All Library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day.
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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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    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.

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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”.

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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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Teens - Volunteer At A Library Near You

Ellet Branch Library
Monday, July 31, 10 am-help with the summer reading program carnival.

Main Library
Volunteen Day Thursday, July 20, 2-4 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Tuesdays, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8,22, 3:30 pm-a variety of volunteer activities.

Northwest Akron BranchNorthwest Akron Branch
Friday, June 9, 4 pm-orientation program to volunteer as a Mind, Body, & Sole summer reading volunteer.

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Friday, May 26, 4:30 pm and Tuesday, May 30 6 pm-orientation meetings.
Mondays, June 19, July 17, 5:30-7:30 pm-engage in a variety of volunteer activities.

Richfield Branch Library
Interested in volunteering at the library this summer? Come to one of the ½ hour VolunTEEN Training sessions. Sessions will be held on:
Friday, June 2, 2:00 pm
Monday, June 5 at 11 am and 2 pm
Tuesday, June 6 at 2 pm or 7 pm
Wednesday, June 7 at 12 noon or 3 pm

Find out more about these programs by visiting our Events calendar today.