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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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Let’s Go To The Movies!

Enjoy free films at a library near you!

For Families:

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Movies on the Moon (Preschool-Age 8)
Wednesday, August 1, 1 pm

Goodyear Branch Library
Movie Matinees
Mondays, July 9 (Rock Dog), July 23 (Lego Ninjago Movie) 1 pm

Kenmore Branch Library
Movies For Everyone
Tuesdays, July 10, July 19, July 26, 2 pm

Main Library
Summer Movies
Thursdays, June 28 (Coco), July 5 (Lion King), July 12 (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory), July 19 (Incredibles), July 26 (Mulan), August 2 (Despicable Me 3), August 9 (Aladdin), August 16 (Lego Batman), 1:30 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Family Movies
Mondays, July 16 (Peter Rabbit), August 20 (Sherlock Gnomes), 6 pm

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Family Movie Afternoon
Tuesday, July 17, 2 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Thursdays, July 5 (Wonder), July 26 (The BFG), August 2 (Dog Who Saved Summer), 1 pm

For Adults:

Ellet Branch Library
Early Bird Movie Matinee
Thursdays, June 14, July 12, August 9, 10:15 am

Richfield Branch Library
Classic Movie Matinee
Fridays,  July 13 (Key Largo), August 10 (My Fair Lady), 3 pm

Find out more about these programs, and our weekly Thursday Movies @ Main, by visiting our Events calendar today.