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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... Read More...

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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

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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