• Twitter

    GEEKS
    ASSEMBLE!

    Join us on Saturday, July 20 from 12-4:00 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, and much more!

    Geekfest 2019 illustration
  • Twitter

    WRITING
    WOMANHOOD

    Fiction writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires and poet Monica Youn will discuss writing diverse female stories, from girlhood to motherhood, that women can actually see themselves in.

    Writing Womenhood graphic
  • Twitter

    GET WILD WITH
    MIND, BODY & SOLE

    Explore the world of animals at some of our Mind, Body, and Sole programs at a branch location close to you!

    Animal Programs
  • Twitter

    SPACE
    PROGRAMS

    Check out our Out of the World programs about Space! Programs for all ages to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon!

    space

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 Mind, Body & Sole Registration begins on June 3
Article Published: May 07, 2019
A reading and wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. Read More...
IMAGE Libraries = Strong Communities: Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019
Article Published: March 27, 2019
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers... Read More...
Harvest for Hunger
Article Published: March 28, 2019
The Akron-Summit County Public Library will be a collection site for Harvest for Hunger donations during the month of... Read More...

Are You A Library Friend?

Support your local library by joining Friends of the Library. Learn how you can share your time and library enthusiasm with this important volunteer group. Visit your local library’s web page to get started!

OnlineChat

Locations & Hours


main library

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

Visit the Main Library Page

Urban Homesteading: A Modern Approach

Friday, August 3 - 4-7 pm | Main Library - Atrium Level

The Atrium Level at Main Library will become an exposition of homestead skills and off-grid living by people practicing these trades in our community. Learn about urban farming, food preservation, composting, bee keeping, quilting, hydroponics, chicken farming, spinning, and so much more. You don’t have to quit your day job to live a more resourceful and simple life--let the Homesteaders show you how.

Join us and start connecting with the food you eat and the world you live in.

For more information, contact the Science & Technology Division at 330-643-9075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Program Flyer

ST 9664 e