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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...

OnlineChat

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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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Library Publications

Akron-Summit County Public Library offers print and online material to help patrons take full advantage of library services. Click any link below to view and download the information or sign up for our email subscriptions. You can also find any of our printed publications at the reference desk of any Akron-Summit County Public Library location.

Shelflife

Shelflife, the Library’s quarterly print newsletter, has upcoming programs at your neighborhood branch and Main Library, new services and additions to our collection, and Library news.

E-News

Stay connected to our library by subscribing to our E-News email newsletters. Sign up and join our email newsletter list today!

Articulation

This publication identifies and describes works currently on exhibit throughout the Main Library, including artist and composition or medium. In selected instances, more complete biographical information on the artist and detailed descriptions of the work are given.

Past Pursuits

A quarterly newsletter from the Special Collections Division.

Wowbrary

Get free weekly email alerts on the newest books, DVDs & CDs coming to ASCPL. Register to receive emails every Saturday morning or read the current Wowbrary newsletter.