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    LIBRARY SCENE
    RICHFIELD

    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!

    Dayton Literary Peace Prize
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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.

    It's Gametime in Ohio programs

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

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...

OnlineChat

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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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Podcasts

Now you can listen to unique audio content from our website anytime, anywhere! On this page you will find library-produced podcasts from the Akron-Summit County Public Library. One of the Library's main purposes is to connect you with the information you need, when and where you need it. Podcasting gives you the convenience of accessing content at your leisure.


On Nonfiction

The Nordonia Hills Library Podcast focuses on both newer and older titles. Our explorations are 10 to 18 minutes in length, bringing you an informal introduction to titles in many diverse areas of the collection: geography, science, economics, fine arts, music, food, religion, social sciences, biography, literature, business, philosophy, travel, holidays, entertainment, history, generalities, and more.... an enjoyable discussion of nonfiction specifically, and reading generally.

On Nonfiction podcast
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Ray's Listening Room

Determined to bring you sounds you might not have heard before (and sometimes sounds you forgot about), the Ellet Branch Library Podcast is an 8-10 minute podcast that features musical excerpts from non-mainstream artists such as alternative rockers Sleater-Kinney, indie folk trio the Innocence Mission, ambient post-rock instrumental duo Hammock, and Christian grunge-alternative rock icon Steve Taylor. A recent episode even featured excerpts from a two-disc best-of from Lost And Found Sound, a wonderful (but now-defunct) program from NPR.

Think of Ray’s Listening Room as a really cool pirate radio station. But legal.

Ray's Listening Room podcast
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