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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!

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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”.

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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Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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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

Online Learning

The library offers a variety of online learning resources for our patrons. Using these tools, you can learn about the latest technology for web development and software, study a new language or get homework help from a live tutor. These resources are available for use in the library, at home or on the go. Click on any of the links below and sign in using your library card number.

BrainHQ

BrainHQ has more than two dozen brain-training exercises organized into six categories: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence, and navigation. It works on computers and mobile devices.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Practice tests include: Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Ohio Civil Service, Fire Fighter, EMS, Law Enforcement, Teaching, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, TOEFL /US Citizenship.

Lynda.com

Providing access to over 6,000 online courses and more than 250,000 video tutorials teaching business, software, technology and creative skills.

Mango

With this online platform you can learn one of over 70 foreign languages. Apps are available for using on any internet enabled device so you can use it anywhere. In addition, there are 17 English as a second language courses available.

Tutor.com

This service provides live online tutoring for students and adults. It’s available from 3pm to 11pm daily offering homework help and test preparation for students of all ages as well career assistance.

Research

The Akron-Summit County Public Library maintains various research tools for patrons at all Library locations. Browse our databases, either alphabetically or by subject or learn about our community through our genealogy and local history sections from our Special Collections dept.