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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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    2017 DAYTON LITERARY
    PEACE PRIZE

    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Check out this year's nominees!

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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...

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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

Visit the Main Library Page

Federal Depository Library Program

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The Akron-Summit County Public Library has been a congressionally designated depository library for U.S. Government documents since 1952. The Government Documents Collection contains material published and distributed by the United States Government Printing Office.

Public access to the government documents is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code). Anyone, regardless of age, needing to access online government resources, should ask for assistance at the Reference Desk.

A large amount of federal government information published since the 1990s is available electronically. Staff can provide assistance in locating, downloading or emailing this information. Documents also come in many conventional formats including books, pamphlets, maps, periodicals, microfiche and DVDs.

FDLP Basic Collection

These Federal Depository Library Program’s Basic Collection are vital sources of information that support the public’s right to know about the workings and essential activities of the Federal Government. Much of the collection is available through the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s catalog and links there will direct patrons to the latest information available online; however, not all of the collection is on the Library’s catalog. Please ask for assistance if you are unable to locate material.

The Library is also a depository library for the State of Ohio and the Library’s catalog also provides information and links to state documents.

The documents collection can provide information on a variety of subjects to many different constituencies. Whether you are interested in history or current events, working on a class or work assignment or just planning a vacation to a state or national park, you are sure to find something useful. Businessmen, entrepreneurs, and local officials can access essential demographics and statistics in developing their plans.

Useful Government Links