Due to the uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, Stem Kits can neither be checked out, nor placed on hold, at this time. If you currently have a Stem Kit checked out – please continue enjoying it; if you have placed a hold on a Stem Kit – your hold expiration date has been extended, preserving your spot in the holds queue. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
The Akron Summit County Main Library in partnership with the Akron Public Schools and the Ohio STEM Learning Network is part of a grant from the EXL Center to place STEM materials in classrooms.
|Item Type||Item Limit||Loan Period||Fines (per day)|
|Stem Kit||3||14 days||$10 and record blocked|
These kits are available to teachers and home school parents only. Proof of this status will be required each time a kit is borrowed. For teachers, a school ID and photo ID or Akron Summit County Public Library card are required. For home school parents proof of home school affiliation and photo ID or Akron Summit County Public Library card are required. For University of Akron students who are student teaching a school ID with the designated sticker given to you at the beginning of your student teaching program.
Customers may reserve individual Kits by contacting the Science and Technology desk in person or by telephone. A customer may have a maximum of 3 holds on STEM kits at any one time. STEM kits can be checked out for 2 weeks. Reservation of these kits is done only by the Science and Technology Division so that we can schedule sets in advance. Sets are in high demand so please plan ahead. Please call 330-643-9075 to place a hold or to inquire about STEM kits. A list of STEM Kits can be found in the Science and Technology Division at Main Library or search STEM Kits in the library catalog to see a list of resources.
Due to the anticipated demand and the limited number of items, the STEM Kits cannot be renewed.
Borrowing privileges will be suspended when the amount of unpaid fines reaches $10.00. Late return of STEM kits will result in the patron’s record becoming blocked, which will include requesting and renewing of materials as well as use of a library computer. Please call Science and Technology if you are unable to return items on time, 330-643-9075.