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Meeting Rooms

Meeting Rooms

We are happy to provide the public with space for meetings, tutoring, or just a quiet spot to study. To book the Community Room, the Conference Room, or the Munroe Falls Room, call the Finance Department at (330) 688-3295 ext. 111.

Checkout Services

Library Cards and Loans

Sign Up for a Full-Service Library Card

Sign up for a Full-Service Library Card in person at the front Checkout Desk. If you are over 16, we will need to see a photo ID with proof of your current address. If you’ve just moved to the area, a utility bill in your name, along with a photo ID will do. Children under 16 may get their own library card. Their parent or legal guardian must be present at the time of signup and also have their own library card from the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library, with fines under $10.

Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is CLEVNET member library. Your Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library card can be used at other CLEVNET libraries.

A Full-Service Library Card lets you:

  • • Check out books, audiobooks, DVDs, and other physical items at the library
  • • Place holds on items in the catalog
  • • Access public computers at the library
  • • Access all of the library’s digital services and resources

Sign Up for a Digital Library Card

Digital Library Cards are available for permanent Ohio residents who are at least 16 years old and who do not already have a Full-Service Library Card. You do not need to come to the library to sign up for a Digital Library Card.

A Digital Library Card is a virtual library card that will give you access to the library’s digital resources, such as: 

  • • eBooks, eAudiobooks, and digital magazines
  • • Digital movies & TV shows
  • • Downloadable and streaming music
  • • Online classes
  • • Research tools and databases

A Digital Library Card can be upgraded to a Full-Service Library Card at the library’s front Checkout Desk during open hours.

If you have lost your Full-Service Library Card, please contact the library about a replacement.


Lending Periods

Type of material Loan Period Max/Card Renewals Fine/Day
Books, Audiobooks & Magazines 2 Weeks 100 3 15 Cents
DVDs & Blu-rays (Fiction) 1 Week 20 3 75 Cents
DVDs (Nonfiction) 2 Weeks 20 3 75 Cents
Top Shelf Books 1 Week 100 No Renewals 15 Cents
Top Shelf DVDs & Blu-rays 1 Week 20 No Renewals 75 Cents
Eclectic Collection 2 Weeks 2 No Renewals $1.00
Launchpads 2 Weeks 5
3 $1.00
Music CDs 2 Weeks 100 3 15 Cents
Playaways 2 Weeks 100 3 50 Cents
Views 2 Weeks 100 3 $1.00
Videogames 2 Weeks 5
3 75 Cents
Total . 100 items . .

Renewals

The library offers up to three automatic renewals on physical materials. The system will attempt to automatically renew items one day before they are due. An item will NOT renew if:

  • Someone else has placed a hold on the item.
  • The item has reached its renewal limit. Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library items will renew a maximum of three times. Renewal limits for other CLEVNET items will vary by library system.
  • Your account is blocked due to excess fines or fees.
  • If an item cannot be renewed, you will receive a courtesy notice (via the preferred contact method specified in your account) the evening before your materials are due.

You can also manually renew borrowed items in person at the Circulation Desk, by phone at (330) 688-3295 ext. 3, in the CLEVNET app, or online. Visit www.smfpl.org, login to “My Account", and select “Renew” next to the desired item. Certain items, including materials that other patrons have reserved, may not be renewed. We cannot renew items if the borrower's library fines exceed $10.00.


Drive-Up Window

The Drive-Up Window is on the west side of the library building (the side farthest from Rt. 91). It offers fast, convenient service. Please remember the following:

  • Please have your library card or ID ready
  • We cannot collect fines at the window (you will need to come inside to pay a fine)
  • No pedestrians allowed in the drive-up lane — we want you to be safe
  • The Drive-Up Window closes 15 minutes before the library closes

Curbside Pickup

Please park in the designated spaces just past the Drive-Up Window on the west side of the library building (the side farthest from Rt. 91).

  • Call (330) 688-3295 ext. 3 to let staff know you have arrived
  • Please stay in your vehicle
  • Open your vehicle’s trunk
  • Have your library card or photo ID ready
  • Staff will check your library card or ID and place your items in your trunk
  • All returns must go in the indoor or outdoor book drops – staff cannot accept them at curbside
  • Curbside service ends 15 minutes before the library closes

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Our Mission

The Mission of the Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library is to provide excellence in library service to all who seek access to information and recreational, educational, and cultural materials of any format. It also aims to promote the well-being of the community through programs and cooperative efforts with other community agencies, public and private.

The Stow-Munroe Falls Public Library will help create a community where ideas, culture, and knowledge thrive by providing materials, equipment and services to all people.

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