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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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    LET'S GO
    TO THE MOVIES

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

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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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Non-Profit Resource Center

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The Akron-Summit County Public Library is a Funding Information Network Partner of the Foundation Center. Through the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network, the Main Library is able to provide free access to valuable Foundation Center databases and essential reference directories and resources that can help you:

  • Research potential funders
  • Prepare grant proposals
  • Start a nonprofit
  • Organize fundraisers
  • Obtain IRS 990's
  • Explore topics related to philanthropy

Books

The Nonprofit Resources Center makes available reference and circulating books on topics including:

  • Fundraising
  • Proposal writing
  • Board building
  • Nonprofit management
  • Nonprofit finance

Print Directories

The following annual directories provide a listing of grants for nonprofits and individuals. Highlights of the entries include application essentials, summary and purpose of the foundation and their giving limitations.

  • The Foundation Directory
  • Foundation Grants to Individuals
  • National Directory of Corporate Giving

Workshops & Webinars

The library periodically offers classes on grantseeking for individuals and nonprofits. The Foundation Center's website, www.grantspace.org, offers webinars designed for helping nonprofits succeed in a challenging environment.

Foundation Center Databases

Foundation Directory (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
This comprehensive database provides access to information on grants and grantmakers, allowing a grantseeker to do customized searches for their specific need. The database is continuously updated, offering the most accurate information on funders and their grants.

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (USE IN LIBRARY ONLY)
This is a comprehensive database of foundations providing funding for students, artists, researchers and other individual grant seekers.

Online Non-Profit Resources

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence
Foundation Center
Grants.gov
Grant Space: A service of the Foundation Center