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    LIBRARY SCENE
    RICHFIELD

    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.

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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

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

Books In Boxes

Books in Boxes photoEach Books in Boxes set consists of 35 copies of one title packed in a box and is checked out as a unit. These sets are perfect for teachers, who would like multiple copies of the same book so that each student may have his/her own book to read independently.

Here are the lists of the current titles that we have in book sets:

Available Titles

Reservation Procedures

  • A Books in Boxes set can be checked out for 1 week - 6 week loan periods by making arrangements with the Children’s Library in person or by telephone at 330-643-9050. Booking is done only by the Children's Library, so that we can schedule sets in advance.
  • The sets are in high demand so please plan ahead. Check your school vacation dates, and please be flexible in your choice of titles, dates, and length of loan period.
  • The sets can be picked up and returned at Main Library or any of the 17 branches.
  • There will be a limit of 8 titles processed per request, unless mailed or emailed. (Call for the email address.) Teachers can check out up to 4 sets at a time.
  • We are sorry that we are unable to book sets on Sunday or during the last 1/2 hour before closing, as it is a time consuming procedure.
  • If it looks like you will need to keep a set past it’s due date, please contact the Children’s Library to extend the due date and to make sure there isn’t another teacher waiting for the set.