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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


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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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Tax References

All participating library locations that were offering AARP tax preparation for this year have already been scheduled.

Below you will find other local tax prep options to consider:

The University of Akron - George W. Daverio School of Accountancy

College of Business Administration
259 South Broadway, Room 106
Akron, OH  44325 

Beginning: Saturday, February 3, 2018 and running through April 14, 2018
Days & Hours: Saturdays  9:00 am to 5:00 pm (People should arrive by 4:00 pm.)
Walk-ins, no appointments necessary. Income limit is $54,000.
(NOTE: No tax preparation services on March 31, 2018, because of Spring Break)

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. 

670 West Exchange Street, Akron 44302
(Call 1.866.861.6401 for an appointment and location.)

Beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018
Open Lab:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm & Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(This is for individuals who want to use MyFreeTaxes.com and utilize this web-based software to prepare/e-file their federal and state taxes at no cost.)
There will also be six “Super Saturday” events:

Super Saturdays (no appointment is needed - walk-ins only)
February 3, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street
February 10, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street
February 10, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 5:00 pm University of Akron - 259 S Broadway
February 17, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street
February 17, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 5:00 pm University of Akron - 259 S Broadway
February 24, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street

Open M

941 Princeton St, Akron, OH 44311
Call 330.434.0110 for appointment.

Beginning: February 1, 2018 through April 12, 2018
Appointments on Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Twinsburg Public Library

10050 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087
Call 330.425.4268 for appointment

Registration (in-person and by phone) for AARP tax help appointments begins Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Beginning Tuesday, February 6 and are held on Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout the tax season.

United Way of Summit County

Call any of the following numbers in order to make an appointment and get the location:

211 (Summit County Info Line)
330.762.7601 and press “0” after recording begins
330.643.5508

Beginning: January 29, 2018 through April 15, 2018
Appointments are being offered Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon.

More Tax Information

There are numerous free options available for taxpayers to obtain tax products, tax preparation and assistance in filing their tax returns with forms and instructions available online. We've provided several links below for your convenience: