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Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 3:00 pm | CALL-IN NUMBER – 1-415-655-0003 | Meeting Number 191 761 389
Board of Trustees Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 28 at 4:00 pm | CALL-IN NUMBER – 1-415-655-0003 | Meeting Number 198 856 307

Akron Main Library's atrium and auditorium from Main Street

Main Library

During the Library closure, we are not accepting any books/materials donations at this time.

60 South High Street
Akron, Ohio 44326

Phone: 330.643.9000

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Main Library and its Divisions are temporarily closed.

Drive-up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day.

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A Social Story for each of our Library locations is available through the KultureCity app.

Upcoming Branch Programs

To search for specific location programs, activities and age groups, check out our Events Calendar.


About Main Library

Main Library, located in the heart of downtown Akron, combines compelling public space with meaningful and relevant public library services for all members of our community. Since opening in 2004, the downtown library welcomes more than one million visitors each year.

Subject divisions include: Business & Government, Culture & AV, Magazines & Newspapers, Science & Technology, Special Collections (local history & genealogy), Teen, and a 12,000 square feet Children's Library.

Special services available at Main Library include: a Patent & Trademark Resource Center; U.S. Passport and Notary services; a Microbusiness Center; a Maker Space; a resource lab for early childhood educators; and regularly scheduled computer training classes. Also available at Main Library are more than 125 public access computers, color photocopiers/printers, laminating, scanning, faxing, and free Wi-Fi.

Specialized spaces include a 425-seat auditorium, public meeting rooms, and a used bookstore. An interior glass block walkway leads to a 600-space parking garage owned by the City of Akron. An outdoor amphitheater and landscaped park complete the complex.



There are four convenient parking lots located just a short walk to Main Library:

  • High & Market Deck (across from the Akron Art Museum)
  • Super Block Garage
  • Cascade Parking Garage
  • John S. Knight Center Parking