The Library offers opportunities for you to create, connect, explore and learn! Build your resume with new job skills, get reading recommendations, create something in our TechZone, access our digital collection from home, and so much more.


Educator Card

An Educator Card allows easy access to Library materials for educators to use in their classrooms. This card is available to anyone who teaches or works with students in a Pre-K-12 school, licensed childcare center, or homeschool setting. To sign up for an Educator Card, bring a current photo ID, proof of current address (if address on ID is not current), and proof of educator status to any of our 19 Library locations.

Test Administration

The Library provides test administration services free of charge. Library employees will administer tests and examinations only according to the following guidelines and associated procedures. Please contact the Main Library Teen Department for more information This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330.643.9067.

Educators Lab

The Educators Lab is housed in the Children’s Library at Main Library. The Lab houses equipment for use by Teachers, Childcare Providers, Home School Families, and Education Students to create learning materials and other items.

STEM and Educational Kits

Each kit includes educational materials for a variety of ages, for example, felt board stories and rhymes, musical instruments, parachutes, snap circuits, and building kits. These materials are within our Library of Things collection.

Books in Boxes

Each Books in Boxes set consists of 35 copies of one title, packed in a box and checked out as a unit. These sets are perfect for teachers, who would like multiple copies of the same book so that each student may have their own book to read independently.

Teen Classroom Sets

Check out classroom sets of 35 books for use in your classroom. Titles are age-appropriate for students in grades 6-12. Sets are bookable and may be borrowed for up to 6 weeks.

Local History Resources

Our collections include many primary and secondary resources for students and teachers who are planning lessons related to our community’s history.

Big Picture Books

These oversized picture books are great read-a-louds when sharing stories with children in group settings.


Your librarians have compiled bibliographies PDFs that can be downloaded and printed to share with your students.

Notable Authors and Illustrators

Individualized Library Services


Dial-A-Story offers free pre-recorded stories, poems, riddles, and jokes read by your favorite ASCPL Staff. Call 234.274.4400 and choose the recording you would like to hear from the menu.


Public access computers and the Library’s makerspace are on the Main Library’s 1st floor in the TechZone. TechZone includes a laser engraver, vinyl printer, recording studios, and much more.

Research Tools & Homework Help


Databases are digital collections of newspaper and magazine articles, books, and journals that offer reputable information on a variety of topics. These resources can be used for homework assignments, writing papers, and exploring interests.

Free online tutoring is available for students of all ages. Connect virtually with a real person to get homework help, submit a paper for review and editing help, or access ACT and SAT study guides and practice tests. Available 12 pm-12 am daily.

Digital Media


Discover thousands of e-books, digital magazines, and digital audiobooks for all ages.


Gain access to e-books, digital audiobooks, television shows, movies, and digital comics through Hoopla.


Kanopy Kids provides access to popular and award-winning content for children.


Provides hundreds of animated e-books, audiobooks, and language learning books for children in preschool through grade school.

Contact Us

We have librarians at 18 branches and Main Library ready to help you and your students access our resources, WiFi, computers, and much more.

Our Mission: The Akron-Summit County Public Library provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.