All Library locations will close at 5 pm on Wednesday, November 21 and will remain closed on Thursday, November 22, Thanksgiving Day.
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    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

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    Download Kanopy today and begin streaming thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with your Library card.

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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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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

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...
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...


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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.