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...
IMAGE New Streaming Video Options
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...
IMAGE TWEEN SPACE Opens at Main Library
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Main Library’s new Tween Space is now open! Read More...

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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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Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library

Volunteering is a great way to get to know your neighbors and other book lovers while supporting
the Friends of the Library!

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library is non-profit organization committed to supporting the work of the Library.

  • We raise funds for library projects and activities through book sales, an on-going donation cart, memberships, and other Friends fund raising programs.
  • We purchase flowers for beautification, special materials, furniture, and sponsor special events throughout the year to support the Library’s programs, collections, and buildings.
  • We support the mission of the Library in the community.

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs are gladly accepted year-round for our sales. Receipts for tax purposes are available at the front desk.

How Can I Become A Member?

Just fill out an application at your Portage Lakes branch and return it with a check for the Friends of Portage Lakes Branch Library Annual Membership gift.

Annual membership gift to the Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library is as follows:

  • Individual - $5
  • Family - $8

For more information, contact Portage Lakes Branch Library 330-644-7050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..