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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)



Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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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


Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 with the theme “Libraries Lead.”
Article Published: March 20, 2018
National Library Week is a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to... Read More...
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Article Published: March 02, 2018
If you've been thinking about getting a passport, now is the time. The U.S. Department of State recently announced that the... Read More...
IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...


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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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Want to Play a Game?

Firestone Park
January 3 & February 7 at 12:30 pm
Are you looking to play cards or board games? This program is for you!

January 6, February 3 from 10 am to 4 pm
Find some new games or play some old favorites on the first Saturday of the month.

Nordonia Hills
December 16, January 20, February 17 from 10 am to 5 pm
Role playing games, card games, Euro games, plus others are part of our monthly game day.

Portage Lakes
January 20 from 1 to 4 pm
Working in teams put your skills to the test. Use clues, objects, and the power of observation to make sense of what is in front of you. Recommended for ages 16 and up. Bring a snack to share if you wish.

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