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    LIBRARY SCENE
    RICHFIELD

    In Library Scene, our Richfield library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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    TAKE THE
    LIBRARY WITH YOU

    The Akron Library mobile app is available for download in your device's app store. Download today and take the Library with you wherever you go.

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    MEET
    LIBBY

    The fastest way to reading happiness.  Libby offers a fresh and easy way to borrow OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime.

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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

Visit the Main Library Page

Patron Behavior Guidelines

Behavior which may result in being asked to leave the library:

  1. Abusive, threatening, or menacing language
  2. Physical, sexual, or verbal harassment of an individual, public or staff. This includes harassment through ACORN, the Internet or other computer resources.
  3. Unreasonable, intentional noise which affects the ability to function of those individuals working in the area
  4. Taunting, following, stalking, provoking or challenging an individual
  5. Fighting or wrestling
  6. Threatening harm to persons, or property
  7. Hindering, impeding, or preventing the movement of an individual into, out of, or about a library facility or vehicle
  8. Unauthorized possession or mutilation of library materials
  9. Unauthorized possession or mutilation of an individual's personal property
  10. Exhibiting unacceptable behavior which indicates an individual is under the influence of alcohol, beer, or any controlled substance
  11. Selling, purchasing or offering for purchase any item or service while on library property or library vehicles
  12. Destruction, mutilation, or damaging of library property, facilities, or vehicles
  13. Failure to wear shoes
  14. Any other act(s) not covered above which threaten an individual, public or staff, library property, library materials, library facilities, and library vehicles
  15. Any illegal act
  16. Trespassing in a non-public area of any library facility

Behavior for which an individual may be warned as inappropriate - one or more warnings may result in being asked to leave:

  1. Sleeping
  2. Eating and/or drinking except at a library-sponsored event
  3. Smoking
  4. Selling, purchasing, or offering to sell products to any individual
  5. Panhandling
  6. Horseplay on an escalator, elevator, or stairway
  7. Loud talking or laughter which disturbs others
  8. Use of public restrooms or library facilities for bathing or laundering purposes

Behavior for which no action will be taken:

  1. Staring into space or at an individual
  2. Play chess, checkers, cards, or other games which do not hinder library operations and in which no gambling takes place
  3. Personal hygiene
  4. Quiet talking

Approved by the Board of Trustees on October 26, 2000