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    MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.
    COLLECTION

    The Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection was dedicated January 20, 1985. It includes material by and about Dr. King, other civil rights activists, and the Civil Rights movement.

    MLKResources
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    ACT/SAT
    TEST PREP

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

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    PAWS FOR
    READING

    Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you.

    Paws the Lion Reading
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    STEINWAY ARTIST
    JOE AUGUSTINE

    Enjoy an afternoon of jazz performed by Steinway Artist Joe Augustine and his Trio on Sunday, January 22 at 2 pm in the Main Library Auditorium.

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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 Letter to the Community
Thursday, December 08, 2016
One year ago I wrote a letter for ShelfLife listing our library’s intentions for 2016. We had made ten promises to voters... Read More...
ASCPL Receives $10,000 Grant
Wednesday, November 02, 2016
Akron-Summit County Public Library has received a $10,000 grant from the Dick and Chris Chenoweth Fund of Akron Community... Read More...
East Market Street Closure on Thursday, October 20
Monday, October 17, 2016
Work on the East Market Streetscape continues as planned and of course with any progress there is a little discomfort. 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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Family History

Teaching family history is a terrific way to engage students in the study of history. Learning about an ancestor’s place in history brings meaning and interest to the stories of our community, state, and nation. Special Collections has one of the most extensive genealogy collections in Ohio. Visit our genealogy page to learn more about our resources, including databases that you and your students can access from home and school. Highlights of our collections include:

Resources and Links:

  • Family Search, maintained by the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day-Saints includes a vast collection of online genealogy records and sources, including Ohio Death Certificates for 1908-1953.
  • Search and view Summit County Naturalization Records 1850-1991 available through the Summit County Clerk of Courts
  • Visit USGenweb for resources and links to genealogical information for most counties in all fifty states
  • Visit our oral history page to learn about using oral history in the classroom

Lesson Plans:

Family History Resources for Teachers / Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School

The following teacher resources were graciously shared by teachers of Our Lady of the Elms Elementary School in Akron, Ohio. Please feel free to adapt these materials for use in your own classroom.