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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!

    Mystery

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

Download the
Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

Apple Store

Google Play

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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

Visit the Main Library Page

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.