Due to a sta­ff shortage related to COVID-19, the Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library is temporarily closed to the public. All other ASCPL locations remain open.

Library News

METRO RTA to offer free rides to Akron-Summit County Public Library cardholders on first Thursday of every month

Beginning Thursday, September 3, passengers on line-service routes can ride free when they show their Akron-Summit County Public Library card to the bus operator upon boarding. Up to two children, age 5 and under, can ride free with an adult showing a valid library card. Free rides are not valid on METRO SCAT/Paratransit, Call-A-Bus, or NCX.

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Library trustees endorse plan to reduce personnel costs

Akron OH – Beginning Monday, April 13, the Library will use a limited number of staff to support its digital services and necessary operations. Library trustees endorsed a personnel cost reduction plan that will result in furloughing 339 library employees. Last month, Library administrators reduced planned expenditures in other areas of the Library’s 2020 budget and announced a selective hiring freeze.

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Online Library Card Now Available

No Akron-Summit County Public Library card? No problem! Apply for a card online and start using the Library’s digital resources. Stream movies, download ebooks and audiobooks, consult a database, take courses online and so much more. This option is available for individuals 18 and older who live, work or attend school in Ohio. When you are ready to upgrade and borrow materials in person, bring your photo ID to any of the Library’s locations and update your card.

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