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What is a library?

A library is…

  • a community resource center
  • a guardian of knowledge and culture
  • a diverse gathering place
  • a source of both entertainment and enlightenment
  • a pillar of democracy, privacy, and intellectual freedom
  • a place to see a friendly face
  • a one-stop-shop for home office tasks: computers, fax and copy machines, scanners, free notary public, and more

Who do we work with?

To bring you quality services, the library partners with: 

  
211

Ohio Vote

Burbio

Dolly Parton Imagination Library

  

For More Information

Read all about CRCPL's storied history in our library timeline.
  

What can I do at the library? 

On-Site Services  

  • Get lost browsing our stacks while searching for your next read! We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, audiobooks, magazines, large print, books for kids and teens, music, movies, and much more.  
  • Beyond Books Collection – Check out a Chromebook, a WiFi hotspot, or even a cake pan or a bicycle!  
  • Computers and laptops with high-speed Internet and Microsoft Office software 
  • Free, open WiFi in our parking lots  
  • Meeting rooms available for non-profit use 
  • Fun and educational programs for all ages
  • Bookworm Summer Reading Program  
  • Book drops at all locations  
  • Reference service at all locations  
  • Free notary public service (Please call ahead for this service) 
  • Curbside pickup available at all locations except Northside, which offers a Drive-Through window  
  • Photocopy and Remote Printing services – black & white and color prints, $.10 page for black and white, $.50 per page for color  
  • Faxing service – All local and toll-free faxing is free.  For long distance faxes, the charge is $1 for every five pages, with a maximum cost per fax of $3.  No international faxes.  
  • Homebound book delivery for qualifying individuals through CRCPL’s Outreach Department  
  • Local history research and genealogy by request  
  • Free, 1-1 Tech Tutoring  
  • Book Match – Let us choose books for you based on your personal preferences  
  • Teacher, Parent & Caregiver Collections – Let us curate a collection of children’s books for your little ones, specific to any topic or interest
  

Digital Services 

  • Virtual programming on Facebook and YouTube 
  • The SEO Libraries app helps you manage your library account online, search for materials, and more  
  • eBooks, audiobooks and more through the Ohio Digital Library  
  • Medical, science, technology, and other professional journal access through the Ohio Web Library  
  • eBooks, audiobooks, graphic novels, music, movies, TV through hoopla  
  • Streaming music and downloads from Freegal  
  • Stream indie flicks, classics, and documentaries with Kanopy Films  
  • Online education through Gale Courses  
  • Online arts and crafts instruction through CreativeBug  
  • Kids’ animal and science eBooks with NatGeo for Kids  
  • Resume creation with Cypress Resume  
  • Download Ohio legal forms with NuWav Legal Docs  
  • Search newspapers across the globe with Newspaper Archive
  • Help your youngster create an early learning path with ABC Mouse