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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
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...

Are You A Library Friend?

Support your local library by joining Friends of the Library. Learn how you can share your time and library enthusiasm with this important volunteer group. Visit your local library’s web page to get started!


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

Visit the Main Library Page

Planning for your Financial Future

Learn about planning your finances for now and for your future-Experts will speak on budgeting, debt, retirement, Social Security, Medicare and other financial topics.

Five Questions to Ask Before You Retire - Plan your retirement!

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Tuesday, January 22: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn about key challenges facing retirees, picturing your retirement, and building a plan of action. To register: 330-467-8595

Medicare 101 - Medicare information for the newly eligible

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Wednesday, January 23: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Are you going to be eligible for Medicare this year? Then this FREE Medicare program is for you!

Understanding Social Security

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Thursday, January 24: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Learn about Social Security

Making Sense of Medicare - Turning 65 and not sure how Medicare works?

Green Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, January 30: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Understanding Medicare plans.

To learn more about programs like this, please visit our online calendar.