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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

Visit the Main Library Page

Nature Photography and the iNaturalist App

154 originalUse your smartphone's camera and the iNaturalist app to record the nature in your own neighborhood and be a citizen scientist. Photographer Joan Crookston teams up with librarian (and nature lover) Michele McNeal to teach you how to maximize your phone's camera and the nature-identifying app, iNaturalist, to be a contributing Citizen Scientist. Get ready to participate in the City Nature Challenge and the Akron-Summit County Public Library's fall Bioblitz, or just learn for fun. 

This upcoming program will be held at the following locations:

Nordonia Hills Branch Library*
Conference Room
Monday, April 15: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Fairlawn-Bath Branch Library
McDowell Community Room
Wednesday, April 17: 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Mogadore Branch Library*
Community Room
Wednesday, April 24: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Main Library*
Meeting Room 2AB
Monday, April 29: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Community Room
Wednesday, May 01: 6:00pm - 7:00pm

* registration is requested for this location