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

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

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

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... Read More...
2018 MLK Lecture
Article Published: December 29, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2 pm Main Library - 60 South High Street, Akron Read More...
Hot Topics
Article Published: November 30, 2017
It’s time for another look at the new books that people are talking about. Settle in for some good winter reads! All... Read More...


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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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Digital Media

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the library delivers best-selling ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, movies and music for download. On this page, you will find information about our digital library materials and how to access them to your computer. The files can then be transferred to a portable listening or viewing device such as a MP3 player, iPod, laptop, netbook, cell phone, Nook, Kindle, iPad or Sony Reader (for ebooks).

Below you'll find a wide selection of offerings from our digital library collection.

Need Assistance with Digital Media?

Want to learn more about these digital services and how to get the most out of them? Follow the links below.

Audiobooks (Overdrive, RBdigital, Hoopla)
ebooks (Overdrive, Hoopla)
Digital Magazines (RBdigital)
Streaming Media (Hoopla)

ereader Guides

Want to learn more about your ereaders? We have several ereader guides available that will help you become more familiar with your device and make the most of borrowing library materials.