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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    CELEBRATE THE
    FREEDOM TO READ

    Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to express ideas. Check out our selection of these titles.

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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.

    Medicare Programs 2017
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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
    BOOK SALES

    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.

    Photo of Gorge Dam in Cuyahoga Falls
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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

Visit the Main Library Page

Tax References

Take Steps Now for the 2016 Tax Filing Season

The IRS has launched a "Get Ready" communications and outreach campaign to educate as many taxpayers as possible about steps they can take regarding changes that could affect their ability to timely file their tax returns and get their refunds as quickly as possible.

To get ready for your 2016 tax season, visit www.irs.gov/getready.

When you get your Form W-2 in early 2017, you may notice a new entry – a 16-digit verification code. This is part of an effort conducted by the Internal Revenue Service to protect taxpayers and strengthen anti-fraud efforts…For 2017, the IRS and its partners in the payroll service provider industry will place the code on 50 million Forms W-2. This is up from two million forms in 2016…The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry – partners in combating identity theft – ask for your help in their efforts. Working in partnership with you, we can make a difference.

To learn more about the 16-digit verification code, visit www.irs.gov/individuals/taxes-security-together.

Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit Program (EITC)

The EITC Program provides free tax preparation to working low-income individuals and families by trained and certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. The Akron Summit Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program is administered by Akron Summit Community Action, Inc.

Vist the Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. website to learn more about this program.

More Tax Information

There are numerous free options available for taxpayers to obtain tax products, tax preparation and assistance in filing their tax returns with forms and instructions available online. We've provided several links below for your convenience:


All Akron-Summit County Public Library locations will have paper copies of a limited number of popular forms available for free. Many libraries also have a master book of current Federal forms available for reproduction. Library staff can assist you in finding and printing tax forms, although legal and ethical codes prohibit staff from giving income tax advice or opinions. Normal printing and copy fees will apply to all tax forms printed from the internet or photocopied.