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    LIBRARY SCENE
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    In Library Scene, our Richfield library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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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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    MEET
    LIBBY

    The fastest way to reading happiness.  Libby offers a fresh and easy way to borrow OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime.

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    2017 DAYTON LITERARY
    PEACE PRIZE

    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Check out this year's nominees!

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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

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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”.

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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

Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
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...

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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

Visit the Main Library Page

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 9:00 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.