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

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...
2018 MLK Lecture
Article Published: December 29, 2017
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2 pm Main Library - 60 South High Street, Akron Read More...
Hot Topics
Article Published: November 30, 2017
It’s time for another look at the new books that people are talking about. Settle in for some good winter reads! All... 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

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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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