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    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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    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

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!



Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable


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


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

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

Visit the Main Library Page

Library Shop at Main


12 - 6 pm Monday - Thursday
12 - 4 pm Friday & Saturday
1 - 4 pm Sunday

The Library Shop at Main is a used book and gift store operated by the Friends of Main Library. The Library Shop at Main is located on the second floor.

The workers in the Library Shop, sales associates and book sorters, are volunteers. Anyone interested in working in the Library Shop should visit the Library Shop to fill out a volunteer application. Call 330.643.9070 for more information or download an application and return it to the Library Shop.


Donations of gently used books, cd's, and dvd's are wanted. The library asks that all donations are dropped off in Shipping and Receiving during their normal hours of operation - Monday through Friday 8:00 to 4:00 from their Mill Street entrance. Before entering, press the call button and the garage door will open and you may drive your car into the building.

Patrons can then get help unloading items from their vehicles if necessary and receive a donation receipt from our Shipping department. You may also bring the items to the Library Shop when it is open, or when the Shop is closed you may leave the items at the Circulation Counter.