All Library locations will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, Independence Day.
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    GET SET... READ!

    Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program begins June 5 – July 29, 2017. Register and enjoy making reading and exercise a part of your day!

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    2017 CREATIVE

    Would you like a chance to share your original story or poem with the world? Enter the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Creative Writing Contest!

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    A nationwide celebration of the authors and writings that reflect the lives and experiences of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community.

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    Join us for the musical events coming to a branch location near you or worth the trip to another branch.



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

Save the Date – The Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns to Main Library November 11
Article Published: June 23, 2017
Create, learn, discover, and play at the 5th annual Akron Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm. Read More...
View the Solar Eclipse at Main Library August 21
Article Published: June 19, 2017
On Monday, August 21, a rare astronomical event will fill the Akron skies. Read More...
Highland Square Branch Library’s Ten-Year Anniversary Celebration with Guest Speaker Rosemary Reymann
Article Published: June 13, 2017
Celebrate Highland Square Branch Library’s ten year anniversary celebration on Saturday, August 5 from 11 am - 12 pm. 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