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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!

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    Looking for something magical this summer? Join us as a variety of magicians entertain and mezmerize you at several upcoming branch programs.

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    Come celebrate Norton's 50th anniverary on Wednesday, June 19 from 6:00pm - 7:00pm.

    Norton Branch Location
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    Join us as we celebrate 15 years in our "new" building serving the people of North Hill on Thursday, June 20 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    North Hill branch location


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?

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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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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.