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    OPENING SOON:
    AKRON ART LIBRARY

    Celebrate the opening on February 22 at 6:30 pm at Main Library, get the first look at the collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout!

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
    YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
    FOR TEACHERS

    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS
    NOW AVAILABLE

    To be considered for our upcoming Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, April 28, 2018, applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 10.

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    GET YOUR
    PASSPORT HERE

    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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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”.

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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 New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... Read More...
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...

OnlineChat

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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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Meeting Rooms

In keeping with the Library's mission and core values, meeting rooms are available for use by the public when not needed for Library purposes. Use of the Library meeting rooms in no way constitutes endorsement by the Library staff or board of trustees of the viewpoints presented or of the policies or beliefs of those using the meeting rooms.

Only local non-profit groups, units of government, and appointed or elected government officials may use meeting rooms in the Main Library and Branch Libraries without charge. Such use must occur during hours the Library is open. For purposes of this policy, "non-profit group" means a group that is eligible for tax-exempt status under sections 501(c)(3)-(11) of the Internal Revenue Code. Certain groups, as described in the Library Meeting Room Policy, are not eligible for tax exempt status under sections 501(c)(3)-(11): Library Meeting Room Policy


Main Library Meeting Room Prices

See the chart below for meeting room prices for groups that are not eligible for tax exempt status or tax exempt groups wanting to use the meeting rooms during Library closed hours.

  Accommodations Open Hours Fee Closed Hours Fee
Auditorium Seating for 425, basic lights and sound support, AV capabilities, etc. $100.00/hour $200.00/hour
Meeting Room 1 Seats 50 (chairs only) or 25 (chairs and tables); AV capabilities (projector and screen). $50.00/hour $100.00/hour
Meeting Room 2AB Seats 100 (chairs only) or 50 (chairs and tables); AV capabilities (projector and screen). $75.00/hour $150.00/hour
Meeting Room 3 Seats 50 (chairs only) or 25 (chairs and tables); projection screen, no projector. $50.00/hour $100.00/hour

Important Meeting Room Guidelines

  • Reservations for the Auditorium are limited to events of 100 or more attendees. No food or uncovered drinks are permitted in the auditorium.
  • Main Library meeting rooms scheduled without payment of a fee may not be used for commercial or private purposes. Examples of purposes for which they may not be used include private consultations, classes, interviews, rehearsals, or celebrations.
  • Balloons are not permitted in the Library.
  • After hours events serving alcohol (through select preapproved vendors) are required to hire an APD officer at a rate of $30.50/hour for the duration of the event.
  • Meeting room reservations are made no less than two weeks in advance and up to three months in advance.

For meeting room inquiries or to make a reservation, please contact the Events team at (330) 643-9095 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please provide your name, phone number, group name, date/time requested and the purpose of your event. Please allow 1-2 business days for a response from our team.

Please review full Library Meeting Room Policy before making your reservation.

 

Branch Library Meeting Spaces

For inquiries regarding reservations at any of the Library's branches, please contact that branch's location.