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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)

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    Children and teens can experience a variety of science based programs that are fun!

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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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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


Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE Passport Fee Increase on April 2nd
Article Published: March 02, 2018
If you've been thinking about getting a passport, now is the time. The U.S. Department of State recently announced that the... Read More...
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...


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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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Donating Your Papers or Records

In addition to providing genealogical resources and research assistance, the Special Collections Division collects, preserves, and provides access to items pertaining to the history, growth, and development of Summit County and its communities. These materials are available for use by the public during normal Library hours and may be searched at any time through the Library’s online catalog, the Local History Database, and the Archival Collections webpage. Items may also be used in traditional or digital exhibits or in preparing articles for our quarterly local history and genealogy newsletter, Past Pursuits.

By donating your personal family photographs, papers, and memorabilia or the records of your organization or business to the Library, you ensure that these materials will be preserved as a part of the history of our community and be available to future generations. The Library accepts donations of materials in any amount if the materials are pertinent to the collection. The materials need not be organized or arranged in any particular fashion, be related to well-known individuals, or necessarily be old. Collections of materials related to an individual local family, to the history of the local area, or in the case of an organization or business, inactive records, are of great interest.

Anyone interested in making a donation should contact Special Collections. A staff member will evaluate the materials offered and discuss any special needs, access to the collection, and copyright issues. If the collection is accepted, the donor will complete a deed of gift agreement transferring ownership of the materials to the Library. Please note that the Library cannot promise that the donated items will be used in certain ways, and Library staff may not give tax advice or provide appraisals. If it is determined that the Akron-Summit County Public Library is not the proper facility for certain materials, every effort will be made to recommend a more appropriate facility.

For additional information, please contact the Special Collections Division by calling 330.643.9030, by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by writing to us at Special Collections, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326.