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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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    YOUTH ARTS
    SHOWCASE

    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    10 am - 4 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

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    CALLING ALL
    ARTISTS

    GeekFest 2018 is looking for artists of all ages to feature their fandom. Art must be received by May 12 to be considered.

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    NATURALIZATION RECORDS &
    JEWISH GENEALOGY

    Featuring Kenneth Bravo
    Saturday, May 5 - 10:30 am to 1 pm
    Main Library, Meeting Room 2AB

    Naturalization Records and Researching Jewish Genealogy
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    STAR WARS &
    SPACE EXPLORING

    These library programs are out of this world!

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    AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
    @ YOUR LIBRARY

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

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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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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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Federal Depository Library Program

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The Akron-Summit County Public Library has been a congressionally designated depository library for U.S. Government documents since 1952. The Government Documents Collection contains material published and distributed by the United States Government Printing Office.

Public access to the government documents is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code). Anyone, regardless of age, needing to access online government resources, should ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.

A large amount of federal government information published since the 1990s is available electronically. Staff can provide assistance in locating, downloading or emailing this information. Documents also come in many conventional formats including books, pamphlets, maps, periodicals, microfiche and DVDs.

FDLP Basic Collection

These Federal Depository Library Program’s Basic Collection are vital sources of information that support the public’s right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government. Much of the collection is available through the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s catalog and links there will direct patrons to the latest information available online; however, not all of the collection is on the Library’s catalog. Please ask for assistance if you are unable to locate material.

The Library is also a depository library for the State of Ohio and the Library’s catalog also provides information and links to state documents.

The documents collection can provide information on a variety of subjects to many different constituencies. Whether you are interested in history or current events, working on a class or work assignment or just planning a vacation to a state or national park, you are sure to find something useful. Businessmen, entrepreneurs, and local officials can access essential demographics and statistics in developing their plans.

Useful Government Links