NEW & NOTABLE

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DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

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DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray; and a special visit from Curious George.... Read More...
2018 MLK Lecture
Article Published: December 29, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2 pm Main Library - 60 South High Street, Akron Read More...
Hot Topics
Article Published: November 30, 2017
It’s time for another look at the new books that people are talking about. Settle in for some good winter reads! All... 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 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..