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    YOU ARE
    INVITED!

    Our Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19. Read our latest article on the community reception and branch opening.

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
    YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
    FOR TEACHERS

    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    GET YOUR
    PASSPORT HERE

    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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    NOW PLAYING AT A
    LIBRARY NEAR YOU

    Looking for something to do? Come join us for a movie at the library!

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    SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS
    NOW AVAILABLE

    To be considered for our upcoming Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, April 28, 2018, applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 10.

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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

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...
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...

OnlineChat

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Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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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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Non-Profit Resource Center

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The Akron-Summit County Public Library is a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center. Through the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, the Main Library is able to provide free access to valuable Foundation Center databases and essential reference directories and resources that can help you:

  • Research potential funders
  • Prepare grant proposals
  • Start a nonprofit
  • Organize fundraisers
  • Obtain IRS 990's
  • Explore topics related to philanthropy

Books

The Nonprofit Resources Center makes available reference and circulating books on topics including:

  • Fundraising
  • Proposal writing
  • Board building
  • Nonprofit management
  • Nonprofit finance

Print Directories

The following annual directories provide a listing of grants for nonprofits and individuals. Highlights of the entries include application essentials, summary and purpose of the foundation and their giving limitations.

  • The Foundation Directory
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving

Workshops & Webinars

The library periodically offers classes on grantseeking for individuals and nonprofits. The Foundation Center's website, www.grantspace.org, offers webinars designed for helping nonprofits succeed in a challenging environment.

Foundation Center Databases

Foundation Directory (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
This comprehensive database provides access to information on grants and grantmakers, allowing a grantseeker to do customized searches for their specific need. The database is continuously updated, offering the most accurate information on funders and their grants.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
This is a comprehensive database of foundations providing funding for students, artists, researchers and other individual grant seekers.

Online Non-Profit Resources

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Foundation Center
Grants.gov
Grant Space: A service of the Foundation Center