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Free Tax Preparation at Library Sites

The Library will again provide locations for free tax preparation and electronic filing for seniors and those (at any age) with low to moderate income.
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Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP)
The CGP is the finding tool for federal publications that includes descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides direct links to those that are available online.

Federal Digital System (FDsys)
FDsys provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.

Government Information Online (GIO)-Ask A Librarian
Through Government Information Online (GIO) you can ask government information librarians who are experts at finding information from government agencies of all levels (local, state, regional, national international) on almost any subject from aardvarks to zygomycosis.

USA.gov
USA.gov is the U.S. government’s official web portal.


BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT

 

• EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Whitehouse.gov 

American Presidents

U.S. Government Departments & Agencies – A to Z list 

U.S. Census

Federal Election Commission

 

• JUDICIAL BRANCH

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Courts 

United States Bankruptcy Court – Northern District of Ohio
The Bankruptcy Court helps a person or business discharge or restructure debt. The website has information about bankruptcy, forms, and rules of the court. The Youngstown location is the Nathaniel R. Jones Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse.

United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
The Court of Appeals reviews decisions of the District Court if asked by parties in the cases.

United States District Court. Northern District of Ohio
This is a general federal trial court which hears both civil and criminal cases. The Youngstown location is the Thomas D. Lambros Federal Building and U. S. Courthouse.

PACER-Public Access to Court Electronic Records
PACER includes case and docket information for all district, bankruptcy, and appellate courts. PACER currently hosts 500 million case file documents. Sign up for an online account to access information for a nominal fee. If your usage does not exceed $15 in a quarter, fees for that quarter are waived, effectively making the service free for most users.

 

• LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Congress.gov

House.gov

Senate.gov


GOVERNMENT EXPLAINED FOR CHILDREN

Ben’s Guide
Ben’s Guide to the U.S. Government, a service of the Government Publishing Office (GPO), is designed to inform students, parents, and educators about the Federal Government.

Kids.gov
This is the official kids’ portal for the U.S. government which links kids, parents and teachers to U.S. government information and services on the web – all geared to the learning level and interest of kids


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What is a Federal Depository Library?

Youngstown Area Federal Depository Libraries:

  • Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
HoursLibrary Hours  Phone:  330-744-8636  TDD for hearing impaired 330-744-7211
Location305 Wick Avenue at the corner of Wick and Rayen Avenues.
ParkingFree parking is available for library users in the lot adjacent to the library.  Enter the parking lot from Wick Avenue.
Collection HighlightsMaterials are selected which support the needs of the community in accordance with the Library’s Mission Statement and Long Range Plan.  The Library’s collection is strong in business, health, consumer materials, census, human services, labor, and law.
Using the LibraryLibrary buildings and collections housed therein are open for use by the general public.  See Library Cards & Services on the Library’s web page for more detailed information.  Library cards are required to borrow circulating material.  Cards are free of charge to Ohio residents.  Reference materials do not circulate and must be used in the library.  For a more detailed description of policies and services, see About the Library on the Library’s web page.
Depository StatusDesignated a depository library in 1923.  Selects about 28% of the publications available from the Federal Government.
Handicapped AccessibilityFully accessible.  Parking lot is adjacent to building.

 

HoursLibrary Hours  Phone: 330-742-3677 (hours recording)  330-742-3686 Reference
Location410 Wick Avenue (next to Butler Art Museum).
ParkingPublic parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck.  Some metered parking is available on Lincoln Avenue.
Collection HighlightsMaterials are selected which support the needs of both the University and the community.  Maag’s collection is strong in health, census, business, justice, Congressional Hearings and Reports, and Interior Department publications.
Using the LibraryMaag Library is open for use by the general public.  Borrowing materials, however, is restricted to current faculty, staff, and students.  For more detailed information, see Maag’s library policies.
Depository StatusDesignated a depository library in 1973.  Selects about 48% of the publications available from the Federal Government.
Handicapped AccessibilityFully accessible.
Federal depository resources are available and usable for all library customers regardless of library affiliation, disability, age, residency, or other customer status.  Any member of the general public may use depository resources in all formats at a Federal depository library free of charge and without impediments.

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Ohio.gov

• OHIO EXECUTIVE BRANCH

Governor

Ohio Agencies, Departments, Boards & Commissions

Ohio Attorney General

Ohio Auditor of State

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio Treasurer of State

• OHIO JUDICIAL BRANCH

Supreme Court of Ohio & Ohio Judicial System 

Seventh District Court of Appeals 

• OHIO LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Ohio Legislature

Ohio House of Representative

Ohio Senate 

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MAHONING COUNTYMahoningFlag

Mahoning County Census

Mahoning County Profile

Mahoning County Government

Mahoning County Law Library

Mahoning County Clerk of Courts

Mahoning County Courts Search

Mahoning County Domestic Relations Court

Mahoning County Probate Court

Mahoning County Probate Court Search

Mahoning County Sheriff

Daily Legal News
Official law journal of Mahoning County, which includes among its news the local Sheriff’s Sales

Area Agency on Aging – District 11
(serving Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, & Trumbull counties)

Mahoning County Auditor

Mahoning County Board of Elections

Mahoning County District Board of Health

Mahoning County Emergency Management Services

Mahoning County Extension Office

Mahoning County Jobs & Family Services

Mahoning County Mental Health & Recovery Board

Mahoning County Geographic Information System

Mahoning County Solid Waste Management District-Green Team (Recycling)

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MAHONING-CITIES/TOWNS/VILLAGES

Austintown Township

Austintown Court

Beaver Township

Beloit Village

Berlin Township

Boardman Township

Boardman Court

Campbell

Campbell Municipal Court

Canfield City

Canfield Township

Canfield Court

Coitsville Township

Craig Beach Village

Ellsworth Township

Goshen Township

Green Township

Jackson Township

Lowellville

Milton Township

New Middletown Village

Poland Township

Poland Village

Sebring

Sebring Court

Smith Township

Springfield Township

Struthers

Struthers Municipal Court

Village of Washingtonville

Youngstown

Youngstown City Health District

Youngstown Fire Department

Youngstown – League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown

Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Youngstown Municipal Clerk of Courts

Youngstown Municipal Court

Youngstown Police Department 

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Columbiana County Census

Columbiana County Profile

Columbiana County Government

Columbiana County Law Library

Columbiana County Clerk of Courts

Columbiana County Courts Search

Columbiana County Sheriff

Columbiana County Auditor

Columbiana County Board of Elections

Columbiana County Dept. of Jobs & Family Services

Columbiana County Extension Service

Columbiana County Health Department

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COLUMBIANA-CITIES/TOWNS/VILLAGES

Butler Township

Center Township

Columbiana

East Liverpool

East Palestine

Elkrun Township

Fairfield Township

Franklin Township

Hanover Township

Knox Township

Leetonia

Lisbon

Liverpool Township

Madison Township

Middleton Township

Minerva

New Waterford Village

Perry Township

St. Clair Township

Salem

Unity

Washington Township

Wayne Township

Wellsville

West Township

Yellow Creek Township

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Trumbull County Census

Trumbull County Profile

Trumbull County Government

Trumbull County Law Library

Trumbull County Clerk of Courts

Trumbull County Courts Search

Trumbull County Probate Court

Trumbull County Probate Court Search

Trumbull County Sheriff

Trumbull County Auditor

Trumbull County Board of Elections

Trumbull County Dept. of Jobs & Family Services

Trumbull County General Health District

Trumbull County Mental Health & Recovery Board

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TRUMBULL-CITIES/TOWNS/VILLAGES

Bazetta Township

Bloomfield Township

Bristol Township

Brookfield Township

Champion Township

Cortland

Farmington

Fowler Township

Girard

Hartford Township

Howland Township

Hubbard

Hubbard Township

Johnstown Township

Kinsman Township

Liberty Township

Lordstown

McDonald Village

Mecca Township

Mesopotamia Township

Newton Falls

Newton Township

Niles

Vienna Township

Warren

Weathersfield Township

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LAW & LEGAL FORMS

Guide to Law Online 
The Guide to Law Online, prepared by the Law Library of Congress Public Services Division, is an annotated guide to sources of information on government and law available online. It includes selected links to useful and reliable sites for legal information.

IRS Forms & Publications
Official website for federal tax forms and publications

Judicial Votes Count (website)
The site to go to in order to learn about candidates for judicial positions in Ohio and to learn about Ohio courts in general.

LegalForms (Gale)
Provides a wide selection of state-specific (and multi-state) legal forms, such as: real estate contracts, wills, pre-marital agreements, bankruptcy, divorce, landlord tenant and many others.

Legal Information Institute 
Provides links to court decisions, statutes, international law, taxation, civil rights, immigration, etc.

Nolo Free Legal E-Books
Latest editions of 12 selected titles are available.  They include: Renter’s Rights, Foreclosure Survival Guide, Everybody’s Guide to Small Claims Court, 8 Ways to Avoid Probate, and others.

Ohio Crime Victims Rights Toolkit
Created by the Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center, in the Toolkit, you’ll find nearly everything victims need to know about their rights from the time of first report to a hospital or police through investigation, prosecution, incarceration, and post release control.

Ohio Laws & Rules
Access to Ohio’s revised code of laws and Ohio’s administrative regulations

Ohio Legal Services 
This guide to legal assistance for low-income Ohioans includes several options to participate in self-guided interviews that result in completed Ohio legal forms.

Ohio Municipal Codes Online
Ordinances for many Ohio cities.

Regional Income Tax Agency
Check here for local income tax forms, such as the Youngstown City Income Tax Form

State of Ohio’s Top Requested Forms
As state forms are made available online, they are added to this site. Topics range from absentee ballot applications to workers’ compensation forms.

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