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    MUSIC! MUSIC!
    MUSIC!

    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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    MYSTERIES &
    DARING ESCAPES

    Find adventure--and exercise your mind--at the Library!

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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    CUT THE CORD
    ON CABLE!

    Learn about the options available for streaming TV instead of using cable. Please register at one of these locations.

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    OUR FAVORITE
    DRUMMERS!

    Join us for the West African rhythms of Sogbety Diomande or the performance of nationally recognized Elec Simon.

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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

An Evening with Thrity Umrigar on Thursday, July 19, 2018
Article Published: June 19, 2018
The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics... Read More...
IMAGE 2018 Summer Bookmobile Schedule: New Stops Slated this Summer
Article Published: June 07, 2018
The Akron-Summit County Public Library Bookmobile will begin its summer schedule beginning June 11 through August 18. Read More...
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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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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Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library

The Friends of the Library (FOL) groups of the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) play an important role in supporting one of the community's most important institutions. Each of the Library's 19 locations benefits from the assistance of FOL members and volunteers.

The purpose of Friends of the Library groups is fourfold:

  • To provide financial support by generating supplemental income to help fulfill the Library's mission;
  • To provide volunteer help to the Library when and where needed;
  • To serve as goodwill ambassadors and promote an informed interest in the Library's services, programs, and materials; and
  • To establish closer relations between the Library and the community.

To fulfill this purpose, FOL groups may:

  • Initiate and carry out fundraising projects to benefit the Library;
  • Co-sponsor Library programs; and
  • Help share the Library's purpose and message with the community.

Join Today!

The Friends of Highland Square Branch Library is an organization committed to supporting the work of the Library.

  • We raise funds for Library projects and activities through book sales, membership donation, and other Friends fund-raising programs.
  • We purchase special supplies and materials to support the Library’s programs, collections, and buildings.
  • We support the mission of the Library in the community.

Benefits

When you join the Friends of Highland Square Branch Library you’ll receive:

  • A copy of the Library’s newsletter, ShelfLife, mailed to your home or office.
  • A 15% discount on all regularly-priced purchases at the Library Shop at Main, Main Library.

How Can I Become A Member?

Just fill out an application at your Highland Square branch and return it with a check for the Friends of Highland Square Branch Library Annual Membership gift.
Annual membership gift to the Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library is as follows:

  • Student (grades K-12) – $1
  • General - $2
  • Patron/Family - $5
  • Corporate/Patron – $25