All Library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day.
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    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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
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    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

Mobile Printing

Our Mobile Printing service allows you to print to a library printer from your computer, laptop, or mobile device from inside or outside the Library. On your way to an important interview and need to print your resume? No problem. You can send your document to a Library printer and pick it up on your way! You can print documents, images, and PDF's or print directly from the Internet.

Printing from a Computer or Laptop

  • Visit http://mobileprint.akronlibrary.org*
  • Select the printer & location you wish to print to
  • Choose a file to upload or input a web site URL
  • Enter a Release Code and click Continue
  • Enter your Release Code at the Print Release Station and pick up your document from the printer

*Note: You may use the links on this page to install the desktop printing client on your computer or laptop. This will allow you to print to a Library printer as if it were a local printer.

Printing from a Mobile Device

  • Visit http://mobileprint.akronlibrary.org/cps/ or
  • Install the PrinterOn App, available in most app stores
  • Search and select the appropriate printer
  • Choose a file to upload or input a web site URL
  • Enter a Release Code and click Continue
  • Enter your Release Code at the Print Release Station and pick up your document from the printer

Printing Costs, Etc.

  • Cost is $0.05 for Black & White or $0.25 for Color (per page)
  • Printing is available in Letter (8.5''x11") paper size
  • Print jobs remain in the queue for 3 hours, after which they are permanently deleted


For questions regarding mobile printing, please visit or call the TechZone@Main (330-643-9145).

 

Assistive Services

Akron-Summit County Public library and its 17 branch locations provides a variety of accessible services for people with disabilities.

Vision Assistance

Large-print and Audiobooks

Large-print books and audiobooks can be reserved at our online library catalog or call the reference desk at any of our 17 branch locations to find out more. Audiobooks can also be downloaded from the Digital Media section of the library's website.

Homebound Assistance

Library Express Delivery Service (LEDS)

You may have difficulty in getting to the Library on a regular basis. Perhaps you are recuperating from an illness, are homebound, or caring for a family member who isn’t well and can’t get out. If you need us, we can offer you service by mail to you at your home.

Visit the LEDS page to learn more about this important service.

Hearing Assistance

Sign language interpreters

To make accommodations for an event or class, please contact the event branch location for more information on this service.  To inquire about any of these assistive services, please ask any staff member to learn more.

Library Computers

Public computers are available at all library locations and are accessible with a valid Akron-Summit County Public Library card. You may use a computer for 60-minutes. If no one is waiting, time may be extended to a maximum of two hours per day. We recommend using the Reservation Station to reserve a computer when the library is busy.

WiFi access is available in all library locations.

The Internet Access and Safety Policy applies to the use of public computers and wireless access at the library.

Software Available

All public computers have:

  • Microsoft Office Suite 2007 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft Publisher 2003
  • Libre Office Suite
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Reader

Select computers in the TechCenter@Main on the first floor of Main Library have:

  • Publisher 2007
  • Access 2007
  • WinWay Resume software
  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
  • Computer Training Labs have Microsoft Office Suite 2013
  • OverDrive Media Console – allows touch screen browsing and sampling of OverDrive digital media titles

Printing

You may print from library computers or your wireless device while in the library.

  • Black and white, 5¢ per side
  • Color, 25¢ per side
  • Cash only. Our printers accept coins and $1 bills

Scanning

We offer free scanning to USB or email using the copier\printer. Printing charges apply.

In addition, the Technology Center on the first floor of Main Library has a Simple Scan Station that allows free scanning to USB or email. If you have questions regarding Library Computers, call your local branch library or the Main Library Technology Center at 330-643-9145.

Saving Your Work

We recommend that you save your work to a USB flash drive (available for a fee at the circulation desk.)

Computer Training

Akron-Summit County Public Library offers free computer classes. Taking computer classes will help give you the competitive edge you need in today's job market. Knowledge of the most in-demand Microsoft Office software applications can increase your chances of landing the job you want and improving your earning potential.

Print a copy of the schedule below or pick one up at your branch location. All classes are 1.5 hours in length. Space is limited and some classes may fill quickly.

October 2017 Class Schedule | November 2017 Class Schedule


Branch Library Classes

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted. 15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start.

Main Library Classes

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted to a class. 15 tickets will be available at the first floor security desk one half-hour prior to class start. Class size is limited to 15.

Other Training Options

Don’t see anything that fits your needs or don't have time to come to a class? Check out Lynda.com and browse their library of video tutorials covering topics from game design, photography, and programming.