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    LIBRARY SCENE
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    In Library Scene, our Richfield library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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    TAKE THE
    LIBRARY WITH YOU

    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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    MEET
    LIBBY

    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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    2017 DAYTON LITERARY
    PEACE PRIZE

    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Check out this year's nominees!

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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    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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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

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

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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

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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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Education

The Business & Government Division maintains the library’s collection of books on the subject of education, including homeschooling, higher education, adult education; literacy; special education; TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language); and TOEIC (Test of English for International Communication). The collection also includes books on public policy and social issues in education.

Additionally, the library offers cardholders free access to the following research databases:

ERIC (Educational Resource Information Center) - Over 800,000 references to thousands of educational topics. Includes journal articles, books, theses, conference papers, as well as standards and guidelines.

Professional Development Collection – Designed for professional educators, this database provides a highly specialized collection of nearly 550 high quality education journals, including more than 350 peer-reviewed titles. This database also contains more than 200 educational reports.

Helpful Websites

American Library Association
Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

American Montessori Society
Find a school, teacher education program, family support materials, and other helpful information.

INFOhio
Supports teaching and learning by providing equitable access to quality resources for Ohio’s PreK-12 community of students, educators and parents. (For password, click here.)

NBC Learn
Find free, original videos and archival news stories correlated to state standards and the Common Core, and aligned to more than 25 K-12 and 30 Higher Ed collections.

Ohio Department of Education
Find information on various topics, including early learning, gifted education, special education, GED, and more.

Project Learn of Summit County
Offers training and other resources for GED, literacy, and ESL (English as a Second Language) students.

Smithsonian Education
Education resources and information, lesson plans, field trips, and interactive activities based on Smithsonian museum collections and research.

University of Akron
English Language Institute – Focuses on the English skills required for success in university coursework.

U.S. Department of Education
A starting point for locating information on education policy and related issues.

For assistance, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 330-643-9020.