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    NORTON
    ANNIVERSARY

    Celebrate Norton Branch Library's 30 year anniversary on Tuesday, May 1. Stop by for snacks and reminisce with us!

    Norton Branch Library 30 Year Anniversary
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    YOUTH ARTS
    SHOWCASE

    Saturday, April 28, 2018
    10 am - 4 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

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    CALLING ALL
    ARTISTS

    GeekFest 2018 is looking for artists of all ages to feature their fandom. Art must be received by May 12 to be considered.

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    NATURALIZATION RECORDS &
    JEWISH GENEALOGY

    Featuring Kenneth Bravo
    Saturday, May 5 - 10:30 am to 1 pm
    Main Library, Meeting Room 2AB

    Naturalization Records and Researching Jewish Genealogy
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    STAR WARS &
    SPACE EXPLORING

    These library programs are out of this world!

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    AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
    @ YOUR LIBRARY

    Meet published authors and fellow aspiring writers at these upcoming Library programs.

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    HARVEST
    FOR HUNGER

    Unexpected expenses can take food off the table. 1 in 6 Northeast Ohians struggle with hunger. You can help — at your local library!

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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

IMAGE Public Library Association brings Short Story Dispensers to U.S. public libraries, including Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: April 06, 2018
Knight Foundation funds initiative with Public Library Association and publisher Short Edition to foster creative community... Read More...
IMAGE Harvest for Hunger 2018
Article Published: April 05, 2018
Many Summit County residents are forced to choose between buying food and paying bills, accessing transportation, and... 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

Organization

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is comprised of Main Library in downtown Akron, 18 branch locations in the City of Akron and in Summit County, two bookmobiles, and a van that provides cart-based service to lobbies of residential buildings. Main Library is the home of the administrative offices. The Library provides access to nearly 2 million items in its collection and, through the SearchOhio and OhioLINK consortia, to more than 75 million items in the collections of member public libraries and Ohio's college and university libraries.

Download our Organizational Chart

Library Statistics 2017

Population of Legal Service Area: 377,588
Visitors to library facilities: 2.2 million
Registered borrowers: 303,290
Program/Meeting Attendance: 313,132
Items available: 2 million
Items borrowed: 4.9 million

To review all of our current library statistics, download our 2017 Akron-Summit County Public Library Fact Sheet .

Facilities

With the Main Library in downtown Akron, two bookmobiles, a Mobile Service van, and 18 branch locations throughout Summit County the system has 21 physical public service outlets. Main Library is 270,000 square feet. Average branch size is 12,000 square feet. Total square feet for Main and Branch Libraries: 442,807.

The Library provides numerous community spaces including a 425-seat auditorium, computer training labs at Main Library, a bookstore operated by the Friends of Main Library, and branch library meeting rooms that are available for non-profit and community groups.

Innovative Programs & Services at a Glance

  • After-School Snacks and Programming: Feeding the body and the mind through nutritious snacks (in collaboration with the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank), homework help, relationship building and informal education activities.
  • NatureConnect: Indoor and outdoor public learning spaces for nature programming, unstructured exploration, and the recharging of mind and body in a fast-paced world through observation, investigation, and play.
  • Akron Mini-Maker Faire: A family-friendly event to make, create, invent, learn, craft, recycle, think, and play, presented by the Akron‑Summit County Public Library and Maker Media. Inspiration through arts, crafts, science, technology, engineering, and innovation.
  • Tutor.com provides live online tutoring for students and adults with an Akron-Summit County Public Library card. Tutor.com offers homework help and test preparation for students of all ages as well as career assistance. This service is available daily from 3 to 11 pm.
  • Lynda.com provides library cardholders access to thousands of online courses and more than 250,000 video tutorials. Participants can enhance their business, software, technology and creative skills with the online teaching tool.