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    YOUR LIBRARY IS
    SENSORY-INCLUSIVE

    The Library and KultureCity have joined forces to make a visit to the library a great experience for all of our customers, including those with sensory-processing needs.

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    OCTOBER CAN BE
    A SCARY MONTH

    Getting scared at this time of year is just part of the fun, right? If you think so, join us for some of these programs-Speakers, Movies, and Tales-oh my!

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    CREATING
    FOR TEENS

    Teens, come to a library near you to express yourself through art. Take part in these writing and visual arts programs.

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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

Free After Hours Event for Genealogists at Main Library
Article Published: October 01, 2018
Akron, OH – Area genealogists are invited to mingle with fellow researchers and uncover the details of their ancestry at... Read More...
Norton Branch Late Opening
Article Published: September 28, 2018
Norton Branch Library will open at 11 am Saturday, October 6. The late opening will help library customers avoid traffic... Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2018
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 29 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... 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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Donating Your Papers or Records

In addition to providing genealogical resources and research assistance, the Special Collections Division collects, preserves, and provides access to items pertaining to the history, growth, and development of Summit County and its communities. These materials are available for use by the public during normal Library hours and may be searched at any time through the Library’s online catalog, the Special Collections Archives Catalog, and the Archival Collections webpage. Items may also be used in traditional or digital exhibits or in preparing articles for our quarterly local history and genealogy newsletter, Past Pursuits.

By donating your personal family photographs, papers, and memorabilia or the records of your organization or business to the Library, you ensure that these materials will be preserved as a part of the history of our community and be available to future generations. The Library accepts donations of materials in any amount if the materials are pertinent to the collection. The materials need not be organized or arranged in any particular fashion, be related to well-known individuals, or necessarily be old. Collections of materials related to an individual local family, to the history of the local area, or in the case of an organization or business, inactive records, are of great interest.

Anyone interested in making a donation should contact Special Collections. A staff member will evaluate the materials offered and discuss any special needs, access to the collection, and copyright issues. If the collection is accepted, the donor will complete a deed of gift agreement transferring ownership of the materials to the Library. Please note that the Library cannot promise that the donated items will be used in certain ways, and Library staff may not give tax advice or provide appraisals. If it is determined that the Akron-Summit County Public Library is not the proper facility for certain materials, every effort will be made to recommend a more appropriate facility.

For additional information, please contact the Special Collections Division by calling 330.643.9030, by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or by writing to us at Special Collections, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326.