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    FEATURING
    ART ON LOAN

    ASCPL and the Akron Art Museum have collaborated in a new program which lends works of art to Summit County residents with a library card.

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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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    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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    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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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

Visit the Main Library Page

Board of Trustees

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed for seven-year terms by either the Summit County Executive/Council or the Judges of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Board members serve without remuneration.

 

RayWeber

Ray L. Weber | President


Renner Kenner, 106 South Main Street, Suite 400, Akron, Ohio 44308 | 330.376.1242

Term of Office: 5/15/13 to 5/14/20
Tenure on Board: 2013 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

LolitaAdair

Lolita Adair | Vice-President


Lolita Adair Realtor, 333 South Main Street, Suite 407, Akron, Ohio 44308 | 330.836.7418

Term of Office: 5/16/12 to 5/15/19
Tenure on Board: 1987 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

James D. Casey


355 Mineola Avenue, Akron, OH 44313 | 330.376.9249

Term of Office: 5/15/11 to 5/14/18
Tenure on Board: 2016 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

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Jill C. Darlington


995 Eastland Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44305

Term of Office: 5/15/15 to 5/14/22
Tenure on Board: 2015 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

JohnFrola

John L. Frola, Jr.


3197 N. Jackson Blvd., Uniontown, Ohio 44685 | 330.699.0056

Term of Office: 5/16/16 to 5/16/23
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

WilliamRich

William D. Rich


University of Akron, School of Law Akron, Ohio 44325-2901 | 330.972.6792

Term of Office: 5/15/14 to 5/14/21
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

BernardRochford

Bernard Rochford


Oriana House, P.O. Box 1501, Akron, Ohio 44309 | 330.535.8116

Term of Office: 5/16/10 to 5/15/17
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council