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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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    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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    GET SMART ABOUT
    YOUR MONEY!

    Participate in programs ranging from Social Security to document shredding, protecting yourself online, and more.

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    AUTHOR! AUTHOR!
    @ YOUR LIBRARY

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

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    SCIENCE FOR
    EVERYONE

    Children and teens can experience a variety of science based programs that are fun!

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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 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

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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.