All Library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day.
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    LIBRARY SCENE
    RICHFIELD

    In Library Scene, our Richfield library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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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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    MEET
    LIBBY

    The fastest way to reading happiness.  Libby offers a fresh and easy way to borrow OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime.

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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

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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

Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...

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Locations & Hours


main library

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 | 330.864.0822

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