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    OPENING SOON:
    AKRON ART LIBRARY

    Celebrate the opening on February 22 at 6:30 pm at Main Library, get the first look at the collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout!

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
    YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
    FOR TEACHERS

    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS
    NOW AVAILABLE

    To be considered for our upcoming Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, April 28, 2018, applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 10.

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    GET YOUR
    PASSPORT HERE

    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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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

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...
IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... Read More...

OnlineChat

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

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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.