• Twitter

    HOW WILL YOU
    CELEBRATE

    The Akron-Summit County Public Library invites you to celebrate Black History Month with these free programs across our branch locations.

    blackhistorymonth
  • Twitter

    DISCOVER
    BLACK HISTORY

    The Library has vast resources about Black History Month and the role of African Americans in U.S. History. Celebrate this rich history with these materials.

    Black History Web Header2
  • Twitter icon graphic

    HERE'S LOOKING
    AT YOU, KID

    The Fortunato Film School presents Casablanca on Sunday, February 17 at 2:00 pm in the Main Library Auditorium. Join Akron native Joe Fortunato for a post-screening discussion.

    Fortunato Casablanca
  • Twitter

    EXERCISE &
    HEALTH

    Start the year fresh with new health & exercise goals. From yoga to Tai Chi and meditation, let the library help with these upcoming programs.

    Exercise Health

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

New Akron Library Mobile App
Article Published: December 26, 2018
Take the Library with you anywhere you go with the updated Akron Library mobile app Akron-Summit County Public Library is... Read More...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture
Article Published: January 02, 2019
Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 pm in Main Library Auditorium   Read More...
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...

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

Searching The Reporter

Akron’s African-American newspaper and other digital historic newspapers now available on Ohio Memory.

The Special Collections Division of the Akron-Summit County Public Library presents Jenni Salamon, Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
6:30-8 pm
Meeting Room 2AB
High Street Level of Main Library,
60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio

The Reporter, Akron’s African-American newspaper covering 1969-2016, is now available and full-text searchable on Ohio Memory! Join Jenni Salamon of the Ohio History Connection to learn how this newspaper was transformed from hardcopy to microfilm to digital images, as well as tips on how to search the digital collection.

The digitization of the Akron-Summit County Public Library’s collection of The Reporter was funded in part by the Dick and Chris Chenoweth fund of the Akron Community Foundation.

Ohio Memory is the collaborative digital library program of the Ohio History Connection and the State Library of Ohio whose mission is to help communities share, discover and connect to Ohio’s rich past through dynamic online resources. The website provides free access to over 700,000 digital images from over 360 cultural heritage institutions representing all 88 of Ohio’s counties.

The program is free and open to the public, and parking is free in the High-Market Parking Deck. To register or for more information, contact the Special Collections Division at 330-643-9030 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Program Presenter:

Jenni Salamon photo

Jenni Salamon is the Coordinator for the Ohio Digital Newspaper Program at the Ohio History Connection where she manages their newspaper digitization and microfilming projects, including the National Digital Newspaper Program in Ohio. She has been with the Ohio History Connection since 2009, and has a BA in English from Ohio University and an MLIS from Kent State University. Her areas of expertise include newspaper digitization as well as traditional and digital newspaper research on various topics. When not thinking about newspapers, she can be found reading, crafting or spending time with her adorable dachshund.

Program Flyer:

FLYER SC Reporter