Welcome to the Reference Services Department. Our department provides a broad collection of material to meet the needs and interests of adult library users. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through all the resources available in the library and on the Internet.
Free tax filing services are available in Akron to qualifying area residents through the Ohio Benefit Bank tax clinics.
Most households with an adjusted gross income of less than $60,000 per year can use the Ohio Benefit Bank to file their taxes.
You must make an appointment to take advantage of the services at the Akron-Summit County Main Public Library:
Did you know that the library offers free, one-on-one instruction for users of eReaders?
Are you hoping to give (or receive) a Nook, Kindle, Kobo, iPad or iPad mini this holiday season? If you (or your gift-ee) doesn’t know how to use one, what then? We can help!
Library patrons can call (330) 688-3295 ext. 4 to set up a 45 minute appointment for help with their eReader or similar electronic device.
Meet the Playaway View® – a video player you can hold in your hand. We’ve got a number of different shows pre-loaded on these clever little devices that you can take anywhere. They have a speaker built in, and you can also plug in your own headphones to listen in private.
Monday, Sept 17 and Tuesday, Sept 18 the Drive-Up Window will be closed due to construction.
The winners of our annual Amateur Photography Contest for teens and adults have been announced, and all of the 93 entries were on display in the library (through August 16). You can see the winning photos here. Winners received ribbons and cash prizes, courtesy of the Friends of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library. Thank you to everyone who entered!
A public library card is free! It gives students access to the library’s online homework databases for thousands of magazine and journal articles, photos, maps, and other information that supplement the school library’s databases, as well as the library’s young adult fiction and nonfiction collection.
Don’t have Internet at home? Or is your computer, laptop, or printer broken? Students need a library card in good standing (fines below $5) in order to access the library’s free high-speed internet terminals and to print out hard copies for assignments.
Last Two Days! Auction Ends June 21
Bid now on 28 computers, some setup as complete systems with monitors, and other items to auction this year. This is a Silent Auction, the items for sale will be on display at the front of the library starting at 9:00PM on June 12th through 8:00PM on June 21th. See our Detailed List of items for sale. Winning bidders will be contacted after the sale.