Library News | Akron-Summit County Public Library

System-Wide Outage

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is currently experiencing a system-wide outage that affects the following public services at these locations:

Main Library

  • WiFi, public computers and printing services are working


  • WiFi is unavailable
  • Public computers & printing services are working at all branches

Our staff is aware of this disruption and are working towards resolving these services as soon as possible.  Access to our traditional catalog is available and can be accessed here.

Please check back here for the most current updates regarding this service interruption and we thank you for your continued patronage.

Letter to the Community

One year ago I wrote a letter for ShelfLife listing our library’s intentions for 2016. We had made ten promises to voters in passing our property tax levy in May 2015, and we planned to begin the work to keep those promises in 2016. As the following indicates, in our first year of additional funding we have completed eight of those promises (√ ), with a ninth in progress. The tenth will be pursued in 2017-18.

Read more: Letter to the Community

ASCPL Receives $10,000 Grant

Akron-Summit County Public Library has received a $10,000 grant from the Dick and Chris Chenoweth Fund of Akron Community Foundation to support its digitization of The Reporter, Akron’s African-American newspaper. Akron Community Foundation President and CEO John T. Petures Jr. announced the grant after it was approved by the community foundation’s board on September 9.

Read more: ASCPL Receives $10,000 Grant