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    Join Google for free workshops at Main Library to help you grow your skills, career, or business on Wednesday, March 20 from 10:30am - 5:30pm.

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    Participate in programs ranging from Social Security to document shredding, protecting yourself online, and more.

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    Provide service and volunteer your time with other teens to discuss plans and brainstorm ideas for upcoming programs at your local library branch.

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    Our library presents a diverse and ongoing calendar of speakers, including notable local authors and engaging specialists for every audience.



Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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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

Library of Things at the Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: February 25, 2019
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Article Published: February 19, 2019
The Akron-Summit County Public Library’s Science and Technology Division reached a rather unique milestone. The librarians... Read More...
New Akron Library Mobile App
Article Published: December 26, 2018
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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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Potter Faire Akron 2018

Potter Faire Akron

Saturday, November 10, 12 noon to 4 pm

Join us on for the 2nd Potter Faire Akron. Start by being sorted into your Hogwarts house for the day, take part in activities, games, and photo ops, dress in costume and take part in the costume parade and finish the day by seeing if your house won the House Cup. All ages are welcome to take part in this event. 

Schedule of Events

12 noon - 3:30 pm

1st Floor:

  • Picture yourself at Hogwarts
  • Runes with Professor McNeal

2nd Floor:

  • Hogwarts Great Hall with the Sorting Hat and House Cup
  • Boggart Cupboard, Wand Making, and other activities
  • Library wide scavenger hunt
  • Fortune Telling with Madame Trelawney
  • Hogwarts chess

Atrium Level:

  • Quidditch Practice
  • Common Room – relax with games, coloring, and quizzes
  • Hogsmeade will bring merriment with vendors including Stray Dog Café, Blimp City, Swish and Flick among others

3rd Floor:

  • Bertie Bott’s Taste Test
  • Scavenger Hunt

Photo Ops to look for:

  • ES one
  • Compare Yourself to Characters and Creatures
  • Visit to Gringott’s
  • The Library Restricted Section
  • Your Letter to Hogwarts
  • Platform 9 ¾

1:00 and 2:00

  • Meet Jungle Bob & His Fantastic Beasts.  Each show lasts about 45 minutes


  • Costume contest in the auditorium

All programs are free and open to all. Parking in the parking garage and on city streets is free on weekends. No registration is required for this event.