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Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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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 An Evening with David Giffels
Article Published: November 30, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018 7 pm Main Library Auditorium | 60 S. High St. Read More...
Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  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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eReader Guides

Check out our e-Reader guides to learn how to use Overdrive App to download e-PUB and audio books on iOS, Android, and Nook devices. Look for separate guides for Kindle devices using the Kindle App. We also have guides in using OneClick Digital for downloading audio books on your Windows computers, iPad, Android, and Kindle devices. Our instruction on Zinio – Free Digital Magazines will show step-by-step how to create account to access to several popular and specialty magazines.

To view and print the handouts you must have Adobe Reader installed on your computer. Download this free software and begin taking advantage of our training material.

The Electronic Services Department offers computer classes to library users as well as other support in person and over the phone. To contact us you can either e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 330.643.9145


You will need a valid library card and the ability to download the OverDrive app for any of the devices listed below. If you have a question, you can either e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 330.643.9145

iOS Apple Devices

  1. Download the Overdrive Media Console App on your iPad
  2. Tap on App Store on your iPad.
  3. In Search box, type in Overdrive and Overdrive Media Console will show up among the result list.
  4. Tap on Get to install the Overdrive software on your iPad. During the process, you will have to use your iPad username and password to verify that you allow the third party software on your device. You should see the word “Installed” next to the Overdrive App in your App Store screen once the App is on your iPad. And you should see the Overdrive icon on your iPad.

Checking out e-Pub books or audio books

  1. Open your OverDrive app.
  2. Swipe your app to the right.
  3. Tap Add Library.
  4. Search for your zip code.
  5. Tap on one of the ASCPL branch locations.
  6. Tap the yellow star to add.
  7. Tap on the library name.
  8. Browse collection for book.
  9. Tap the Book Cover of the book you want.
  10. Tap Borrow. 
  11. Enter your ASCPL Barcode # and PIN #.
  12. Tap Download.
  13. Tap EPUB ebook or MP3 audio book Box.
  14. Tap Confirm and Download. Loading title will appear on the screen of your device and the book should start downloading on your device promptly.
  15. Click three lines in upper left hand corner and then click Bookshelf.
  16. Tap the title of the book to begin reading.

How To Renew

On your library Bookshelf, select the Renew icon next to the title, which will appear three days before the title expires.If no holds exist on the title, the Renew icon will be green and you can renew at that point. If holds exist on the title, the Renew icon will be grayed out. If desired, still renew to reserve a spot on the title's wait list so that you can borrow it again.Enter and confirm your email address in the renewal form that opens, and then click the Renew button. Once renewed, the icon will have a checkmark next to it. As soon as your first checkout expires you will receive an email notification to borrow the title again. Follow the normal check-out process.

Return Early

From your Overdrive App, go back to the Bookshelf on the left pane. Tap and hold on the book cover. Tap deleteto remove from the device or tap returnto return a title early.