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    Spend an evening with Beatrice Hawley Award winning poet Jamaal May on Wednesday, November 2, 7 pm. Main Library.

    Jamall May
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    Saturday, November 12
    Noon to 4 pm
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    Addiction is a crippling condition that has ravaged Northeast Ohio. We hope this compilation will open doors to finding help for yourself or a friend.

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    Join local Sudoku enthusiasts in our annual tournament on Saturday, November 5 from 1-4 pm. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

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    Enjoy an afternoon of jazz performed by Steinway Artist Joe Augustine and his Trio on Sunday, November 6 at 2 pm in the Main Library Auditorium.



Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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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


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

Digital Media

Library News

East Market Street Closure on Thursday, October 20
Monday, October 17, 2016
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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Want to become proficient in a new language? Or maybe just learn the basics for an upcoming trip. Do you want to learn a new... Read More...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016
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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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Mind, Body, & Sole: On Your Mark, Get Set...Read!

June 6 – July 30, 2016

Make reading and exercise a part of your day—every day. Both have the power to brighten your spirit, stimulate your imagination and improve your health.

Mind, Body & Sole: On Your Mark, Get Set...Read! is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. You’re more likely to read and exercise if it’s convenient–Mind, Body & Sole is so easy, it practically runs itself.

Register now at your nearest Akron-Summit County Public Library, and receive your Mind, Body, & Sole reading/exercise log and pedometer. Now you’re ready to get started! From June 6-July 30, check off each day you read on your reading log. As you reach reading milestones, you’ll be rewarded with fun incentives and be entered into drawings for great prizes.

Choose to Live Active Also!

On your exercise log, record each day you participate in a movement activity—running, walking, bicycling, yoga, gardening, outside play, physical therapy, and more. When you have reached 26 days of exercise AND 26 days of reading, you will receive a Mind, Body & Sole T-shirt and have the chance to be entered into our Grand Prize Drawing on August 15.

A downloadable flyer of our Mind, Body & Sole 2016 summer reading program is also available.