The Portage Lakes Branch Library will be closed on Thursday, 9/28, for parking lot construction.
We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing you soon.
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    GET YOUR FREE
    LIBRARY CARD

    Libraries are family destinations that embrace every generation. Join the fun and get your library card today.

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    ACT
    TEST PREP

    With the right test preparation and practice, your student can turn in their best ACT scores. Learn how the library can assist you.

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    GETTING STARTED WITH
    MEDICARE

    Whether you’re new to Medicare or already enrolled, come to an informational program about what you need to know to get started.

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    EXPLORE
    THE UNKNOWN

    Have you seen, heard or believe something that is not explained? Several upcoming library programs will discuss these phenomena. How much of this is real? We’ll let you decide.

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    FALL
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    Gently used books, music, movies, and more available at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the Friends of the Library.

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    NAVIGATING
    TODAY'S NEWS

    Spin, satire, fake, and plain old bad reporting? Join us at 6 pm on September 25 at Highland Square for a panel discussion on reading the news with a critical eye.

    News Roundtable Program
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    FREEING
    THE FALLS

    Join us as we examine the interwoven story of the gorge dam, the Cuyahoga River and Gorge Metro Park on September 25 at 6 pm - Main Library.

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    CALL FOR
    MAKERS!

    Apply today to be part of the 2017 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted between September 11 - October 14.

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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”.

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, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...
2017 Main Event Speaker Series Announced
Article Published: September 07, 2017
An author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism. The Main Event... Read More...
Portage Lakes Lot Construction
Article Published: August 28, 2017
Starting today, parking lot construction has begun at Portage Lakes Branch Library. Read More...

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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

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Public Service Assistant II

Date: July 24, 2017
Location:
  Public Services**
**The individual hired for this position will be deployed in various Library agencies, including Main and all branches, as needed on a daily basis.
Hours: Full-time (37.5), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 7, $13.65/hour

Responsibilities:

Assists customers in the routine selection and location of library materials and in utilizing library technology; answers routine reference questions; registers borrowers; performs routine circulation duties; maintains circulation records; collects fines and charges for payment of lost materials; monitors floating collections; performs collection maintenance and merchandising tasks; performs opening and closing routines; performs a variety of clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

An interest in and aptitude for library work; willingness to learn professional library techniques; good customer-relation skills, including a pleasing personality and ability to work well with others; record-keeping ability; ability to perform simple typing/PC tasks with reasonable speed and accuracy; ability to handle delivery bags and crates and push book carts loaded with materials, with or without reasonable accommodation; customer service experience and completion of two years of college required; previous library work experience and possession of a bachelor’s degree preferred. Valid Ohio Driver’s License is required with reliable transportation to all agencies within the Library system.

Application Deadline

August 7, 2017

For consideration, applicants must either submit a resume or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001

THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Job Listings Hotline: 330-643-9105 | TTY:330-643-9005