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    NORTON
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    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

Visit the Main Library Page

Audiobooks

Digital audiobooks offer users the same quality recordings they are used to hearing on CD, but with the convenience of being able to download the sound recording as a file directly to their computer. The file can then be played back on the computer or transferred to a portable listening device so the user can listen while on the go. Some of these advantages are:

  • They are free with your library card!
  • They can be downloaded at any time—even when the library is not open.
  • Users will never receive late fees—the files automatically stop working at the end of their checkout period, and/or the user can simply delete them at or before the end of the checkout period
  • Playing an audiobook file on a computer or personal listening device like a mp3 player does not require transporting or changing CDs or cassettes, nor are there any playback issues due to a scratch or a tear.

 

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RBdigital

We've added thousands of digital audiobooks to our collection through RBdigital. This free new service gives you access to over 3,000 unlimited-use titles from classics like Jane Eyre to the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, and a wide variety of non-fiction titles.

Create a RBdigital account today!

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OverDrive

Download free ebooks and audiobooks to your favorite device! All with just your Akron-Summit County Public Library card, account must be in good standing, and our digital lending library from OverDrive.

This service lends ebooks, audiobooks, music and video to thousands of libraries worldwide. Library patrons can find and enjoy titles on just about any modern device in seconds with no downloading necessary. ebooks have never been easier.

Check out our extensive e-Reader guide section and start your ebook experience anytime. You can also access our Overdrive digital lending library catalog and download your favorite titles to your tablet or mobile device.

Create an OverDrive Digital account today!

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Hoopla

Hoopla's online streaming service let's you borrow audiobooks along with ebooks, comics and more. To learn more about this streaming service, visit our streaming media section.

 

Should you have additional questions about digital Audiobooks, contact the TechZone@Main at 330-643-9145.