All Library locations will be closed on Monday, May 28, Memorial Day.
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    MIND, BODY & SOLE:
    LIBRARIES ROCK!

    Our Mind, Body & Sole summer reading program begins June 4 – July 28, 2018. Register and enjoy making reading and exercise a part of your day!

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    GEEKS
    ASSEMBLE!

    Join us on Saturday, June 2 from 12-4:30 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, Gaming, and much more!!

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    STREAMING MEDIA
    SPOTLIGHT

    Acorn TV streams world-class mysteries, dramas, and comedies from Britain and beyond and it's now available through the library.

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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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    BORROW, BAKE, ENJOY-
    CAKE PANS FOR LOAN

    This library collection contains over 50 cake pans that you can check out for two weeks with your library card.

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    VOICES FROM THE
    RUST BELT

    Join us for readings by Belt Magazine founder Anne Trubek and writer Jason Segedy.

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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 Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock!
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Mind, Body & Sole: Libraries Rock! is a reading/wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. New this year is a... Read More...
IMAGE New Streaming Video Options
Article Published: May 24, 2018
RBDigital Streaming Video on Demand - Use your library card to stream unlimited video! Just borrow a 7-day pass to one of... Read More...
IMAGE TWEEN SPACE Opens at Main Library
Article Published: May 24, 2018
Main Library’s new Tween Space is now open! 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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Student Assistants

The Akron-Summit County Public Library hires young adults to perform general shelving tasks in the Main Library and branches.

General Duties:

  • Sorts and returns library materials to their proper place on the shelves
  • Reads shelves for correctness of arrangement of materials
  • Shifts shelves where necessary, as directed
  • Checks for missing and/or damaged materials
  • Lifts, bends, and climbs as associated with shelving routines
  • Performs various tasks assigned by professional Library staff

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 14 years of age and eligible for a Work Permit.
  • Must be a full-time student and be available to work between 10-20 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work with a high level of accuracy, the ability to work well with others, the ability to lift 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation, and the ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions.

To Apply:

If interested in working only at Main Library:

Applications will be accepted at the Main Library's Administration reception desk on the 3rd floor from Monday - Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If interested in working only at a branch library:

Applications for Student Assistant positions at our 17 branch locations may be returned during regular branch hours to the branch location in which the student would like to work. Students will receive consideration for opportunities at the branch in which the application was returned. Applications may be submitted at several branches simultaneously.

If interested in working at either Main Library or a branch library:

In order to be considered for positions at both Main and branches, applications must be submitted at Main and at any branch location in which the student would like to work.

Student Assistants are not eligible for employee benefits.