Choose your search option
  • Twitter icon graphic

    FREE
    COVID-19 TEST KITS

    The Library is distributing free COVID-19 test kits by appointment at five locations while supplies last. Read our blog for details and locations.

    woman on laptop reading about COVID-19 test
  • Twitter icon graphic

    VIRTUAL
    STORY TIMES

    Share books, rhymes, and songs with your library friends.

    Mother & daughter looking at a laptop together
  • Twitter icon graphic

    ASIAN AMERICAN
    VOICES

    Recommended picture books to honor, celebrate, and uplift Asian American voices, cultures, and experiences.

    montage of children books
  • Twitter icon graphic

    DIAL A
    STORY

    Listen to pre-recorded stories, poems, riddles, and jokes read by ASCPL librarians!

    father and daughter listen to phone together
  • Twitter icon graphic

    SAME-DAY
    SELECT

    Give your nearest library branch a call and we’ll see what’s on our shelves today! It’s like personal shopping the Library way—and it’s free.

    hand grabbing book from a shelf
  • Twitter icon graphic

    SEED SHARING
    LIBRARY

    “Borrow” local appropriate heirloom seeds for your garden!

    seed sharing catalog
  • Twitter icon graphic

    CELEBRATE NATIONAL
    POETRY MONTH

    Open your mind. Open your heart. Open your life. Let poetry be your key. Read a poem this month.

    Poetry Month

graphic representing ASCPL Outside Pick-Up Service

graphic representing ASCPL New & Notable

graphic representing ASCPL Digital Media services

Latest Library Tweet

COVID-19 Information

For the latest information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Library recommends these reliable online resources:
Summit County Public Health
Ohio Department of Health
US Center for Disease Control
World Health Organization
Coronovirus Research Database
US Government Response to COVID-19

Locations & Hours


Akron-Summit County Public Library Main Library

Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

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: CLOSED

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

Visit the Main Library Page

View All Locations

Holiday Cooking & Crafting

Last Minute Gifts - A Make-It-Take-It Program

Monday, December 23: 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Main Library - Children's Library Programming Room
Join us for this make-it-take-it craft program and make some last-minute gifts for your loved ones.

Junior Chef

Monday, December 23: 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ellet Branch Library - Community Room
Children in grades K-5 are invited to mix up no bake treats. Fourth Monday of each month from 3:45-4:45 pm. Registration requested. December 23: Santa & His Reindeer-YUM! Marshmallow Snowmen and more!