All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.
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    MIND, BODY & SOLE:
    LIBRARIES ROCK!

    Our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program begins June 4 – July 28, 2018. Register and enjoy making reading and exercise a part of your day!

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    GEEKS
    ASSEMBLE!

    Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 12-4:30 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, Gaming, and much more!!

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    STREAMING MEDIA
    SPOTLIGHT

    Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond and it's now available through the library.

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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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    BORROW, BAKE, ENJOY-
    CAKE PANS FOR LOAN

    This library collection contains over 50 cake pans that you can check out for two weeks with your library card.

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    VOICES FROM THE
    RUST BELT

    Join us for readings by Belt Magazine founder Anne Trubek and writer Jason Segedy.

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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

IMAGE Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock!
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock! is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. New this year is a... Read More...
IMAGE New Streaming Video Options
Article Published: May 24, 2018
RBDigital Streaming Video on Demand - Use your library card to stream unlimited video! Just borrow a 7-day pass to one of... Read More...
IMAGE TWEEN SPACE Opens at Main Library
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Main Library’s new Tween Space is now open! Read More...

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Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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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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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.