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    Join us October 25 at 6:30 to learn about the digitization of our collection of Akron’s African-American newspaper, The Reporter.

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    With the right test preparation and practice, your student can turn in their best ACT scores. Learn how the library can assist you.

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    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

    It's Gametime in Ohio programs
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    Whether you’re new to Medicare or already enrolled, come to an informational program about what you need to know to get started.

    Medicare Programs 2017
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    Have you seen, heard or believe something that is not explained? Several upcoming library programs will discuss these phenomena. How much of this is real? We’ll let you decide.

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    Gently used books, music, movies, and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

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

New & Notable


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


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

Digital Media

Library News

Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...
2017 Main Event Speaker Series Announced
Article Published: September 07, 2017
An author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism. The Main Event... Read More...

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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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

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Teens - Volunteer At A Library Near You

Ellet Branch Library
Monday, July 31, 10 am-help with the summer reading program carnival.

Main Library
Volunteen Day Thursday, July 20, 2-4 pm

Nordonia Hills Branch Library
Tuesdays, June 13, 27, July 11, 25, August 8,22, 3:30 pm-a variety of volunteer activities.

Northwest Akron BranchNorthwest Akron Branch
Friday, June 9, 4 pm-orientation program to volunteer as a Mind, Body, & Sole summer reading volunteer.

Portage Lakes Branch Library
Friday, May 26, 4:30 pm and Tuesday, May 30 6 pm-orientation meetings.
Mondays, June 19, July 17, 5:30-7:30 pm-engage in a variety of volunteer activities.

Richfield Branch Library
Interested in volunteering at the library this summer? Come to one of the ½ hour VolunTEEN Training sessions. Sessions will be held on:
Friday, June 2, 2:00 pm
Monday, June 5 at 11 am and 2 pm
Tuesday, June 6 at 2 pm or 7 pm
Wednesday, June 7 at 12 noon or 3 pm

Find out more about these programs by visiting our Events calendar today.