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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)

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

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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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

New & Notable


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


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

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE Passport Fee Increase on April 2nd
Article Published: March 02, 2018
If you've been thinking about getting a passport, now is the time. The U.S. Department of State recently announced that the... Read More...
IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... 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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Fines, Fees and Overdues

Fines and fees may be paid in person at any ASCPL agency or online by logging into My Account. For more information on online payment, visit Paying Fines & Fees Online.

Note: the online payment option is not available in the Library’s mobile app.

Overdue Fines

  • Adult Materials - 10¢ per day
  • Juvenile Materials - 5¢ per day
  • Videos, DVD's & CD-ROMS - 50¢ per day

SearchOhio Loans

  • 50¢ per day
  • $25.00 charge for a lost item
  • SearchOhio fines are not negotiable

OhioLink Loans

  • 50¢ per day
  • $125 charge for a lost item
  • OhioLink fines are not negotiable

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges will be suspended when the amount of unpaid fines reaches $10.00.

Maximum Fines

The maximum fine for any item is the replacement cost of that item. Average replacement costs for different formats have been set for items not having an identifiable replacement cost.

Service Charge

The processing fee or service charge is $5.00 per item for lost or damaged materials. This fee is not refunded if the item is recovered: only the replacement cost is refunded. The $5.00 service fee applies to each lost item.