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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.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


12 - 6 pm Monday - Thursday
12 - 4 pm Friday & Saturday
1 - 4 pm Sunday

The Library Shop at Main is a used book and gift store operated by the Friends of Main Library. The Library Shop at Main is located on the second floor.

The workers in the Library Shop, sales associates and book sorters, are volunteers. Anyone interested in working in the Library Shop should visit the Library Shop to fill out a volunteer application. Call 330.643.9070 for more information or download an application and return it to the Library Shop.


Donations of gently used books, cd's, and dvd's are wanted. The library asks that all donations are dropped off in Shipping and Receiving during their normal hours of operation - Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:00 from their Mill Street entrance. Before entering, press the call button and the garage door will open and you may drive your car into the building.

Patrons can then get help unloading items from their vehicles if necessary and receive a donation receipt from our Shipping department. You may also bring the items to the Library Shop when it is open, or when the Shop is closed you may leave the items at the Circulation Counter.