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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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    FILM
    SCREENING

    Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm
    Akron-Summit County Public Library - Main Library Auditorium

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    DO YOU
    SUDOKU?

    Join local Sudoku enthusiasts in our annual tournament on Saturday, November 3 from 1-4 pm at Main Library. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

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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

IMAGE Lost Voices of The Great War Film Screening
Article Published: October 19, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm - Main Library Auditorium Read More...
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...

OnlineChat

Download the
Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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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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Podcasts

Now you can listen to unique audio content from our website anytime, anywhere! On this page you will find library-produced podcasts from the Akron-Summit County Public Library. One of the Library's main purposes is to connect you with the information you need, when and where you need it. Podcasting gives you the convenience of accessing content at your leisure.


On Nonfiction

The Nordonia Hills Library Podcast focuses on both newer and older titles. Our explorations are 10 to 18 minutes in length, bringing you an informal introduction to titles in many diverse areas of the collection: geography, science, economics, fine arts, music, food, religion, social sciences, biography, literature, business, philosophy, travel, holidays, entertainment, history, generalities, and more.... an enjoyable discussion of nonfiction specifically, and reading generally.

On Nonfiction podcast
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Ray's Listening Room

Determined to bring you sounds you might not have heard before (and sometimes sounds you forgot about), the Ellet Branch Library Podcast is an 8-10 minute podcast that features musical excerpts from non-mainstream artists such as alternative rockers Sleater-Kinney, indie folk trio the Innocence Mission, ambient post-rock instrumental duo Hammock, and Christian grunge-alternative rock icon Steve Taylor. A recent episode even featured excerpts from a two-disc best-of from Lost And Found Sound, a wonderful (but now-defunct) program from NPR.

Think of Ray’s Listening Room as a really cool pirate radio station. But legal.

Ray's Listening Room podcast
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