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    YOUR LIBRARY IS
    SENSORY-INCLUSIVE

    The Library and KultureCity have joined forces to make a visit to the library a great experience for all of our customers, including those with sensory-processing needs.

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    FILM
    SCREENING

    Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm
    Akron-Summit County Public Library - Main Library Auditorium

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    DO YOU
    SUDOKU?

    Join local Sudoku enthusiasts in our annual tournament on Saturday, November 3 from 1-4 pm at Main Library. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

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    OCTOBER CAN BE
    A SCARY MONTH

    Getting scared at this time of year is just part of the fun, right? If you think so, join us for some of these programs-Speakers, Movies, and Tales-oh my!

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    CREATING
    FOR TEENS

    Teens, come to a library near you to express yourself through art. Take part in these writing and visual arts programs.

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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

IMAGE Lost Voices of The Great War Film Screening
Article Published: October 19, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm - Main Library Auditorium Read More...
Free After Hours Event for Genealogists at Main Library
Article Published: October 01, 2018
Akron, OH – Area genealogists are invited to mingle with fellow researchers and uncover the details of their ancestry at... Read More...
Norton Branch Late Opening
Article Published: September 28, 2018
Norton Branch Library will open at 11 am Saturday, October 6. The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic... Read More...

OnlineChat

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Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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Locations & Hours


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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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Student Resources

The following resources are available to you from the Akron-Summit County Public Library. The majority of these library services require that you have an active Akron-Summit County Public Library card.

Learn how to register for a library card through ASCPL and what's involved.

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Books, movies and music
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Live homework help between 3-11 pm
SAT/ACT practice tests
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Train your brain
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Interactive look at the people, places and events that shaped our world
(ACCESS LINK FROM WITHIN THE LIBRARY) | (ACCESS LINK FROM OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY)
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Practice tests and tutorials
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Online courses and video tutorials
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For research and homework help
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Interactive look into Social Studies & Science
(ACCESS LINK FROM WITHIN THE LIBRARY) | (ACCESS LINK FROM OUTSIDE THE LIBRARY)
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Animated, talking books

 

 

Browse our Collection

With a collection of over two million items, we’ve got something for everyone. Browse, checkout, or download from our ever-changing selection of books, magazines, movies, music, playaways, digital magazines, ebooks and audiobooks.

If you don’t find the item you’re looking for in our catalog, we offer three convenient options: SearchOhio, OhioLINK, and traditional interlibrary loan.