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    DNA &
    GENETIC GENEALOGY

    Featuring CeCe Moore
    Saturday, July 28 - 9:30 am to 4 pm
    Main Library, Auditorium

    CeCe Moore
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    THE MAIN EVENT
    THRITY UMRIGAR

    Thursday, July 19, 7 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

    Thrity Umrigar
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    INTERACTIVE
    ENCOUNTER

    Climb aboard Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile coming to the Springfield-Lakemore Library Branch on Tuesday, July 17, 10 am - 4 pm and experience your digital eLibrary first hand!

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    OUR FAVORITE
    DRUMMERS!

    Join us for the West African rhythms of Sogbety Diomande or the performance of nationally recognized Elec Simon.

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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

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    CUT THE CORD
    ON CABLE!

    Learn about the options available for streaming TV instead of using cable. Please register at one of these locations.

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    MYSTERIES &
    DARING ESCAPES

    Find adventure--and exercise your mind--at 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”.

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

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...
An Evening with Thrity Umrigar on Thursday, July 19, 2018
Article Published: June 19, 2018
The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics... Read More...

OnlineChat

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Locations & Hours


main library

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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Online Books

The following books are titles for which the library holds copyright, titles for which the Library has been granted permission to digitize, or titles which are in the public domain.

The titles below are PDFs. To view a PDF on the web, your computer must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader application installed.

Digitized Books

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Akron Negro Directory pdfsymbol
The Akron, Ohio Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1928 pdfsymbol
Akron, The City of Opportunity pdfsymbol
Akron’s Library: Commemorating Twenty-five Years on Main Street pdfsymbol
The Architecture of Education: Akron Public Schools, 1890-1920 pdfsymbol
Articulation:The Art of the Akron Summit County Public Library pdfsymbol
A Century of Adjustment: A History of the Akron Jewish Community, 1865-1975 pdfsymbol
Charles Cook Bronson's History of Tallmadge and the Western Reserve 1804-1886 (Ten Volumes) pdfsymbol
Volume 1 pdfsymbol
Volume 2 pdfsymbol
Volume 3 pdfsymbol
Volume 4 pdfsymbol
Volume 5 pdfsymbol
Volume 6 pdfsymbol
Volume 7 pdfsymbol
Volume 8 pdfsymbol
Volume 9 pdfsymbol
Volume 10 pdfsymbol
The Contribution of Blacks in Akron 1825-1975 pdfsymbol
Division Reports - Ohio Canal pdfsymbol
Elizabeth Parke Firestone: Her Couture Collection and her Role as a Woman of Influence pdfsymbol
A History of the Establishment of the Municipal University of Akron pdfsymbol
A History of Tallmadge Coal: A Tale of Woodchucks, Welshmen, and a Canal pdfsymbol
Imagining Akron: The Report of Imagine Akron 2025 pdfsymbol
The Jewish Criterion pdfsymbol
Life of Mrs. Ellen Stewart pdfsymbol
Lost Soul, Get Right With God: The Akron Gospel Tabernacle and the Plight of Urban Revivalism. 1924-1934 pdfsymbol
Red Guidon pdfsymbol
The Report of The Akron Commission on Civil Disorders pdfsymbol
Roy G. Firestone Scrapbook - Volume 1 pdfsymbol
Roy G. Firestone Scrapbook - Volume 2 pdfsymbol
Properties featured in the scrapbooks may be located using the owners’ names in:  
Alphabetical Index pdfsymbol
Street Index pdfsymbol
A Selection of Photographs illustrating the work of Good & Wagner pdfsymbol
A Sketch of the Settlement and Progress of the Township of Tallmadge pdfsymbol
A Spin on the Past: The Origin Story of the Modern American Toy Industry, as it Occurred in Akron, Ohio, Including the Story of S.C. Dyke and the First Mass-Produced Toy--Clay marbles pdfsymbol
Views of Akron, Ohio and Environs pdfsymbol
Werner and His Empire: The Rise and Fall of a Gilded Age Printer pdfsymbol
West Hill Sketchbook pdfsymbol
Women and China Painting at the Turn of the 20th Century pdfsymbol

Many copyright-free historical and genealogical titles relating to Summit County may be viewed and downloaded in several online locations:

If you have suggestions for copyright-free publications that you would like to see added to this page, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..