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    YOUR VOICE
    MATTERS

    On Wednesday, October 3, gather around a table with friends and neighbors to share ideas. The Library is saving you a seat.

    OnTheTableGreaterAkron
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    ERIC LITWIN
    FAMILY CONCERT

    Friday, October 5, 6:30 pm
    Main Library Auditorium
    60 S. High St.

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    VOTER
    REGISTRATION

    The November election will be here before you know it. Did you know you can register to vote at the library! Register by October 9 at any branch location.

    Voter Registration Form
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    INFORMATION ABOUT
    MEDICARE

    Do you have questions and need current information about Medicare?  These beginning level programs will get you started on the right foot. 

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    BRANCH
    ART PROGRAMS

    Express yourself or learn a new artistic skill at one of these programs.  Please call the branch for details and to register.

    Branch Art Programs-2018

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

Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2018
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 29 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...
IMAGE September is Library Card Sign Up Month
Article Published: September 18, 2018
Looking for a way to transform your life? Today’s libraries offer you the tools you need to expand your knowledge and... Read More...
IMAGE Eric Litwin in Concert
Article Published: September 17, 2018
Friday, October 5 at 6:30 pm at Main Library Auditorium Join us for an evening of fun with Eric Litwin, the song-singing,... Read More...

OnlineChat

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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 18 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 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.

September 2018 Class Schedule | October 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.