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.

Resources

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

As a service to customers of the Akron-Summit County Public Library and area residents, 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.

Resources for Early Childhood Educators (RECE Lab)

The Early Childhood Resource Lab (RECE) 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.

Booklists

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

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.

TechZone

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

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.

 

Tutor.com

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.

Science Projects

High school and middle school students and parents can learn all about it at these free clinics sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library, the Akron Council of Engineering and Scientific Societies (ACESS), and the NEOH STEM Alliance.

Digital Media

Libby

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

Hoopla

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

Kanopy

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

Tumblebooks

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.