Whether checking out the latest bestseller, researching a term paper for school, getting homework help or using the Internet, we have the resources and staff to help you find what you're looking for. We offer free educational programs for all ages.

Don't forget to ask your local librarian - the ultimate search engine. Explore this section and visit your local public library to learn more about the exciting range of new and traditional resources and programs available at your Akron-Summit County Public Library.

Federal Depository Library Program

Federal Government information is made available for free public use in Federal depository libraries located throughout the United States and its territories. FDLP materials are disseminated to these nationwide libraries that, in turn, ensure the public has free access to them, both in print and online. Anyone can visit and access the Akron-Summit County Public Library collection through our Business, Government & Science division, located on the first floor of Main Library.

Health Information Center

Located in the Business, Government & Science division of Main Library, the Health Information Center is more than just a collection of materials. Our staff have committed to provide trustworthy consumer health information to the community in a variety of formats. The goal is to make it easier to find current, authoritative and evidence-based information for library users.

Job & Career

The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides job and career resources through partnerships with OhioMeansJobs and other local organizations.

Non-Profit Resource Center

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is a member of a network of Cooperating Collections of Candid. Through the core collection, provided by Candid, the Library offers free access to information and services to assist you in grant seeking and funding.

Patents & Trademarks

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is a Patent & Trademark Resource Center offering access to resources from the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in a variety of formats.  Our USPTO-trained librarians can get you started in your preliminary patent search and guide you to resources to help you launch a successful business venture.

Project Learn

Project Learn provides Summit County residents with the opportunity to achieve their educational goals by participating in free literacy, GED, college prep and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes and tutoring. By increasing literacy, community members not only improve their lives and the lives of their families but also strengthen and improve our community.

Project Learn of Summit County is committed to providing a learning environment where community members can support one another, learn together and grow into lifelong learners. Project Learn is committed to assisting community members in improving their lives through literacy.

Project Learn provides life-changing opportunities for many people who are on society’s margins. For most, our programs are their last and only opportunity to gain the basic skills that are essential for survival in the 21st Century. Project Learn is an independent agency housed in Main Library.

Educators Lab

The Educators Lab at Main Library is a place to create learning materials and other items for educational purposes. We have a variety of equipment available including Ellison Dies, laminators, and binding machines, and additional learning resources such as STEM and Educational Kits from our Library of Things collection.

Summit Memory

Digital collections of historic Summit County images and documents, produced in collaboration with our partner institutions. Collections include our general photograph collection, digitized atlases of Akron and Summit County, newspaper clippings about local rubber companies, and postcard collections containing hundreds of images of Summit County landmarks. Discover our past and watch us grow for the future!

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.