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    YOUR VOICE
    MATTERS

    On Wednesday, October 3, gather around a table with friends and neighbors to share ideas. The Library is saving you a seat.

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    ERIC LITWIN
    FAMILY CONCERT

    Friday, October 5, 6:30 pm
    Main Library Auditorium
    60 S. High St.

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    INFORMATION ABOUT
    MEDICARE

    Do you have questions and need current information about Medicare?  These beginning level programs will get you started on the right foot. 

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    BRANCH
    ART PROGRAMS

    Express yourself or learn a new artistic skill at one of these programs.  Please call the branch for details and to register.

    Branch Art Programs-2018

NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable

DATABASES

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

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2018
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 29 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...
IMAGE September is Library Card Sign Up Month
Article Published: September 18, 2018
Looking for a way to transform your life? Today’s libraries offer you the tools you need to expand your knowledge and... Read More...
IMAGE Eric Litwin in Concert
Article Published: September 17, 2018
Friday, October 5 at 6:30 pm at Main Library Auditorium Join us for an evening of fun with Eric Litwin, the song-singing,... Read More...

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Locations & Hours


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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: 1 pm - 5 pm

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

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Student Assistants

The Akron-Summit County Public Library hires young adults to perform general shelving tasks in the Main Library and branches.

General Duties:

  • Sorts and returns library materials to their proper place on the shelves
  • Reads shelves for correctness of arrangement of materials
  • Shifts shelves where necessary, as directed
  • Checks for missing and/or damaged materials
  • Lifts, bends, and climbs as associated with shelving routines
  • Performs various tasks assigned by professional Library staff

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 14 years of age and eligible for a Work Permit.
  • Must be a full-time student and be available to work between 10-20 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.
  • Must be detail-oriented, have the ability to work with a high level of accuracy, the ability to work well with others, the ability to lift 25 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation, and the ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions.

To Apply:

If interested in working only at Main Library:

Applications will be accepted at the Main Library's Administration reception desk on the 3rd floor from Monday - Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

If interested in working only at a branch library:

Applications for Student Assistant positions at our 17 branch locations may be returned during regular branch hours to the branch location in which the student would like to work. Students will receive consideration for opportunities at the branch in which the application was returned. Applications may be submitted at several branches simultaneously.

If interested in working at either Main Library or a branch library:

In order to be considered for positions at both Main and branches, applications must be submitted at Main and at any branch location in which the student would like to work.

Student Assistants are not eligible for employee benefits.