All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.
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    MIND, BODY & SOLE:
    LIBRARIES ROCK!

    Our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program begins June 4 – July 28, 2018. Register and enjoy making reading and exercise a part of your day!

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    GEEKS
    ASSEMBLE!

    Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 12-4:30 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, Gaming, and much more!!

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    STREAMING MEDIA
    SPOTLIGHT

    Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond and it's now available through the library.

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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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    BORROW, BAKE, ENJOY-
    CAKE PANS FOR LOAN

    This library collection contains over 50 cake pans that you can check out for two weeks with your library card.

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    VOICES FROM THE
    RUST BELT

    Join us for readings by Belt Magazine founder Anne Trubek and writer Jason Segedy.

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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”.

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 Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock!
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock! is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. New this year is a... Read More...
IMAGE New Streaming Video Options
Article Published: May 24, 2018
RBDigital Streaming Video on Demand - Use your library card to stream unlimited video! Just borrow a 7-day pass to one of... Read More...
IMAGE TWEEN SPACE Opens at Main Library
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Main Library’s new Tween Space is now open! Read More...

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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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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.

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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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