Below are some general reference tools to help you navigate the web. Our reference librarian is happy to answer your questions in person, over the phone (440-576-3761) or via e-mail to (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Access to research databases is also provided to all Ohio residents through the Ohio Web Library.
Don't forget the State Library of Ohio offers Know-It-Now so you can talk to a reference librarian online in real time, 24 hours a day, every day.
Please check out our Archives & Local History pages too.
Many of the Images in our digital archives come from the Hakala collection. Paul J. Hakala was a local historian and elected County Recorder who created 2 giant scrapbooks full of local historical news articles, photographs, and other items. In addition to these, he donated an extensive collection of 35mm slides to the Henderson Memorial Public Library. Mr. Hakala used these slides to give lectures on local history. The physical slide collection is now housed at the Jefferson Historical Society located next door to the library.
Due to the quantity of images, we have broken the digital archives collection into the following categories: