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    YOU ARE
    INVITED!

    Our Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19. Read our latest article on the community reception and branch opening.

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
    YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
    FOR TEACHERS

    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    GET YOUR
    PASSPORT HERE

    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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    WANT TO
    PLAY A GAME?

    Are you looking to play cards or board games? These programs are for you!

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    NOW PLAYING AT A
    LIBRARY NEAR YOU

    Looking for something to do? Come join us for a movie 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”.

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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

IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... Read More...
IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... Read More...

OnlineChat

Download the
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

Summer/Fall Paws for Reading

June–December 2017

Practice your reading skills by reading aloud to our doggie pals. Bring a book from home or read one of ours! Not reading yet? Our dogs’ human pals will read to you. This is a great way for children to practice their literacy skills and gain more confidence in reading aloud. Children of all ages are welcome. No registration is needed.

Mondays

Goodyear
June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11, October 9, November 13, December 11
4 pm

Tuesdays

Nordonia Hills
June 13, July 11, August 8, September 12, October 10, November 14, December 12
6:45 pm

North Hill
June 6, 20, July 18, August 1, 15
11:30 am

Wednesdays

Mogadore
August 16, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15
3:30 pm

North Hill
September 13, 27, October 11, 25, November 8, December 13
3 pm

Norton
June 7, 21, July 19, August 2, 16, September 6, 20, October 4, 18, November 1, 15, December 6
4 pm

Thursdays

Northwest Akron
September 7, 21, October 5, 19, November 2, 16, December 7, 21
4 pm

Saturdays

Children’s Library (@ Main Library)
August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9
11 am

Ellet
August 26, September 30, October 28, November 25
Noon

Fairlawn-Bath
August 5, 19, September 2, 16, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2, 16
10:30 am

Firestone Park
September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16
Noon

Green
September 9, October 7, November 4
Noon

Kenmore
August 19, September 16, October 21,November 18, December 16
12:30 pm

Maple Valley
August 12, September 16, October 14, November 11, December 16
2 pm

Northwest Akron
August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
2 pm

Norton
August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16
10:30 am

Portage Lakes
August 5, September 2, October 7, November 11, December 9
2 pm

Richfield
August 5, 19, September 16, October 7, 21, November 4, 18, December 2
10:30 am