An Akron-Summit County Public Library card helps you connect, create, explore, and learn. You can get a library card at any of our 18 branches and Main Library, or apply for a library card online and get nearly instant access to all of our items and resources!

If you already have a card, but can't remember your barcode, call us at 330-643-9000 for assistance. You can also reset your PIN here.

Apply in Person

Anyone living, working, or attending school in Ohio may visit an ASCPL location to obtain a library card free of charge. Children may obtain a library card with the presence and consent of a parent or legal guardian. When applying for a card in person at any of our 19 library locations, we prefer to see a photo ID with current address. Since that is not always possible, we will accept a photo ID and another form of current address verification, such as a piece of mail. The Library also offers an Educator Card to anyone who teachers or works with students in a Pre-K-12 school, licensed childcare center, or homeschool setting.

Apply Online

Ohio residents can apply below to receive a card number by email. You can use your card number to stream from our digital collection, place holds in our online library catalog, consult our online databases, access online learning resources, and more.

Library Card Application

Please fill out the form below to apply for your free Akron-Summit County Public Library card. If your application is approved, you will receive an email with your library card number and PIN in a few minutes.

By applying for a library card, you agree to the following: I understand that I am the only individual authorized to use this card. I agree to be responsible for this card and for the prompt return of all library materials borrowed on my card. I understand that I will be held responsible for the loss of/or damage to materials borrowed on my card.

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.