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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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Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library

Volunteering is a great way to get to know your neighbors and other book lovers while supporting
the Friends of the Library!

The Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library is non-profit organization committed to supporting the work of the Library.

  • We raise funds for library projects and activities through book sales, an on-going donation cart, memberships, and other Friends fund raising programs.
  • We purchase flowers for beautification, special materials, furniture, and sponsor special events throughout the year to support the Library’s programs, collections, and buildings.
  • We support the mission of the Library in the community.

Donations of books, CDs, DVDs are gladly accepted year-round for our sales. Receipts for tax purposes are available at the front desk.

How Can I Become A Member?

Just fill out an application at your Portage Lakes branch and return it with a check for the Friends of Portage Lakes Branch Library Annual Membership gift.

Annual membership gift to the Friends of the Portage Lakes Branch Library is as follows:

  • Individual - $5
  • Family - $8

For more information, contact Portage Lakes Branch Library 330-644-7050 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..