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Akron-Summit County Public Library is currently monitoring the status of the COVID-19 situation in Ohio, and its impact on libraries in Summit County. We have been tracking information from Summit County Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health, the Center for Disease Control, and the World Health Organization.

We continue to follow best hygiene practices for workplaces – including regularly cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in our buildings, making hand sanitizer available to staff and customers, and encouraging frequent hand-washing.

Our Library locations are open and maintaining regular business hours. We are developing staffing and service models should we need to reduce services or hours at any of our locations. We commit to keeping the public informed of any changes to our scheduled events. 

Since the virus is not currently widespread in Summit County, we have chosen to continue to offer programs as scheduled. We encourage any concerned customers, especially those in high-risk populations, to stay home if they are feeling ill or are simply concerned about potential exposure.

If our customers choose to remain at home, we encourage them to take advantage of our online library resources.

  • Listen to digital audiobooks with Hoopla, RBdigital, and OverDrive
  • Enjoy digital magazines with RBDigital and Flipster
  • Watch movies and TV with Hoopla, Kanopy, and RBDigital
  • Read ebooks with Hoopla and OverDrive
  • Stay connected with our mobile app
  • And more:

We will post announcements on our website,, and on social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). We will continue to communicate any further updates to the Library system because of COVID-19.