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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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    2017 DAYTON LITERARY
    PEACE PRIZE

    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Check out this year's nominees!

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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


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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

Interlibrary Loan

If you have searched our catalog but can't find what you need, we offer three convenient Interlibrary Loan options: SearchOhio, OhioLINK, and traditional Interlibrary Loan.

SearchOhio

SearchOhio offers borrowing access to the collections of over 20 public libraries throughout the state. If you don’t find an item in our catalog, simply click the SearchOhio icon to expand your search. This free service is made possible through a partnership of participating Ohio public libraries.
Items usually arrive in three to five business days and can be picked up at any of our library locations.

  • Items usually arrive in three to five business days and can be picked up at any of our library locations.
  • Loan period is 21 days for books, audiobooks, and music and seven days for DVDs.
  • Most titles can be renewed up to three times if there are no other requests or holds on the item.
  • Overdue fine is 50 cents per day with a maximum overdue fine of $25.
  • A replacement fee of $25 will be billed for an item returned damaged or not returned within 30 days of the due date.
  • SearchOhio policies, fines, and charges are determined by the SearchOhio consortium and cannot be waived or negotiated.

Traditional Interlibrary Loan

If you still can't find a title, we may be able to request it for you through a more traditional service. Call or visit your local library for more information.