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    FEATURING
    ART ON LOAN

    ASCPL and the Akron Art Museum have collaborated in a new program which lends works of art to Summit County residents with a library card.

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
    YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
    FOR TEACHERS

    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS
    NOW AVAILABLE

    To be considered for our upcoming Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, April 28, 2018, applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 10.

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    GET YOUR
    PASSPORT HERE

    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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    WELCOMING
    POLLINATORS

    Get the latest buzz on pollinators at these upcoming Library programs.

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    GET
    MOVING

    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... Read More...
IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... Read More...

OnlineChat

Download the
Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

Visit the Main Library Page

Mobile Printing

Our Mobile Printing service allows you to print to a library printer from your computer, laptop, or mobile device from inside or outside the Library. On your way to an important interview and need to print your resume? No problem. You can send your document to a Library printer and pick it up on your way! You can print documents, images, and PDF's or print directly from the Internet.

Printing from a Computer or Laptop

  • Visit http://mobileprint.akronlibrary.org*
  • Select the printer & location you wish to print to
  • Choose a file to upload or input a web site URL
  • Enter a Release Code and click Continue
  • Enter your Release Code at the Print Release Station and pick up your document from the printer

*Note: You may use the links on this page to install the desktop printing client on your computer or laptop. This will allow you to print to a Library printer as if it were a local printer.

Printing from a Mobile Device

  • Visit http://mobileprint.akronlibrary.org/cps/ or
  • Install the PrinterOn App, available in most app stores
  • Search and select the appropriate printer
  • Choose a file to upload or input a web site URL
  • Enter a Release Code and click Continue
  • Enter your Release Code at the Print Release Station and pick up your document from the printer

Printing Costs, Etc.

  • Cost is $0.05 for Black & White or $0.25 for Color (per page)
  • Printing is available in Letter (8.5''x11") paper size
  • Print jobs remain in the queue for 3 hours, after which they are permanently deleted


For questions regarding mobile printing, please visit or call the TechZone@Main (330-643-9145).

 

Assistive Services

Akron-Summit County Public library and its 17 branch locations provides a variety of accessible services for people with disabilities.

Vision Assistance

Large-print and Audiobooks

Large-print books and audiobooks can be reserved at our online library catalog or call the reference desk at any of our 17 branch locations to find out more. Audiobooks can also be downloaded from the Digital Media section of the library's website.

Homebound Assistance

Library Express Delivery Service (LEDS)

You may have difficulty in getting to the Library on a regular basis. Perhaps you are recuperating from an illness, are homebound, or caring for a family member who isn’t well and can’t get out. If you need us, we can offer you service by mail to you at your home.

Visit the LEDS page to learn more about this important service.

Hearing Assistance

Sign language interpreters

To make accommodations for an event or class, please contact the event branch location for more information on this service.  To inquire about any of these assistive services, please ask any staff member to learn more.

Library Computers

Public computers are available at all library locations and are accessible with a valid Akron-Summit County Public Library card. You may use a computer for 60-minutes. If no one is waiting, time may be extended to a maximum of two hours per day. We recommend using the Reservation Station to reserve a computer when the library is busy.

WiFi access is available in all library locations.

The Internet Access and Safety Policy applies to the use of public computers and wireless access at the library.

Software Available

All public computers have:

  • Microsoft Office Suite 2007 (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Microsoft Publisher 2003
  • Libre Office Suite
  • Chrome
  • Internet Explorer
  • Adobe Reader

Select computers in the TechCenter@Main on the first floor of Main Library have:

  • Publisher 2007
  • Access 2007
  • WinWay Resume software
  • Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing
  • Computer Training Labs have Microsoft Office Suite 2013
  • OverDrive Media Console – allows touch screen browsing and sampling of OverDrive digital media titles

Printing

You may print from library computers or your wireless device while in the library.

  • Black and white, 5¢ per side
  • Color, 25¢ per side
  • Cash only. Our printers accept coins and $1 bills

Scanning

We offer free scanning to USB or email using the copier\printer. Printing charges apply.

In addition, the Technology Center on the first floor of Main Library has a Simple Scan Station that allows free scanning to USB or email. If you have questions regarding Library Computers, call your local branch library or the Main Library Technology Center at 330-643-9145.

Saving Your Work

We recommend that you save your work to a USB flash drive (available for a fee at the circulation desk.)

Computer Training

Akron-Summit County Public Library offers free computer classes. Taking computer classes will help give you the competitive edge you need in today's job market. Knowledge of the most in-demand Microsoft Office software applications can increase your chances of landing the job you want and improving your earning potential.

Print a copy of the schedule below or pick one up at your branch location. All classes are 1.5 hours in length. Space is limited and some classes may fill quickly.

February 2018 Class Schedule | March 2018 Class Schedule


Branch Library Classes

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted. 15 tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to class start.

Main Library Classes

No registration is required, however you must have a ticket to be admitted to a class. 15 tickets will be available at the first floor security desk one half-hour prior to class start. Class size is limited to 15.

Other Training Options

Don’t see anything that fits your needs or don't have time to come to a class? Check out Lynda.com and browse their library of video tutorials covering topics from game design, photography, and programming.