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

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    Children and teens can experience a variety of science based programs that are fun!

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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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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 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...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... 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

Visit the Main Library Page

Cake Pans

Bake a special cake without purchasing the pan – borrow a cake pan from the library. Our collection of 50+ novelty, character, and special-sized cake pans check out with your library card for 2 weeks from Main Library, or place a hold to have it sent to one of our 17 branches, or the bookmobile.

Borrow, bake, decorate, then take a picture and share on Facebook or Instagram with #akroncakes. Enjoy your delicious cake, scrub up the cake pan, and return it inside any of our Akron-Summit County Public Library locations.

Easy as pie, uh, cake!

Pans Available for Checkout

A damaged item fee of $2 will be charged for cake pans returned dirty. Return your cake pan to the circulation desk of your local library. Cake pans check out for 2 weeks. You are limited to 2 cake pans at a time per library card.

Handling Instructions

  • Please wash before using
  • Please wash and dry before returning
  • Please do not return in the book drop