All Library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day.
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    The Akron Library mobile app is available for download in your device's app store. Download today and take the Library with you wherever you go.

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    The fastest way to reading happiness.  Libby offers a fresh and easy way to borrow OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime.

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    NOVEMBER IS
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    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

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    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the 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”.

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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

Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... 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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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.

  Accomodations 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 $28.00/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.