Online Books

The following books are titles for which the library holds copyright, titles for which the Library has been granted permission to digitize, or titles which are in the public domain.

The titles below are PDFs. To view a PDF on the web, your computer must have the free Adobe Acrobat Reader application installed.

Digitized Books

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Akron Negro Directory pdfsymbol
The Akron, Ohio Ku Klux Klan, 1921-1928 pdfsymbol
Akron, The City of Opportunity pdfsymbol
Akron’s Library: Commemorating Twenty-five Years on Main Street pdfsymbol
The Architecture of Education: Akron Public Schools, 1890-1920 pdfsymbol
Articulation:The Art of the Akron Summit County Public Library pdfsymbol
A Century of Adjustment: A History of the Akron Jewish Community, 1865-1975 pdfsymbol
Charles Cook Bronson's History of Tallmadge and the Western Reserve 1804-1886 (Ten Volumes) pdfsymbol
Volume 1 pdfsymbol
Volume 2 pdfsymbol
Volume 3 pdfsymbol
Volume 4 pdfsymbol
Volume 5 pdfsymbol
Volume 6 pdfsymbol
Volume 7 pdfsymbol
Volume 8 pdfsymbol
Volume 9 pdfsymbol
Volume 10 pdfsymbol
The Contribution of Blacks in Akron 1825-1975 pdfsymbol
Division Reports - Ohio Canal pdfsymbol
Elizabeth Parke Firestone: Her Couture Collection and her Role as a Woman of Influence pdfsymbol
Golden Age of Summit County Restaurants pdfsymbol
A History of the Establishment of the Municipal University of Akron pdfsymbol
A History of Tallmadge Coal: A Tale of Woodchucks, Welshmen, and a Canal pdfsymbol
Imagining Akron: The Report of Imagine Akron 2025 pdfsymbol
The Jewish Criterion pdfsymbol
Life of Mrs. Ellen Stewart pdfsymbol
Lost Soul, Get Right With God: The Akron Gospel Tabernacle and the Plight of Urban Revivalism. 1924-1934 pdfsymbol
Red Guidon pdfsymbol
The Report of The Akron Commission on Civil Disorders pdfsymbol
Roy G. Firestone Scrapbook - Volume 1 pdfsymbol
Roy G. Firestone Scrapbook - Volume 2 pdfsymbol
Properties featured in the scrapbooks may be located using the owners’ names in:  
Alphabetical Index pdfsymbol
Street Index pdfsymbol
A Selection of Photographs illustrating the work of Good & Wagner pdfsymbol
A Sketch of the Settlement and Progress of the Township of Tallmadge pdfsymbol
A Spin on the Past: The Origin Story of the Modern American Toy Industry, as it Occurred in Akron, Ohio, Including the Story of S.C. Dyke and the First Mass-Produced Toy--Clay marbles pdfsymbol
Views of Akron, Ohio and Environs pdfsymbol
Werner and His Empire: The Rise and Fall of a Gilded Age Printer pdfsymbol
West Hill Sketchbook pdfsymbol
Women and China Painting at the Turn of the 20th Century pdfsymbol

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