Library

Canceled and Rescheduled Programs

All library programs are canceled March 13, 14, and 15.

In accordance with the closing of Ohio schools, the library will be closed March 16 - April 5.

Please check back for further updates.

Coronavirus 2019

Retirement Reception for Library Director Douglas H. Dotterer

Please join us

as we honor and thank
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library Director

Douglas H. Dotterer


Retirement Reception

Materials Complaint Form

Individuals who are concerned about the appropriateness of library resources may make a complaint to the Director of the Library. Please click below to download a materials complaint form. It can be filled out electronically and emailed to the director at gkoritansky@smfpl.org

Or, the form can be printed and mailed to:

Gale Koritansky, Library Director
Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library
3512 Darrow Road
Stow, OH 44224

Notary Service Mobile

Until further notice, notary service at the Library is unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause!

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:

      Last Will and Testatments (Ohio wills require two witnesses whose signatures would then be notarized)

      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

FAQ’s

•    What if I forget to bring my identification?

We will not be able to notarize any documents for you at that time.

•    I don’t have a Driver’s License. What other form of identification can I show?

Minors (under 18) only, can show a certified copy of their birth certificate.

Adults must show identification that shows their picture, signature, identification number, their physical description and an expiration date. Acceptable forms of identification are: driver’s license, green card, military ID, government, state or inmate ID card, or a passport.

Per Ohio law, we cannot accept Canadian or Mexican IDs. Legal residents of these countries must present a valid passport.

•    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 https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/index.htm or https://www.vitalchek.com/birth-certificates 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?

It is a good idea to phone ahead to check if a Notary Public is on duty when you want to come in. There are notaries available most of the time, but not always. Also, nothing can be notarized during the last hour before the library closes.

Complete List of Databases

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Abdo Digital
Academic Search Premier
African American Heritage
AHFS Consumer Med Info
Akron Beacon Journal
Alt. Health Watch
American and English Literature
Ancestry
AtoZdatabases: Search Jobs
Biography Reference Bank
Business Source Premier
Chilton's
Computer Source
Consumer Health Complete
CreativeBug
EBooks
EbscoHost ALL
Explora Primary Schools
Explora Public Libraries
Explora Secondary Schools
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Gale Virtual Reference
GreenFile
Health Source: Consumer Edition
Health Source: Nursing
HeritageQuest (ProQuest)
Hobbies & Crafts Reference
Home Improvement Reference
Info Line
Kids InfoBits
Literary Reference Center
Lynda.com
MAS Ultra - School Edition
MasterFILE Premier
MedLine
Middle Search Plus
NewsBank Access World News
Newspaper Source
NoveList Plus
Occupational Outlook Handbook
Ohio Historical Society
Ohio History Central
Ohio Legal Help
Ohio Memory Online Scrapbook
Ohio Obituary Index
Ohio Public Records Index
Ohio Revised Code
Ohioline
Oxford Reference Online
Points of View Reference Center
Primary Search
Professional Development
Psychology and Behavior
Regional Business News
Religion & Philosophy
Romance Book Cloud
Sanborn Maps
Scholastic BookFlix (Home use)
Scholastic BookFlix (in Library)
Scholastic GO! (use from Home)
Scholastic GO! (use in Library)
Science Reference Center
Small Business Reference
Sociological
Summit County Community Resources
The New York Times
Thomson Gale LegalForms
Transparent Languages
TrueFlix (use from Home)
TrueFlix (use in Library)
TumbleBook AudioBook Cloud
TumbleBook Library
TumbleBook Story Books
TumbleBook Teen Book Cloud
TumbleBook Tumble Math K - 6
U.S. Goverment Printing Office
Very Short Introductions
Vocational & Career
What Tree Is It?
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What's The Point
World Book
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World Book for Kids
World Book Hispanica
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World Book Student
World Book Timelines

45 Days to Love Your Library

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Do you love the library? Brighten our turtle Spike’s day – write her a valentine and tell her why you love the library! You can send a message on Facebook, email prgroup@smfpl.org, or visit the library and drop a message in Spike’s mailbox. We’ll share your best messages on social media and by Spike’s tank. And who knows – maybe Spike will write a valentine back to you with a sweet treat attached! 

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