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    DNA &
    GENETIC GENEALOGY

    Featuring CeCe Moore
    Saturday, July 28 - 9:30 am to 4 pm
    Main Library, Auditorium

    CeCe Moore
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    THE MAIN EVENT
    THRITY UMRIGAR

    Thursday, July 19, 7 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

    Thrity Umrigar
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    INTERACTIVE
    ENCOUNTER

    Climb aboard Overdrive’s Digital Bookmobile coming to the Springfield-Lakemore Library Branch on Tuesday, July 17, 10 am - 4 pm and experience your digital eLibrary first hand!

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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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    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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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

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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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    MYSTERIES &
    DARING ESCAPES

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

    Mystery

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

Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... Read More...
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...

OnlineChat

Download the
Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

Apple Store

Google Play

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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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Business & Government

Address:
3rd Floor
60 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326

Phone: 330.643.9020

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Hours:
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.