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    CALL FOR
    MAKERS!

    Apply today to be part of the 2018 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, August 22.

    AMMF 2018
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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    MUSIC! MUSIC!
    MUSIC!

    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... Read More...

OnlineChat

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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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Election Day 2017

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7. If you are not registered to vote, you can visit any of our library locations and get registered. To vote in the November election, you'll need to be registered by October 10.

More Election Information

Visit the websites below, chosen by our Business & Government librarians, for current information!

Summit County Board of Elections
Go to your local Summit County Board of Elections for voter information and applications, ballot & precinct lookups and election results.

Ohio Secretary of State
Register to vote and update your registration online.

VoteSmart.org
Project Vote Smart is the place to go for checking out politicians voting records, biographies, positions, ratings, etc. A great site to gather some background info.

FactCheck.org
This group checks to see if statements made by politicians are factual, they dispel false rumors, and they report which groups are backing which candidates. It is a clearinghouse to find out what is true or not.

OpenSecrets.org
How much money have candidates spent on their campaigns? What lobby groups are spending the most for political influence? Who are the top individual contributors to political campaigns? OpenSecrets.org provides these answers along with fascinating additional information.