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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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    WELCOMING
    POLLINATORS

    Get the latest buzz on pollinators at these upcoming Library programs.

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    GET
    MOVING

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

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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

Paying Fines & Fees Online

The following are some of the most asked questions regarding paying fees and fines online.

How can I pay my library fines and fees online?
Login to My Account, select "unpaid fines and bills," then select Pay Online.

What forms of payment are accepted for online payments?
The Library accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or debit cards.

Is there a minimum fine amount that can be paid online?
No. You may pay any fine amount that you owe, although each selected item must be paid in full – you cannot pay a partial amount on a selected fine.

Can I choose to pay only a portion of a fine?
Once in the "My Account - unpaid fines and bills link," all fines are pre-selected. If you do not wish to pay all of the fines, you can uncheck those fines you do not wish to pay. The fine amount will recalculate automatically. Note: each selected item must be paid in full – you cannot pay a partial amount on a selected fine.

Is a service fee charged when paying fines online?
No. The Akron-Summit County Public Library does not add an additional service charge for paying fines online.

Do I get a receipt when I pay my fines online?
If you include an email address with the credit card information you submit, a receipt will be sent automatically to that email address. A payment receipt also displays online and may be printed.

Why do the fines I just paid still appear on the My Account screen?
You may need to "refresh" your browser screen. When you do, it will accurately reflect your payment.

Is the transaction secure?
All transactions are secured with Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) security and 128-bit encryption. The Library provides this service to ensure that user's sensitive information is only used for its intended purpose.

Will my credit card account information be saved?
No. The Library will not retain any of your credit card information. You will have to reenter it, should you wish to pay online again.

Help! I received an error message: "There is a problem with your patron record - payment not made - please see librarian for assistance."
This message indicates that the system was not able to access your library card record. If the error message displays after you attempt payment again, please try the transaction again at a later time or visit your local library to pay your fines or fees. If you receive this error message it means that no payment was processed and no fines were cleared.

What happens if I receive a message that the transaction was declined?
Your fines and fees will not be applied to the credit/debit card and will remain on your library account. Contact the institution issuing your credit/debit card for more information as to why the transaction was declined.

For additional assistance in paying fines and fees online, contact your local library.