Portage County Library

Find Portage County Ohio libraries, such as state, town, city, public, private, college and university library branches. Libraries provide information on applications, borrowing books, ebooks, library programs, online databases and research.

Kent Free Library 312 West Main Street Kent OH 44240 330-673-4414

Music Library 1075 Risman Drive Kent OH 44243 330-672-2004

Portage County District Library 10482 South Street Garrettsville OH 44231 330-527-4378

Reed Memorial Library 167 East Main Street Ravenna OH 44266 330-296-2827

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About Libraries

How are Public Libraries funded?

The vast majority of funding that supports the operation of Public Libraries comes from county and local governments. At times, grant funding may be available for specific programs, projects, or capital improvements. Fees for special programs and services account for a relatively small percentage of revenue for Public Libraries.

What are the Friends of the Library?

Friends of the Library are organizations formed to support their local Public Libraries. They typically establish themselves as independent, non-profit organizations that conduct fundraising to supplement Library resources and organize Library related events.

What is the Dewey Decimal system?

The Dewey Decimal system is a classification system used in many libraries to organize their books. The classification number allows for books to easily be located or returned to their assigned place in the library. The system is constantly revised to keep up with changes in the libraries.