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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.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

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Library Exhibits Policy

The Akron-Summit County Public Library, in both its Main Library and branch libraries, presents exhibits in order to engage, inform, and enlighten Library visitors. Exhibit spaces are designated for use by the Library and are intended to encourage use of Library materials, programs, and services. Library exhibits focus on library programming, services, or resources and highlight subjects of public interest; they do not present a partisan viewpoint. In accordance with the Library’s Collection Development Policy, inclusion of an item in an exhibit does not represent an endorsement by the Library.

The Library uses a variety of options for exhibits including Library display cases, tables, shelves, and free-standing fixtures. Because of limited space, these options are not available at all locations. The branch or division manager responsible for creating an exhibit in a display case or on tables or shelves may invite local individuals, local non-profit groups, and units of government to provide items for a display as a complement to the Library’s materials.

The Library may invite units of government and local non-profit groups to collaborate on the provision of temporary free-standing exhibits at Main Library. No candidate for public office, or governmental entity, that is to appear on an election ballot may be named or otherwise identified in an exhibit within 30 days before the election. No fundraising materials and no materials exclusively promoting for-profit and commercial products or services are permitted in Library exhibits. Additionally, the Library will not sell, or promote the sale of, items on display.

Approved by the Board of Trustees on July 25, 2013.