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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.

    AMMF 2018
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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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Board of Trustees

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Board members are appointed for seven-year terms by either the Summit County Executive/Council or the Judges of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Board members serve without remuneration.

 

RayWeber

Ray L. Weber | President


Renner Kenner, 106 South Main Street, Suite 400, Akron, Ohio 44308 | 330.376.1242

Term of Office: 5/15/13 to 5/14/20
Tenure on Board: 2013 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

LolitaAdair

Lolita Adair | Vice-President


Lolita Adair Realtor, 333 South Main Street, Suite 407, Akron, Ohio 44308 | 330.836.7418

Term of Office: 5/16/12 to 5/15/19
Tenure on Board: 1987 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

James D. Casey


355 Mineola Avenue, Akron, OH 44313 | 330.376.9249

Term of Office: 5/15/11 to 5/14/18
Tenure on Board: 2016 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

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Jill C. Darlington


995 Eastland Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44305

Term of Office: 5/15/15 to 5/14/22
Tenure on Board: 2015 to date
Appointed By: Judges – Court of Common Pleas

JohnFrola

John L. Frola, Jr.


3197 N. Jackson Blvd., Uniontown, Ohio 44685 | 330.699.0056

Term of Office: 5/16/16 to 5/16/23
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

WilliamRich

William D. Rich


University of Akron, School of Law Akron, Ohio 44325-2901 | 330.972.6792

Term of Office: 5/15/14 to 5/14/21
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council

BernardRochford

Bernard Rochford


Oriana House, P.O. Box 1501, Akron, Ohio 44309 | 330.535.8116

Term of Office: 5/16/10 to 5/15/17
Tenure on Board: 2007 to date
Appointed By: County Executive/Council