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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

Download the
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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Friends of the Northwest Akron 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 18 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 Northwest Akron 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 Northwest Akron 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 Northwest Akron branch and return it with a check for the Friends of Northwest Akron Branch Library Annual Membership gift.
Annual membership gift to the Friends of the Northwest Akron Branch Library is as follows:

  • General  - $5
  • Patron/Family/Board Member - $10
  • Corporate – $25