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.
Free Tax Preparation for Qualifying Individuals »
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 is the U.S. government’s official web portal.
BRANCHES OF GOVERNMENT
• EXECUTIVE BRANCH
• JUDICIAL BRANCH
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.
• LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
GOVERNMENT EXPLAINED FOR CHILDREN
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.
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
Youngstown Area Federal Depository Libraries:
- Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County
|Hours||Library Hours Phone: 330-744-8636 TDD for hearing impaired 330-744-7211|
|Location||305 Wick Avenue at the corner of Wick and Rayen Avenues.|
|Parking||Free parking is available for library users in the lot adjacent to the library. Enter the parking lot from Wick Avenue.|
|Collection Highlights||Materials 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 Library||Library 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 Status||Designated a depository library in 1923. Selects about 28% of the publications available from the Federal Government.|
|Handicapped Accessibility||Fully accessible. Parking lot is adjacent to building.|
|Hours||Library Hours Phone: 330-742-3677 (hours recording) 330-742-3686 Reference|
|Location||410 Wick Avenue (next to Butler Art Museum).|
|Parking||Public parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck. Some metered parking is available on Lincoln Avenue.|
|Collection Highlights||Materials 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 Library||Maag 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 Status||Designated a depository library in 1973. Selects about 48% of the publications available from the Federal Government.|
|Handicapped Accessibility||Fully 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.
• OHIO EXECUTIVE BRANCH
• OHIO JUDICIAL BRANCH
• OHIO LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
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)
Village of Washingtonville
Click this icon next to the title to see an Online Tutorial for using the database
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.
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 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.