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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.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

New & Notable


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...
IMAGE Passport Fee Increase on April 2nd
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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Free Films at a Library Near You

Enjoy free films at a library near you!

For Kids:

Kenmore Branch Library
Family Movies
Tuesdays, January 16, February 20, 4 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Family Movies
Mondays, January 22 (Despicable Me 3) and February 19 (Emoji Movie) 6 pm

Odom Branch Library
No School Family Movie Day
Fridays, January 12, 19, February 16 and Monday, February 19, 1 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Afternoon Flicks
Saturdays, January 6 (Descendants 2) and February 3 (Beauty and the Beast), 1 pm

For Teens:

Maple Valley Branch Library
Movie Matinee
Tuesday, January 16, 3:30 pm (Spider-Man: Homecoming)

Odom Branch Library
Movie Madness
Wednesdays, 3:30 pm

For Adults:

Ellet Branch Library
Early Bird Movie Matinee
Mondays, January 22, February 12, 10:30 am

Maple Valley Branch Library
Movie Nights at the Library
Wednesdays, February 7 (The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks) and 21 (Marshall), 6 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Classic Movie Matinee
Fridays, January 12 (The Graduate), February 9 (Rear Window), 3 pm

Find out more about these programs, and our weekly Thursday Movies @ Main, by visiting our Events calendar today.