachment link below for a description on how to use the Ohio E-Book Project.

Book Discussion Groups

The Classics Book Discussion Group
Led by Jess Alloggia & Sarah Filiberto

Meets the last Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
See the reading list.


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