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    Are you a teacher or home school parent looking for STEM related materials? The Akron Summit County Main Library can assist you with our available STEM kits .

    STEM Kits
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    If you are a middle or high school teacher who is planning to have an entire class read the same book, you may want to reserve a Teen Classroom Set.

    Teen Classroom Sets
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    Browse these titles to take yourself back to the Summer of ’69!

    Times Were A Changin'


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

IMAGE Mind, Body & Sole Registration begins on June 3
Article Published: May 07, 2019
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IMAGE Libraries = Strong Communities: Celebrate National Library Week April 7-13, 2019
Article Published: March 27, 2019
National Library Week is an annual celebration highlighting the valuable role libraries, librarians, and library workers... Read More...
Harvest for Hunger
Article Published: March 28, 2019
The Akron-Summit County Public Library will be a collection site for Harvest for Hunger donations during the month of... 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!

Teen Program - Spring Break Movie

Kenmore Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, March 26: 4:00pm - 6:00pm
The movie will be announced one week before showing. Open to grades 6-12.

Movies@Main - Dumbo

Main Library - Auditorium
Thursday, March 28: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
A film you will never forget!

Movie - Prime Timers Afternoon Movie

Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, April 02: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Movie afternoons with the Tallmadge Prime Timers.

Movies@Main - The Grinch

Main Library - Auditorium
Thursday, April 04: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
You’re a mean one, Mr. Grinch!

Friends of the Highland Square Branch Library Annual Brunch

Highland Square Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, April 06: 10:30am - 12:00pm
Brunch will be followed by a short film, What We Can Tell, documenting a University of Akron project about testing DNA.

Movie - Early Bird Movie Matinee

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, April 08: 10:30am - 12:30pm
A fun family friendly movie on the big screen with refreshments provided. Contact branch for information on current movie selection.

Teen Program - Movie Matinee

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, April 09: 3:00pm - 5:15pm
Age group:  Tween, Teen
Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse (PG)(117 min)

Movie Club - The Lobster (2015)

Mogadore Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, April 10: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Do you love watching and talking about movies? Join us to discuss a selected film. DVDs will be available for check out, as well as streaming options for you to watch at home.

Movies@Main - Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

Main Library - Auditorium
Thursday, April 11: 6:30pm - 8:30pm
J.K. Rowling’s spectacular story continues!

Movie - Friday Classic Movie Matinee

Richfield Branch Library - Community Room
Friday, April 12: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
"West Side Story" with Natalie Wood and Rita Moreno. Movies and popcorn.

Teen Program - Anime Afternoon

Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Saturday, April 13: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Age group:  Teen
Anime, crafts, and snacks.

Fortunato Film School - The Graduate

Main Library - Auditorium
Sunday, April 14: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Arizona State film professor Joe Fortunato discusses the classic film The Graduate.

Movie - Family Movie Monday

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, April 15: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Age group:  School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Family
Join us for a family friendly movie, snacks, and drinks! April 15: The Grinch (PG)

Movie Discussion - Keeping it Reel Movie Club

Northwest Akron Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, April 18: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
We’re a "watch first – meet later" club, that gets together once a month to discuss a movie we've watched on our own.

Movie - Monday Movie Madness

Goodyear Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, April 22: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
For school age. Join us the fourth Monday of each month as we view a movie and munch on snacks. Smallfoot (PG) (96 minutes)

Movie - Spring Break Movies

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, April 23: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Thursday, April 25: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Age group:  Tween, Teen, Family
Join us during Spring Break to watch movies and enjoy popcorn at the library. Call to see which selection we'll be playing that day 330-434-8726.

Spring Break Boredom Busters

Maple Valley Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, April 23: 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Age group:  School Age (Grades K-2), School Age (Grades 3-5), Family
Stop in over Spring Break for an exciting movie and snacks!

Movie - Spring Break Movies and Popcorn

Main Library - Children's Library Programming Room
Friday, April 26: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Join us for fun, short movies, and popcorn. All ages welcome.