Are you making use of all the services that the Wadsworth Public Library has to offer? Check out the descriptions below and see what you might be missing:
Make use of our book drops when returning items after hours. Pull into the west parking lot to access our convenient drive-up book drop or use the walk-up drop that faces Broad Street.
Buehler's Drop Off Site
You can return your library books while you are doing your grocery shopping! Library materials may be returned at the book drop in Buehler's at 175 Great Oaks Trail, right near Interstate 76.
Our reference librarians can help you find information about companies within the many available business resources and our online reference databases. Some things they can help you find are:
If you need help accessing our online catalog, our librarians will be happy to teach you all about it. Our catalog is more than just a list of books and media. It contains customer reviews, links to reference materials, listings for materials available at other libraries in the Search Ohio consortium, and much, much more. Just ask for help, and we will be happy to show you around.
The Wadsworth Public Library works to ensure strong connections to the Wadsworth community.
You may pay fines by credit card, right from our self-serve checkout stations. Just choose the “Pay fines” option, and swipe your card through the card reader.
Digital Device Collection
The Wadsworth Public Library's digital device collection, made possible by a grant from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and awarded by the State Library of Ohio, includes a wide array of devices that may be borrowed for home use. The collection includes Kindle and Nook ereaders, iPads, iPods, portable DVD players, GPS units, language translators, digital voice recorders, Flip video cameras, digital projectors, ELMO 3-dimensional projectors, MP3 players, and digital picture frames. Items in the collection circulate for two weeks. Apply at the Customer Service Desk to borrow these items.
Drive Up Window
At the drive-up window (located on the west side of the building) you may return items, pick up reserves, and pay small fines. You can even pick up holds there if you call ahead to the Circulation Department at 330-334-5761. Note that the drive-up window is available during regular hours, but closes 15 minutes before the Library.
The Wadsworth Public Library offers many services that can help when you need to get that document printed, copied, or faxed.
The Library is a great place to find programs, books, and materials that support homeschool students and families.
Income Tax Forms
When tax time rolls around, it can be hard to find exactly what you need. Come pick up your tax forms or let us show you how to download and print the forms you need.
Interlibrary Loan Services
Items that are not available at Wadsworth Library or through our partners, Search Ohio/OhioLINK, may be requested from another library. See a librarian at the Reference Desk for assistance.
Internet access is available on the Library’s public computers, and wireless access is available throughout the building for those with their own web-enabled devices.
Loanable Laptop Computers
If you don't have a computer, you may borrow one from our technology collection. Laptops are available for use either in the Library or to check out and use at home for two weeks. To use a laptop, apply at the Customer Service Desk.
Local History Room
The Wadsworth Public Library is dedicated to archiving and making available local history resources. Come check out our Local History Room where much about Wadsworth's past can be discovered.
Want to hold your next club meeting in one of our conference rooms? You can. Click here to request a meeting room.
Many of our great services reach beyond the walls of the Library. Our Outreach Department makes sure that customers who can't make it to the Library can still connect with us:
Books and other materials can be renewed through our online catalog or by a phone call to our circulation department.
Quiet Study Rooms
When you need a quiet place to study or work, nothing beats the Library. Come in and use one of our quiet study rooms – one located on the first floor and one located on the second floor. The rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Our Children's Department hosts story times for a variety of age groups. Check out the Children's programs page to find out what they have going on.
Summer Reading Programs For All Ages
Our Adult, Children's, and Teen Departments offer Summer Reading Programs designed to keep reading skills sharp or just for fun.
Think of the Library as your teaching toolkit. Use our assignment alert and teacher loan forms to keep us apprised of your needs and to request library materials for your classroom. Check out what else we offer on our Teaching Resources page.
In addition to the services listed above, the Library has many technological resources for use by our customers.
You may register to vote at the Wadsworth Public Library or pick up an application form for absentee voting.