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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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Interlibrary Loan

If you have searched our catalog but can't find what you need, we offer three convenient Interlibrary Loan options: SearchOhio, OhioLINK, and traditional Interlibrary Loan.

SearchOhio

SearchOhio offers borrowing access to the collections of over 20 public libraries throughout the state. If you don’t find an item in our catalog, simply click the SearchOhio icon to expand your search. This free service is made possible through a partnership of participating Ohio public libraries.
Items usually arrive in three to five business days and can be picked up at any of our library locations.

  • Items usually arrive in three to five business days and can be picked up at any of our library locations.
  • Loan period is 21 days for books, audiobooks, and music and seven days for DVDs.
  • Most titles can be renewed up to three times if there are no other requests or holds on the item.
  • Overdue fine is 50 cents per day with a maximum overdue fine of $25.
  • A replacement fee of $25 will be billed for an item returned damaged or not returned within 30 days of the due date.
  • SearchOhio policies, fines, and charges are determined by the SearchOhio consortium and cannot be waived or negotiated.

Traditional Interlibrary Loan

If you still can't find a title, we may be able to request it for you through a more traditional service. Call or visit your local library for more information.