All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.
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    MIND, BODY & SOLE:
    LIBRARIES ROCK!

    Our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program begins June 4 – July 28, 2018. Register and enjoy making reading and exercise a part of your day!

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    GEEKS
    ASSEMBLE!

    Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 12-4:30 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, Gaming, and much more!!

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    STREAMING MEDIA
    SPOTLIGHT

    Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond and it's now available through the library.

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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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    BORROW, BAKE, ENJOY-
    CAKE PANS FOR LOAN

    This library collection contains over 50 cake pans that you can check out for two weeks with your library card.

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    VOICES FROM THE
    RUST BELT

    Join us for readings by Belt Magazine founder Anne Trubek and writer Jason Segedy.

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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

IMAGE Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock!
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock! is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. New this year is a... Read More...
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Article Published: May 24, 2018
RBDigital Streaming Video on Demand - Use your library card to stream unlimited video! Just borrow a 7-day pass to one of... Read More...
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Article Published: May 24, 2018
Main Library’s new Tween Space is now open! 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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RECE Lab - Resources for Early Childhood Educators

Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 18 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

To use the lab - teachers must attend an orientation session structured on how to use the equipment and can be arranged for your center upon request. On subsequent visits teachers only need to check in at the service desk in the Children's Library, leave their library card or ID and check out when they leave. Call 330.643.9050 or 330.643.9032 with questions or to schedule an orientation.

There is a small charge for paper, laminating film and binding supplies and making copies. Teachers are welcome to bring their own construction paper or other materials for the Ellison Machine.

Early Childhood Resource Lab

The Early Childhood Resource Lab is housed in the Children’s Library at Main Library, of the Akron-Summit County Public Library system. The Lab is open during all library hours unless the space is needed for a library program. The Lab houses equipment for use by early childhood educators (birth–grade 3) to create learning materials and other items for their classrooms.

The Lab houses:

  • Ellison die cut machines - 3” alphabet dies in both upper and lower case with an assortment of number dies
  • Laminating machines for items up to 27” wide - Please call ahead. Staff assistance required.
  • Binding machine for items up to 1” wide
  • Paper cutter and other basic equipment

Materials charges (subject to change):

  • Laminating pouches: $.40/each
  • Laminating film: $.40/foot
  • Construction paper: $.03/sheet
  • Binding supplies:
    • 1/2”– $.42/each booklet
    • 1”– $.55/each booklet
  • Copies:
    • B&W– $.05/page
    • Color– $.25/page

Lab closes 15 minutes prior to the Library closing. To confirm Lab hours for a specific day, call 330.643.9050.
Services provided by Resources for Early Childhood Educators are supported by a grant from Akron Community Foundation.