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    NORTON
    ANNIVERSARY

    Celebrate Norton Branch Library's 30 year anniversary on Tuesday, May 1. Stop by for snacks and reminisce with us!

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    HARVEST
    FOR HUNGER

    Unexpected expenses can take food off the table. 1 in 6 Northeast Ohians struggle with hunger. You can help — at your local library!

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    GET SMART ABOUT
    YOUR MONEY!

    Participate in programs ranging from Social Security to document shredding, protecting yourself online, and more.

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    AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
    @ YOUR LIBRARY

    Meet published authors and fellow aspiring writers at these upcoming Library programs.

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    SCIENCE FOR
    EVERYONE

    Children and teens can experience a variety of science based programs that are fun!

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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”.

New & Notable

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 Public Library Association brings Short Story Dispensers to U.S. public libraries, including Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: April 06, 2018
Knight Foundation funds initiative with Public Library Association and publisher Short Edition to foster creative community... Read More...
IMAGE Harvest for Hunger 2018
Article Published: April 05, 2018
Many Summit County residents are forced to choose between buying food and paying bills, accessing transportation, and... 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

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Library Shop at Main

Hours

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

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.