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    YOUR VOICE
    MATTERS

    On Wednesday, October 3, gather around a table with friends and neighbors to share ideas. The Library is saving you a seat.

    OnTheTableGreaterAkron
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    ERIC LITWIN
    FAMILY CONCERT

    Friday, October 5, 6:30 pm
    Main Library Auditorium
    60 S. High St.

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    VOTER
    REGISTRATION

    The November election will be here before you know it. Did you know you can register to vote at the library! Register by October 9 at any branch location.

    Voter Registration Form
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    INFORMATION ABOUT
    MEDICARE

    Do you have questions and need current information about Medicare?  These beginning level programs will get you started on the right foot. 

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    BRANCH
    ART PROGRAMS

    Express yourself or learn a new artistic skill at one of these programs.  Please call the branch for details and to register.

    Branch Art Programs-2018

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

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Article Published: September 21, 2018
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Article Published: September 18, 2018
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Article Published: September 17, 2018
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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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Distribution of Non-Library Materials Policy

As a service to the public, the Akron-Summit County Public Library allows materials from non-library organizations for distribution and posting throughout the library system. The Library maintains designated areas in each location such as bulletin boards and literature racks for the passive distribution of information.

To request this free service, please review the guidelines accompanied in this policy and complete the Distribution of Non-Library Materials Request Form.

Terms for Use

All materials posted or distributed must comply with this policy and any other applicable Library regulations or guidelines. No other materials may be posted or distributed. The material should be of civic, cultural, educational or informational interest or value related to programs or events of a local nature sponsored or presented by local non-profit organizations, educational, or governmental agencies. “Local” is defined as organizations which exist in Summit County.

At its discretion, the Library may distribute newspapers and other materials which are provided free of charge to the Library. The Library reserves the right to make exceptions for information based on regional interest.

Authorization must be received by the Library’s Marketing and Communications Department prior to delivering materials. Priority will be given to:

  1. Library services, programs and events;
  2. Friends of the Library associations;
  3. Dated materials related to events within each branch or Main Library’s immediate community;
  4. Units of Government.

Materials for non-library organizations will be displayed up to the day of the event or for up to 60 days from the time of first displaying them.

All distribution will be done by Akron-Summit County Public Library staff. Individuals requesting posting or distribution shall not themselves post or leave materials in the distribution area. Unauthorized materials will be discarded. Distribution of materials is not an endorsement by the Akron-Summit County Public Library.

General Prohibitions:

The following materials will not be accepted:

  • Materials inconsistent with the Library’s Collection Development policy.
  • Campaign literature for a political candidate.
  • Campaign literature for political issues unless authorized by the Board of Trustees. Non-partisan election information, such as the League of Women Voters’ pamphlets, is allowed.
  • Materials exclusively promoting for-profit and commercial products or services.
  • Materials asking Library visitors to sign a petition or letter.
  • Posters or flyers larger than 11 x 17.
  • Handwritten materials.

The Marketing and Communications Department is responsible for the administration of the policy on a system-wide basis. Branch managers are responsible for the administration of this policy within their facility.

PDF format copy of Policy Brochure

Approved by the Board of Trustees on May 31, 2007


Procedure

  1. After reviewing the Library Material Distribution Policy, please complete the Distribution of Non-Library Materials Request Form. Please note: completed forms must be approved by the Library’s Marketing and Communications Department before materials may be dropped off at the Library.
  2. Once you have completed the request form, FAX BOTH the flyer and request form to the attention of:
    Marketing and Communications | Fax: 330-643-9094
    After review of your request, you will be contacted by the Library’s Marketing Department. If your request is approved, you may arrange to deliver your materials.
  3. You will receive a signed faxed copy of the Request Form as confirmation. Please attach a copy of the signed Request Form to your materials before delivering them to the Shipping and Receiving Department at Main Library. All distribution materials must be delivered to Main Library’s SHIPPING AND RECEIVING DEPARTMENT. No exceptions.
  4. Approved materials may be delivered on the 1st and 3rd MONDAY of each month between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to Main Library’s Shipping and Receiving Department entrance located on E. Mill St. between S. High and S. Main streets. in downtown Akron.
  5. A maximum of (10) flyers and (1) poster not exceeding 11” x 17” may be delivered per location selected. A maximum of (25) brochures or newsletters may be distributed at each location. Materials must be securely pre-bundled to ensure delivery.
  6. Unapproved materials delivered to the Shipping Department will be discarded.
  7. Handwritten flyers/posters will not be accepted.
  8. Please allow two to three weeks for distribution of materials throughout the library system.

Should you have any questions regarding this free service, please call the Library’s Marketing and Communications Department at 330-643-9091.