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Library News

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...
2018 MLK Lecture
Article Published: December 29, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2 pm Main Library - 60 South High Street, Akron Read More...
Hot Topics
Article Published: November 30, 2017
It’s time for another look at the new books that people are talking about. Settle in for some good winter reads! All... 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.