All Library locations will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 22 and will be closed Thursday, November 23 for Thanksgiving Day.
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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
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    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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    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
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    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
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    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
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    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

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Equipment

All available equipment at the TechZone@Main is listed below and is available by reservation. Ensure your appointment today by calling 330-643-9145.


Design Computers:
Where your dreams become a reality. Use these PCs to start developing your ideas using either Adobe Creative Cloud and/or Corel.

3D Printer:
Once you have your design, use the 3D Printer to make a model of your product. The charge for an item will be $1.00 per hour.

Button Maker:
Use the button maker to create buttons or magnets to promote your business, a student athlete or band member, etc. We offer 2.25 or 3 inch buttons and/or magnets. The cost is 30₵ for the 2.25” buttons and 40₵ for the 3”.

Embroidery Machine:
Explore your creative side with elna's embroidery machine, eXpressive 830. You can personalize, embellish and monogram home décor items, garments and accessories. Includes 60 built-in designs and 6 fonts for monogramming. 10₵ for every thousand stitches with a minimum or 10₵.

Green Screen:
Want to interview someone or make a commercial and then superimpose your subjects onto a virtual background? Then the green screen is for you.

Heat Press:
Design your graphics or words to print on Siser’s Color-Print-Easy heat transfer vinyl by using our Vinyl Printer.  We offer the ability to print your designs up to 19” width for $5.00 for a linear foot.  Plus, a $1.00 set up fee. Transfer the print onto your cotton T-Shirts by using George Knight Heat Press 16”x20” for free. 

Laminating:
Want to laminate an award you received, a drawing, or an id card? Stop by the desk for help. The price to laminate is 40₵ a pouch.

Laser Engraver:
Use the laser engraver to create advertising material for your business, something for yourself, etc. Engrave on wood, acrylic, and more.

Media Transfer Station:
Do you have negatives, VHS, pictures, super 8mm, Vinyl LPs, or cassettes that you would love to have a digital copy? Then this is the station for you.

Photo Printer:
Did you take pictures with your phone, digital camera, or tablet on vacation, at a special event, or when you were out and about? Then use our photo printer to get a hard copy of those snapshots. We offer the ability to print a 4x6 photo for 25₵ or 5x7 photo for 50₵.

Recording Studio:
Have that new top ten hit in your head but don’t know how to get it produced? The recording studio has virtual instruments, music loops and studio quality recording software to help you sound great.

Sewing Machine:
Use the sewing machine to create the newest fashion or mend an item.

Silhouette:
Do you like to scrapbook or make homemade cards? Then let the silhouette help you cut out fun shapes, draw cool sayings, etc.

Studio in a Box:
Use the studio in a box to take professional photos of the items you have created. 

Vinyl Printer:
Use the vinyl printer to make a banner, a window cling or fabric cling to advertise your business, decorate your home, etc. Any material currently available is $2.00 per linear foot. Plus, a $1.00 set up fee. (Removable Vinyl, Clear and White Static Cling, Permanent Adhesive, Vinyl Banner Matte and Gloss, and White Paper Gloss)

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EquipmentProductCost
Heat Press    
  Easy Color Print (1/2 ft) $2.50
  Easy Color Print (1 ft) $5.00
  Setup Fee $1.00
     
Laminating Pouch 40¢ each
     
Vinyl Printer    
  Removable Vinyl $2.00 (per linear foot)
  Clear Static Cling $2.00 (per linear foot)
  White Static Cling $2.00 (per linear foot)
  Permanant Adhesive $2.00 (per linear foot)
  Vinyl Banner Matte $2.00 (per linear foot)
  Vinyl Banner Gloss $2.00 (per linear foot)
  White Paper Gloss $2.00 (per linear foot)
  Setup Fee $1.00
     
Photo Printer 4 x 6 Print 25¢ (per print)
  5 x 7 Print 50¢ (per print)
     
Buttons Buttons/Magnets 2.25" 30¢ (per button)
  Buttons/Magnets 3" 40¢ (per button)
     
3D Printer Filament $1.00 (per hour)
     
 Embroidery    
  Minimum charge of 10¢ 10¢ (per 1000 stitches)