Main Library and the Highland Square Branch will open at NOON instead of 10 a.m. this Saturday, September 23 for the Akron Marathon. Read more.
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    GET YOUR FREE
    LIBRARY CARD

    Libraries are family destinations that embrace every generation. Join the fun and get your library card today.

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    ACT
    TEST PREP

    With the right test preparation and practice, your student can turn in their best ACT scores. Learn how the library can assist you.

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    GETTING STARTED WITH
    MEDICARE

    Whether you’re new to Medicare or already enrolled, come to an informational program about what you need to know to get started.

    Medicare Programs 2017
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    EXPLORE
    THE UNKNOWN

    Have you seen, heard or believe something that is not explained? Several upcoming library programs will discuss these phenomena. How much of this is real? We’ll let you decide.

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    FALL
    BOOK SALES

    Gently used books, music, movies, and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

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    NAVIGATING
    TODAY'S NEWS

    Spin, satire, fake, and plain old bad reporting? Join us at 6 pm on September 25 at Highland Square for a panel discussion on reading the news with a critical eye.

    News Roundtable Program
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    FREEING
    THE FALLS

    Join us as we examine the interwoven story of the gorge dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park on September 25 at 6 pm - Main Library.

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    CALL FOR
    MAKERS!

    Apply today to be part of the 2017 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted between September 11 - October 14.

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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

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...
2017 Main Event Speaker Series Announced
Article Published: September 07, 2017
An author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism. The Main Event... Read More...
Portage Lakes Lot Construction
Article Published: August 28, 2017
Starting today, parking lot construction has begun at Portage Lakes Branch Library. 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

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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