The Akron-Summit County Public Library offers more than a paycheck. We offer an attractive benefit package based on an employee’s position classification and the number of hours worked per week.

Regular full-time and part-time employees are eligible for the following benefits:

BenefitWhat's Available
  • Medical
  • Prescription drug
  • Dental Vision
  • Health Reimbursement Account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (health, dependent/elder care, transportation)
  • Ancillary products (cancer, accident, short-/long-term disability)
  • Life insurance (paid 100% by Library)
Vacation Leave 6 to 25 vacation days annually depending upon length of service, professional status, and full-time/part-time status
Sick Leave Up to 169 hours of annual sick leave for full-time employees (pro-rated for part-time employees)
Holiday Leave Eleven annual paid holidays (including your birthday and two floating holidays)
Employee Assistance Program
  • Confidential short-term counseling or problem-solving and referral to appropriate services
  • 24/7/365 help via phone or online chat
  • Health and wellness services
  • Legal services
  • Financial services
Deferred Compensation Program
  • Employee contributory supplemental retirement investment on a payroll deduction basis
  • Direct payroll deductions available
Professional Memberships Membership in job-related professional association reimbursed at 50% of membership cost, up to $100 annually
Professional Certifications Job-related certification reimbursed at 50% of membership cost, up to $100 per certification period
Parking Stipend Up to $35 per month for employees who work at the Main Library
Wellness Reimbursement Up to $100 reimbursed annually for approved wellness activities (gym membership, yoga, race registrations, etc.)


All employees are eligible for the following benefits:

BenefitWhat's Available
Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Job shadowing
  • Annual paid Staff Development Day
Akron Marathon Paid registration for participation in the Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Relay
Credit Union Membership Eligibility to join the Towpath Credit Union

Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.