NEW & NOTABLE

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

New & Notable

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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... 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

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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