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    CALL FOR
    MAKERS!

    Apply today to be part of the 2018 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, August 22.

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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.

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    MUSIC! MUSIC!
    MUSIC!

    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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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...

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Locations & Hours


main library

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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Digital Media

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, the library delivers best-selling ebooks, digital audiobooks, digital magazines, movies and music for download. On this page, you will find information about our digital library materials and how to access them to your computer. The files can then be transferred to a portable listening or viewing device such as a MP3 player, iPod, laptop, netbook, cell phone, Nook, Kindle, iPad or Sony Reader (for ebooks).

Below you'll find a wide selection of offerings from our digital library collection.

Need Assistance with Digital Media?

Want to learn more about these digital services and how to get the most out of them? Follow the links below.

Audiobooks (Overdrive, RBDigital, Hoopla)
ebooks (Overdrive, Hoopla)
Digital Magazines (RBDigital)
Streaming Media (Hoopla, RBDigital Streaming Video on Demand)

ereader Guides

Want to learn more about your ereaders? We have several ereader guides available that will help you become more familiar with your device and make the most of borrowing library materials.