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



Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable


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


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

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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ACT Strategy Preparation Classes


Richfield Branch
Wednesday, September 6, 7 pm

College Review experts will take students step-by-step through interpreting the visuals on the ACT math and science tests.

Richfield Branch
Wednesday, September 19, 7 pm

Learn how to write the best essay based on the seven prompts given on the ACT test. Class taught by the College Review.


ACT Practice Test

Fairlawn Bath Branch
Saturday, September 9, 9 am

Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam. Afterwards, you will receive a personalized evaluation of your performance along with suggestions on ways you can improve your score.
Registration required.

Maple Valley Branch
Wednesday, October 4, 10:30 am

Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam. Plan on this practice test lasting three hours.
Registration required.

Main Library, Teen Program Room
Friday, October 20, 9:30 am

Sylvan Learning Center is offering a free practice exam to prepare you for the real test. You will have access to your scores within one week after the test. Please bring your own calculator.
Registration required.

Can’t get to the Library? Practice tests can be found on our website through our online learning page.