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    CALL FOR
    MAKERS!

    Apply today to be part of the 2018 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, August 22.

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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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    MUSIC! MUSIC!
    MUSIC!

    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at 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”.

New & Notable

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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... 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

Visit the Main Library Page

Online Learning

The library offers a variety of online learning resources for our patrons. Using these tools, you can learn about the latest technology for web development and software, study a new language or get homework help from a live tutor. These resources are available for use in the library, at home or on the go. Click on any of the links below and sign in using your library card number.

BrainHQ

BrainHQ has more than two dozen brain-training exercises organized into six categories: attention, brain speed, memory, people skills, intelligence, and navigation. It works on computers and mobile devices.

KnowledgeCity

KnowledgeCity is an online training platform that offers over 12,000 video tutorials in business skills, computer software, and safety compliance.

Learning Express Library

Learning Express Library provides an interactive online collection of practice tests and tutorial courses to help patrons, students, and adult learners succeed on the academic or licensing tests they must pass. Practice tests include: Military, Nursing, Real Estate, Ohio Civil Service, Fire Fighter, EMS, Law Enforcement, Teaching, GED, ACT, SAT, GRE, TOEFL /US Citizenship.

Lynda.com

Providing access to over 6,000 online courses and more than 250,000 video tutorials teaching business, software, technology and creative skills.

Transparent Languages

Over 100 foreign language courses are available that can help you learn languages including French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. There’s also an ESL component that provides English language learning to speakers of over 25 different languages.

Tutor.com

This service provides live online tutoring for students and adults. It’s available from 3pm to 11pm daily offering homework help and test preparation for students of all ages as well career assistance.

Research

The Akron-Summit County Public Library maintains various research tools for patrons at all Library locations. Browse our databases, either alphabetically or by subject or learn about our community through our genealogy and local history sections from our Special Collections dept.