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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)

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    Children and teens can experience a variety of science based programs that are fun!

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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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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


Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE Passport Fee Increase on April 2nd
Article Published: March 02, 2018
If you've been thinking about getting a passport, now is the time. The U.S. Department of State recently announced that the... Read More...
IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... Read More...


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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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Business & Government

3rd Floor
60 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326

Phone: 330.643.9020

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Monday - Thursday: 10 am - 8:00 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Division Manager:
Diane Barton
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B&G Spotlight

Addiction Treatment & Education Resources in Summit County
The opiate crisis is hitting Akron and Summit County brutally hard. Compiled by library staff, this uniquely local resource details options for addicts and their loved ones. Copies are available at Akron Summit County Main Library in the Business and Government Division or inquire at our branches. Additionally, feel free to make your own copies from our publication PDF.

About the Division

The Business & Government Division has information on education and literacy, careers and job hunting, true crime, transportation, American and world history, companies, small business, management, real estate, mutual funds, personal finance, credit and investing. The social sciences include relationships, adoption, parenting, families, aging, politics and economics. The Ohio Revised Code and the Ohio Legal Forms database are supplemented by popular do-it-yourself legal books.

The Martin Luther King Collection focuses on Dr. King and the civil rights movement.

The investment collection includes newsletters and guides that provide thorough analysis. You can find advice from well known publishers like Richard Russell of the Dow Theory Letter or a local expert in The Peter Dag Portfolio. The Value Line Investment Survey provides current stock performance details.

We maintain most of the Library's government documents including the U. S. Code and the Code of Federal Regulations. As a congressionally designated depository since 1952, the Akron-Summit County Public Library selects publications originating from various agencies of the federal government.

The Nonprofit Resource Center is a Funding Information Network partner of the Foundation Center and provides free access to a core set of Foundation Center resources, both print and electronic, which are useful to grantseekers and nonprofits.