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    LIBRARY SCENE
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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
    LIBRARY WITH YOU

    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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    MEET
    LIBBY

    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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    2017 DAYTON LITERARY
    PEACE PRIZE

    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Check out this year's nominees!

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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    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
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

    It's Gametime in Ohio programs

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

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

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Library Resources

Whether checking out the latest bestseller, researching a term paper for school, getting homework help or using the Internet, we have the resources and staff to help you find what you're looking for. We offer free educational programs for all ages.

Don't forget to ask your local librarian - the ultimate search engine. Explore this section and visit your local public library to learn more about the exciting range of new and traditional resources and programs available at your Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Federal Depository Library Program

Federal Government information is made available for free public use in Federal depository libraries located throughout the United States and its territories. FDLP materials are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the public has free access to them, both in print and online. Anyone can visit and access the Akron-Summit County Public Library collection through our Business & Government division, located on the third floor of Main Library.

Job & Career Resources

Whether you are searching for your first job or your next job....it can be overwhelming. Having helpful information available makes the whole experience less stressful. This library resource offers links to websites, job fairs, spotlighted agencies and articles all geared towards the job searcher. Good luck in your search.

Non-Profit Resource Center

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is a member of a network of Cooperating Collections of the Foundation Center. Through the core collection, provided by the Foundation Center, the Library offers free access to information and services to assist you in grant seeking and funding.

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

The Library was named a Patent & Trademark Depository Library in 1995 and recently has been renamed a Patent & Trademark Resource Center. We offer access to resources from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in a variety of formats. Our USPTO-trained librarians can get you started in your preliminary patent search, and guide you to the resources to help you launch a successful business venture.

Project Learn

Project Learn provides Summit County residents with the opportunity to achieve their educational goals by participating in free literacy, GED, college prep and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and tutoring. By increasing literacy, community members not only improve their lives and the lives of their families but also strengthen and improve our community.

Project Learn of Summit County is committed to providing a learning environment where community members can support one another, learn together and grow into lifelong learners. Project Learn is committed to assisting community members in improving their lives through literacy.

Project Learn provides life-changing opportunities for many people who are on society’s margins. For most, our programs are their last and only opportunity to gain the basic skills that are essential for survival in the 21st Century. Project Learn is is an independent agency housed in Main Library.

RECE Lab - Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a lab at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow. The lab houses machines and other basic equipment for use along with materials for a small charge.

Summit Memory

Digital collections of historic Summit County images and documents, produced in collaboration with our partner institutions. Collections include our general photograph collection, digitized atlases of Akron and Summit County, newspaper clippings about local rubber companies, and postcard collections containing hundreds of images of Summit County landmarks. Discover our past and watch us grow for the future!