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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...

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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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Build your career with help from your library!

Your library offers classes on computers, invention, resumes, research skills, and coding.  Come see how they can enhance your career skills!

Computer Class - Basic computer skills

North Hill Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, January 22: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Discover what a computer mouse is and have fun practicing basic mouse functions with in-class exercises. Learn to open and close software programs.

Computer Class - Windows 10

North Hill Branch Library - Community Room
Wednesday, January 23: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Personalize your Windows 10 experience, learn how to navigate, check out the exciting new features, and add new Apps to your PC. You will learn where to find Windows & other updates.

Computer Class - File Management

North Hill Branch Library - Community Room
Thursday, January 24: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Learn how to create folders and how to organize and manage your files.

Computer Class - Typing

North Hill Branch Library - Community Room
Friday, January 25: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Are you a hunt and peck typist or would you just like to improve your typing speed? This class will teach you the basics of typing through a series of very basic exercises.

Maker Mondays

Main Library - TechZone
Monday, January 28: 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Monday, February 04: 6:00pm - 7:00pm, Monday, February 11: 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us on select Mondays at 6 pm for a quick demonstration of how to use some of our equipment. Registration required. Call 330-643-9145 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register.

Business Research Essentials - Thinking of expanding a business?

Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, February 05: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Do you need information on writing a business plan or researching competitors and customers? Join us and learn how to utilize some of the Library’s digital resources to find your answers.

Intro to Coding with Tech Elevator

Firestone Park Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, February 05: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Ever thought about learning to code? Find out if a career in software development might be a path for you.

Business Research Essentials

Main Library - Computer Lab 1
Thursday, February 07: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Are you thinking of starting or expanding a business? Do you need information on writing a business plan or researching competitors and customers?

Hands on Computer Classes

Tallmadge Branch Library - Community Room
Monday, February 11: 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Tuesday, February 12: 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Wednesday, February 13: 2:00pm - 3:00pm, Thursday, February 14: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
No registration is required, however, you must have a ticket to be admitted. 15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start.

Computer Mini-Clinics - Need help with a computer question?

Tallmadge Branch Library
Tuesday, February 12: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
We'll assist you with your computer questions. Please register for this program by calling us at 330-633-4345.

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