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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... 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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Streaming TV

Cut the cord on cable! Learn about the options available for streaming TV instead of using cable.  Please register at one of these locations.

Ellet Branch
Monday, July 16 at 1:30 pm

Mogadore Branch
Wednesday, July 18 at 6 pm

Tallmadge Branch
Monday, July 30 at 6pm

Norton Branch
Thursday, August 9 at 2pm

Drumming

Family programs with our favorite drummers!

Join us for the West African rhythms of Sogbety Diomande or the performance of nationally recognized Elec Simon.

Tallmadge Branch
Elec Simon
July 5, 1 pm

Springfield-Lakemore Branch
Elec Simon
July 12, 11 am

Ellet Branch
Elec Simon
July 16, 11 am

Green Branch
Sogbety Diomande
July 18, 11 am & 1 pm

Needle Work Groups

Socialize while working on needlework projects. Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies at the following library locations:

North Hill Branch
Knitting and crochet with everything made donated to local organizations.
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30 at 10:15 am.

Ellet Branch
July 2 and 16 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm.
Meets on the first and third Mondays of the month

Maple Valley Branch
Thursdays in July starting at 6:30 pm

Tallmadge Branch
Knitting and Crochet
Thursdays, July 5 at 3 pm. 

Firestone Park Branch
Knitting and Crochet
Mondays, July 9 and 23 at 6 pm.
Meets on the second and fourth Monday of the month. 

Nordonia Hills Branch
Knitting and Crochet
Tuesdays, July 10, at 6-8 pm.

Springfield-Lakemore Branch
Tuesdays, July 10 and 24, 3:30-5:30.
Meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.

Main Library
Knitting and Crochet
Wednesday July 18, 12-2 pm. Meet in the Stray Dog Café