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    MUSIC! MUSIC!
    MUSIC!

    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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    MYSTERIES &
    DARING ESCAPES

    Find adventure--and exercise your mind--at the Library!

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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    CUT THE CORD
    ON CABLE!

    Learn about the options available for streaming TV instead of using cable. Please register at one of these locations.

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    OUR FAVORITE
    DRUMMERS!

    Join us for the West African rhythms of Sogbety Diomande or the performance of nationally recognized Elec Simon.

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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

An Evening with Thrity Umrigar on Thursday, July 19, 2018
Article Published: June 19, 2018
The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics... Read More...
IMAGE 2018 Summer Bookmobile Schedule: New Stops Slated this Summer
Article Published: June 07, 2018
The Akron-Summit County Public Library Bookmobile will begin its summer schedule beginning June 11 through August 18. Read More...
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...

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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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Archival Collections

The Special Collections Division houses the genealogy and local history materials of the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Our goal is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the history of Summit County, and to continue to maintain one of the area’s most extensive genealogy collections. Additionally, the Special Collections Division houses the archival collections of the Summit County Historical Society.

All archival materials must be used in Special Collections. To search the collections, please see below.

  • Local History Database
    Search archival materials from Library and Summit County Historical Society collections. (Note: The Local History Database serves as an index to our collections and does not include images.)
  • Summit Memory (Digital Collections)
    Search our digital collections of historic photographs, documents, newspapers, artifacts and audiovisual resources from the Library, as well as our partner organizations throughout the county.
  • Finding Aids for Archival Collections
    View record details and inventories for various archival collections.