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    Apply today to be part of the 2018 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, August 22.

    AMMF 2018
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    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!



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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... 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.