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    SEARCHING
    THE REPORTER

    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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    ACT
    TEST PREP

    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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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

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

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    GETTING STARTED WITH
    MEDICARE

    Whether you’re new to Medicare or already enrolled, come to an informational program about what you need to know to get started.

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    EXPLORE
    THE UNKNOWN

    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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    FALL
    BOOK SALES

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

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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

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
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

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2017 Akron Sudoku Tournament

Saturday, November 4, 2017
Main Library Meeting Room 2AB, 1-4 pm

Do you Sudoku?

Sudoku enthusiasts compete to complete Sudoku puzzles provided by New York Times editor Will Shortz. The puzzles begin easy and get progressively harder. Prizes are awarded to the top three finalists.

The Tournament:

There are three general rounds, plus a championship round. The rounds are 20 minutes each. The first round will consist of three easy puzzles, the  second round will have two medium puzzles, and the third round will be 1 difficult puzzle. When finished (or when time is up), the puzzles are collected and our judges score them. The three finalists (top three cumulative scores) are announced after the  third round. They then compete in the championship round with the most challenging Sudoku puzzle on the auditorium stage.

It is free to participate. Meeting Room door opens at noon. Parking in the High/Market deck is free on Saturday.

For adults ages 18 and over, please. Registration requested e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 330-643-9015.

Event Flyer:

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