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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.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


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
Grant Space: A service of the Foundation Center