Dr. Philip Plait

Dr. Philip Plait

Author and astronomer Dr. Philip Plait joins us to discuss "Under Alien Skies" as the “Main Event Many Voices” series continues.

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Library On The Go

Our new service, in partnership with METRO, provides convenient and quick access to Library resources.

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Akron Book Fest

Celebrate books and writing at the return of Main Library’s literary showcase featuring area authors, illustrators, and publishers.

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Art Library

Check out artwork that you can hang in your own home!

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Library Express Delivery Service is offered within our service area to those unable to get to the Library due to illness or disability.

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Call 234.274.4400 to listen to free pre-recorded stories and more!

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Kitchen Tools

Check out cooking items from our Library of Things, from hand blenders to cookie cutters.


Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.