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    Come explore aspects of nature that are all around us. Learn how to work with the iNaturalist app to record and learn about flora and fauna in your backyard.

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    Saturday, April 27, 2018
    10 am - 4 pm
    Main Library Auditorium

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    1 in 6 Northeast Ohians struggle with hunger. You can help the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank by donating food at your local library branch location.

    Harvest for Hunger 2019 campaign
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    Discover a wide variety of poets and poems from the Akron-Summit County Public Library collection during this literary celebration.

    Poetry Week
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    LET'S GO

    Enjoy free films at a library near you!



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 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...
Library of Things at the Akron-Summit County Public Library
Article Published: February 25, 2019
Libraries have been loaning books for it seems like forever, and music and DVDs for just about as long.  But,... 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

Teen Advisory Board (TAB)

Teen Advisory Board

Odom Boulevard Branch Library - Conference Room
Tuesday, March 12: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
We will meet at 3:30 pm to discuss plans for upcoming library programs and have a little fun.

Teen Advisory Board

Main Library - Teen Meeting Room
Tuesday, March 12: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Need volunteer hours for school? Help the library improve services to teens.

Teen Advisory Board

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library - McDowell Community Room
Monday, March 18: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Help plan library programs, recommend library materials, and decorate the teen area. Hourly meetings count as volunteer hours.

Teen Advisory Board

Goodyear Branch Library - Teen Area
Tuesday, March 19: 5:00pm - 6:00pm
For ages 12-18. Join our advisory board. We will meet to brainstorm ideas and/or decorate the Teen/Tween Space.

Teen Advisory Board

Nordonia Hills Branch Library - Fenton Room
Saturday, March 23: 11:00am - 1:00pm
Join us one Saturday a month from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Some of the projects we’ll be making include library decorations, shelves, and toys for Akron Children’s Hospital.

Teen Advisory Board

Norton Branch Library - Community Room
Tuesday, March 26: 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Volunteer to help the Library. Last Tuesday of the month at 4 pm.

Teen Advisory Board

Main Library - Teen Meeting Room
Tuesday, March 26: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Need volunteer hours for school? Help the library improve services to teens.

Teen Advisory Board

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library - Meeting Room
Thursday, March 28: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Try new things, talk about your interests, and be creative.