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

Join The Club!

You likely wouldn’t be surprised to see a book discussion club/group meeting at the library, but did you know there are so many more opportunities to be a club/group participant at your Akron-Summit County Public Library?

Ellet Branch Library

Needlework: Ellet Needlecrafters
Next Meeting: Monday, January 6, 3:30 pm

Firestone Park Branch Library

Needlework: “Close-Knit” Crochet Group
Next Meeting: Monday, January 13, 6 pm

Green Branch Library

Cookbook Club
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 28, 6:30 pm

Main Library

Akron Inventors Club
Next Meeting: Thursday, January 9, 6 pm

Needlework: Yarn Lovers @ the Library
Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 15, Noon

Maple Valley Branch Library

Sistas Knit 2
Next Meeting: Thursday, January 2, 6:30 pm

Mogadore Branch Library

Cookbook Club
Next Meeting: Thursday, January 30, 6 pm

Needlework: Warm Up Akron
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 14, 3:30 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library

Crafter’s Corner
Next Meeting: Saturday, January 4, 10 am

Needlework: Stitch Clique
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 14, 6 pm

Nordonia Hills Game Time
Next Meeting: Saturday, January 18, 10 am

Socrates Café
Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 8, 6:30 pm

Writers Guild
Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 15, 6:30 pm

North Hill Branch Library

North Hill Needle Crafters
Next Meeting: Monday, January 6, 10:15 am

Northwest Akron Branch Library

Adult Dungeons & Dragons: Northwest Adventurers Guild
Next Meeting: Saturday, January 18, 2 pm

Movie Discussion: Keeping It Reel Movie Club
Next Meeting: Thursday, January 16, 6 pm

Needlework: Embroidery Group
Next Meeting: Wednesday, January 15, 6 pm

Norton Branch Library

Cookbook Club
Next Meeting: Monday, January 13, 6 pm

Portage Lakes Branch Library

Play Mahjong
Next Meeting: Friday, January 10, 1 pm

Puzzle Club
Next Meeting: Thursday, January 2, 6 pm

Richfield Branch Library

Board Game Day
Next Meeting: Saturday, January 11, 10 am

Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library

Needle Arts for All
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 7, 3:30 pm

Tallmadge Branch Library

Knit & Crochet Club
Next Meeting: Thursday, January 2, 3 pm

Vinyl Revival
Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 14, 6 pm