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    NORTON
    ANNIVERSARY

    Celebrate Norton Branch Library's 30 year anniversary on Tuesday, May 1. Stop by for snacks and reminisce with us!

    Norton Branch Library 30 Year Anniversary
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    HARVEST
    FOR HUNGER

    Unexpected expenses can take food off the table. 1 in 6 Northeast Ohians struggle with hunger. You can help — at your local library!

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    GET SMART ABOUT
    YOUR MONEY!

    Participate in programs ranging from Social Security to document shredding, protecting yourself online, and more.

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    AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
    @ YOUR LIBRARY

    Meet published authors and fellow aspiring writers at these upcoming Library programs.

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    SCIENCE FOR
    EVERYONE

    Children and teens can experience a variety of science based programs that are fun!

    Science Carousel

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

IMAGE Public Library Association brings Short Story Dispensers to U.S. public libraries, including Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: April 06, 2018
Knight Foundation funds initiative with Public Library Association and publisher Short Edition to foster creative community... Read More...
IMAGE Harvest for Hunger 2018
Article Published: April 05, 2018
Many Summit County residents are forced to choose between buying food and paying bills, accessing transportation, and... 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