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    Join us on Saturday, July 20 from 12-4:00 pm at Main Library. Cosplay Contests, Featured Speakers, Arts, Crafts, and much more!

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    Fiction writer Nafissa Thompson-Spires and poet Monica Youn will discuss writing diverse female stories, from girlhood to motherhood, that women can actually see themselves in.

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    Explore the world of animals at some of our Mind, Body, and Sole programs at a branch location close to you!

    Animal Programs
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    Check out our Out of the World programs about Space! Programs for all ages to commemorate the 50th anniversary of man landing on the moon!



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
A reading and wellness experience for the whole family to enjoy. Read More...
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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Art Programs at our Branches

Express yourself or learn a new artistic skill at one of these programs.  Please call the branch for details and to register. 

Green Branch Library
Mixed Media Painting - Tuesday, September 11, 6:30 pm
Pyrography - Saturday, October 13, 11 am

Kenmore Branch Library
Reusable Shopping Bags
Saturday, September 22, 1 pm

Maple Valley Branch Library
Pour Paint Artwork
Saturday, September 15, 2 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Paint Night
Wednesday, October 3, 6 pm

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library
Art@the Speed of Life
Thursday, September 13, 6 pm

For Teens

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
Clay Studio
Monday, September 24, 6 pm

Firestone Park Branch Library
Young Writers Workshop
Monday, September 17, 3:30 pm

North Hill Library
Blackout Poetry
Thursday, September 20, 3 pm

Northwest Akron Branch Library
Teen Writers Workshop
Thursday, September 27, 6:30 pm

Richfield Branch Library
Puffy Paint Skull Rocks
Saturday, September 22, 2 pm

Find out more about these programs by visiting our Events calendar today.