Main Library and the Highland Square Branch will open at NOON instead of 10 a.m. this Saturday, September 23 for the Akron Marathon. Read more.
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    GET YOUR FREE
    LIBRARY CARD

    Libraries are family destinations that embrace every generation. Join the fun and get your library card today.

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    ACT
    TEST PREP

    With the right test preparation and practice, your student can turn in their best ACT scores. Learn how the library can assist you.

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    GETTING STARTED WITH
    MEDICARE

    Whether you’re new to Medicare or already enrolled, come to an informational program about what you need to know to get started.

    Medicare Programs 2017
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    EXPLORE
    THE UNKNOWN

    Have you seen, heard or believe something that is not explained? Several upcoming library programs will discuss these phenomena. How much of this is real? We’ll let you decide.

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    FALL
    BOOK SALES

    Gently used books, music, movies, and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

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    NAVIGATING
    TODAY'S NEWS

    Spin, satire, fake, and plain old bad reporting? Join us at 6 pm on September 25 at Highland Square for a panel discussion on reading the news with a critical eye.

    News Roundtable Program
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    FREEING
    THE FALLS

    Join us as we examine the interwoven story of the gorge dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park on September 25 at 6 pm - Main Library.

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    CALL FOR
    MAKERS!

    Apply today to be part of the 2017 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted between September 11 - October 14.

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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

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...
2017 Main Event Speaker Series Announced
Article Published: September 07, 2017
An author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism. The Main Event... Read More...
Portage Lakes Lot Construction
Article Published: August 28, 2017
Starting today, parking lot construction has begun at Portage Lakes Branch Library. 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

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Summer/Fall Paws for Reading

June–December 2017

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

Mondays

Goodyear
June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
4 pm

Tuesdays

Nordonia Hills
June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12
6:45 pm

North Hill
June 6, 20, July 18, August 1, 15
11:30 am

Wednesdays

Mogadore
August 16, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15
3:30 pm

North Hill
September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, December 13
3 pm

Norton
June 7, 21, July 19, August 2, 16, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15, December 6
4 pm

Thursdays

Northwest Akron
September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December 7, 21
4 pm

Saturdays

Children’s Library (@ Main Library)
August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
11 am

Ellet
August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25
Noon

Fairlawn-Bath
August 5, 19, September 2, 16, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, 16
10:30 am

Firestone Park
September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16
Noon

Green
September 9, October 7, November 4
Noon

Kenmore
August 19, September 16, October 21,November 18, December 16
12:30 pm

Maple Valley
August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16
2 pm

Northwest Akron
August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
2 pm

Norton
August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
10:30 am

Portage Lakes
August 5, September 2, October 7, November 11, December 9
2 pm

Richfield
August 5, 19, September 16, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2
10:30 am