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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)



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

New & Notable


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

IMAGE Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 with the theme “Libraries Lead.”
Article Published: March 20, 2018
National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to... Read More...
IMAGE Passport Fee Increase on April 2nd
Article Published: March 02, 2018
If you've been thinking about getting a passport, now is the time. The U.S. Department of State recently announced that the... Read More...
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...


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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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Board of Trustees Committee Assignments1

Ray Weber, President
Pam Hickson-Stevenson, Interim Director

Buildings & Grounds Committee

Lolita Adair, Chair
James Casey
Jill Darlington
Ray Weber

Finance Committee

John Frola, Jr., Chair
James Casey
Bernie Rochford
Ray Weber
Michelle Scarpitti, ex officio

Marketing Communications & Library Services Committee

William D. Rich, Chair
Jill Darlington
John Frola, Jr.
Ray Weber
Carla Davis, ex officio
Pam Hickson-Stevenson, ex officio

Personnel Committee

Bernie Rochford, Chair
Lolita Adair
William D. Rich
Ray Weber
Lisa Peercy, ex officio

Trustees Council Representative

Ray Weber, Representative
Lolita Adair, Alternate

1The Director serves as ex officio member of all standing committees.


Last Updated: April 2017