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    Learn the perks of ebooks and how the Akron-Summit County Public Library makes it even easier for our patrons to use!



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

Fortunato Film School Presents It’s A Wonderful Life
Article Published: November 26, 2018
The Fortunato Film School Presents It’s A Wonderful Life on Wednesday, December 5 at 6:30 pm in the Main Library... Read More...
A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith
Article Published: October 29, 2018
The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics... Read More...
IMAGE Lost Voices of The Great War Film Screening
Article Published: October 19, 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 7 pm - Main Library Auditorium 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

Visit the Main Library Page

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.