The Wadsworth History Room was created to make Wadsworth-related books,
newspapers, and photos available to the public in one convenient location within the
Library. These materials are accessible during regular Library hours.

While many libraries, historical societies, and museums in Ohio contain extensive Ohio
history collections, genealogical resources, and historical artifacts, none can be expected
to maintain a collection pertinent to every locality. The Wadsworth Public Library
assumes the responsibility to collect and preserve old and current materials pertaining to
the history of Wadsworth. In addition, the Library collects works about Ohio and Medina
County that aid patrons in understanding Wadsworth’s history. The Library also acquires
resource materials of value to local genealogical researchers.

Most of the materials in the History Room do not circulate. Whenever possible, the Library
will purchase circulating copies of materials for the Main collections.

adopted: 11/19/1984 | revised: 9/19/1994, 8/16/2004, 1/1/2018