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    DNA &
    GENETIC GENEALOGY

    Featuring CeCe Moore
    Saturday, July 28 - 9:30 am to 4 pm
    Main Library, Auditorium

    CeCe Moore
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    URBAN
    HOMESTEADING

    Learn about urban farming, food preservation, chicken farming, and more on Friday, August 3 from 4 - 7 pm at Main Library.

    Urban Homesteading
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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

    Knitting
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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

    UpcomingMovies
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    CUT THE CORD
    ON CABLE!

    Learn about the options available for streaming TV instead of using cable. Please register at one of these locations.

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    MYSTERIES &
    DARING ESCAPES

    Find adventure--and exercise your mind--at the Library!

    Mystery

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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... Read More...

OnlineChat

Download the
Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

Apple Store

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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.