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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.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

New & Notable


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

Visit the Main Library Page

Digital Magazines

Get your favorite Digital Magazines online! Along with immediate access, some of the advantages of downloading magazines from the Library's collection are that:

  • They are free with your library card!
  • They can be downloaded at any time—even when the library is not open.
  • Users will never receive late fees—the files automatically stop working at the end of their checkout period, and/or the user can simply delete them at or before the end of the checkout period
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RBdigital Magazines

The RBdigital Magazines offers you full digital copies of your favorite magazines which you can view on your computer or mobile device. We have purchased access to many of your favorite popular and specialty magazines. You now have unlimited access to this entire collection, with more titles being added soon!

Click here to view the RBdigital Magazine Overview video.

Set up your RBdigital account or log in with your existing account.

  • You will be asked to enter your email address and library card number. Then click the "log in" button . 
  • Click on the magazine(s) you would like to view. 
  • You will be asked to create a free RBdigital account, or log in if you have an existing RBdigital account. 

RBdigital magazines may be read on a wide variety of apps available for many mobile devices. Click on the device that best suites your needs to download your free app now: App Store, Google Play and Kindle Fire.

Should you have additional questions about Digital Magazines, contact the TechZone@Main at 330-643-9145.