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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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The City of Youngstown Consolidated Plan brings together families, community organizations, educational programs, and schools to improve the educational outcomes of children living in impoverished neighborhoods.

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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.

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.

GovInfo provides free online access to official Federal Government publications.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
Provides statistics from Colonial Times to 2012. is the U.S. government’s official web portal.

U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Government Manual
Includes leadership tables and descriptions of agency activities and programs of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches of Government, as well as activities and programs of quasi-official agencies and international organizations in which the United States participates as a member.

U.S. Passports

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

U.S. Postal Service




American Presidents

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

U.S. Census

Federal Election Commission



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.

The RECAP Archive is a searchable collection of millions of PACER documents and dockets that were gathered using our RECAP Extensions for Firefox and Chrome. PACER is the government-run system where nearly every legal document is filed from federal cases. The archive also includes every free PACER opinion.




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.

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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
Location4010 Sheridan Rd, Youngstown, OH 44514, between Everett and Weston Avenues
ParkingFree parking is available for library users in the lot adjacent to the library.  Enter the parking lot from Everett 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 Agencies, Departments, Boards & Commissions

Ohio Attorney General

Ohio Auditor of State

Ohio Department of Education

Ohio Secretary of State

Ohio Treasurer of State


Supreme Court of Ohio & Ohio Judicial System 

Seventh District Court of Appeals 


Ohio Legislature

Ohio House of Representative

Ohio Senate 

Ohio Constitution

Ohio Revised Code

Ohio Administrative Code

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MAHONING COUNTYMahoning County Flag

Mahoning County Census

Mahoning County Profile

Mahoning County Government

Mahoning County Government Agenda Center
View agendas and minutes from all Mahoning County boards and commissions.


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 Rules of Court
Civil Local Rules of Court
Local Rules
Criminal Local Rules of Court

Mahoning County Sheriff

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


Direction Home of Eastern Ohio (formerly Area Agency on Aging – District 11)
(serving Ashtabula, Columbiana, Mahoning, & Trumbull counties)

Mahoning County Auditor

Mahoning County Board of Elections

Mahoning County Building Regulations

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 Maps – includes maps from 1860 onward

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

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City of Youngstown

League of Women Voters of Greater Youngstown

Youngstown City Health District

Youngstown Codified Ordinances

Youngstown Fire Department

Youngstown Metropolitan Housing Authority

Youngstown Municipal Clerk of Courts

Youngstown Municipal Court

Youngstown Municipal Court Local Rules of Practice

Youngstown Municipal Court Records Search

Youngstown Police Department

Youngstown Public Works Department/ Residential Garbage Collection

Youngstown Water Department

Youngstown Zoning

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Mahoning County Township Association

Austintown Township
Austintown Court
Austintown Zoning

Beaver Township
Beaver Township Zoning

Beloit Village

Berlin Township

Boardman Township
Boardman Court
Boardman Zoning

Campbell Municipal Court

Canfield City
Canfield Codified Ordinances
Canfield Zoning

Canfield Township
Canfield Township Zoning Regulations

Canfield Court

Coitsville Township
Coitsville Township Zoning

Craig Beach Village

Ellsworth Township
Ellsworth Township Zoning

Goshen Township

Green Township
Green Township Zoning

Jackson Township
Jackson Township Zoning

Lowellville Codified Ordinances

Milton Township
Milton Township Zoning

New Middletown Village
New Middletown Codified Ordinances

Poland Township
Poland Township Zoning

Poland Village
Poland Codified Ordinances

Sebring Codified Ordinances
Sebring Court

Smith Township
Smith Township Zoning

Springfield Township

Struthers Codified Ordinances
Struthers Municipal Court

Village of Washingtonville

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COLUMBIANA COUNTYColumbiana County Flag

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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Butler Township

Center Township


East Liverpool

East Palestine

Elkrun Township

Fairfield Township

Franklin Township

Hanover Township

Knox Township



Liverpool Township

Madison Township

Middleton Township


New Waterford Village

Perry Township

St. Clair Township



Washington Township

Wayne Township


West Township

Yellow Creek Township

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TRUMBULL COUNTYTrumbull County Flag

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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Bazetta Township

Bloomfield Township

Bristol Township

Brookfield Township

Champion Township



Fowler Township


Girard Municipal Court

Hartford Township

Howland Township


Hubbard Township

Johnston Township

Kinsman Township

Liberty Township


McDonald Village

Mecca Township

Mesopotamia Township

Newton Falls

Newton Township


Niles Municipal Court

Vienna Township


Warren Municipal Court

Weathersfield Township

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Gale eBooks (formerly Gale Virtual Reference Library) (Gale)
This is a database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research, including a collection of Law resources.

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.

Legal Information Reference Center (EBSCO)
Providing exclusive online full text for many of the top consumer legal reference books, Legal Information Reference Center contains hundreds of full-text publications and thousands of legal forms, with more content being added on a regular basis.

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 Topics
Thousands of free articles on everyday legal topics.

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 Help 
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 Tax Forms
Check here for Ohio tax forms.

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