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    FEATURING
    ART ON LOAN

    ASCPL and the Akron Art Museum have collaborated in a new program which lends works of art to Summit County residents with a library card.

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
    YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
    FOR TEACHERS

    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS
    NOW AVAILABLE

    To be considered for our upcoming Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, April 28, 2018, applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 10.

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    GET YOUR
    PASSPORT HERE

    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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    WELCOMING
    POLLINATORS

    Get the latest buzz on pollinators at these upcoming Library programs.

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    GET
    MOVING

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

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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”.

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

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...
IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... 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

Visit the Main Library Page

Classes & Programs

Special Collections offers several classes and programs to help you with your genealogical research. All are free and open to the public. Download the flyers below for event descriptions. To register for these events or for more information, contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Classes


Programs

Ken BravoNaturalization Records and Jewish Genealogy with Kenneth Bravo

Saturday, May 5, 2018, 10:30 am - 1 pm

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Carla CegielskiOnline Resources for Genealogy and Local History with Carla Cegielski

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 10:30 am - 1 pm
Carla will present two lectures: Digital Ohio: Buckeye Gems and Treasures of the Internet Archive. Check back for a program flyer with further details.

CeCe MooreDNA and Genetic Genealogy featuring CeCe Moore

Saturday, July 28, 2018, 9:30 am - 4 pm
Join us for an all-day program featuring renowned genetic genealogist CeCe Moore, founder of DNA Detectives.

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