General Information:

241 South Chestnut Street
First Floor
Ravenna, OH 44266

Portage County Law Library
Resources Board Members:

S. Kim Kohli
Scott J. Flynn
Stephen A. Michniak
Timothy R. Thomas
William G. Simon

Alessandra Reckner, Law Librarian
Katrina Phillips, Library Service Technician

Library staff cannot provide legal advice, explain court procedures or assist in completing forms.

Portage County Law Library
Library hours are 8:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday and closed on all legal holidays.

The Portage County Law Library was incorporated in 1896. The Law Library is a self serve library. Members of the public may use the library materials, on-site only.

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Dennis Zavinski

In Memory of Dennis M. Zavinski, 1942-2011

One of Dennis' passions was the Portage County Law Library, where he was appointed to the Board of Trustees right after graduating law school. He served as Chairman of the Board beginning in 1984.

In memory of Dennis, the Portage County Law Library was later renamed as the Dennis M. Zavinski Law Library as a tribute to his 36 years of service and tireless efforts on behalf of the Law Library and the Portage County Bar Association.