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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)



Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

New & Notable


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


Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

IMAGE Celebrate National Library Week April 8-14, 2018 with the theme “Libraries Lead.”
Article Published: March 20, 2018
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Article Published: March 02, 2018
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Article Published: February 05, 2018
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Locations & Hours

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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Tax References

All participating library locations that were offering AARP tax preparation for this year have already been scheduled.

Below you will find other local tax prep options to consider:

The University of Akron - George W. Daverio School of Accountancy

College of Business Administration
259 South Broadway, Room 106
Akron, OH  44325 

Beginning: Saturday, February 3, 2018 and running through April 14, 2018
Days & Hours: Saturdays  9:00 am to 5:00 pm (People should arrive by 4:00 pm.)
Walk-ins, no appointments necessary. Income limit is $54,000.
(NOTE: No tax preparation services on March 31, 2018, because of Spring Break)

Akron Summit Community Action, Inc. 

670 West Exchange Street, Akron 44302
(Call 1.866.861.6401 for an appointment and location.)

Beginning Saturday, February 3, 2018
Open Lab:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm & Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
(This is for individuals who want to use MyFreeTaxes.com and utilize this web-based software to prepare/e-file their federal and state taxes at no cost.)
There will also be six “Super Saturday” events:

Super Saturdays (no appointment is needed - walk-ins only)
February 3, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street
February 10, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street
February 10, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 5:00 pm University of Akron - 259 S Broadway
February 17, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street
February 17, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 5:00 pm University of Akron - 259 S Broadway
February 24, 2018 Saturday 9:00am to 3:00 pm ASCA - 670 West Exchange Street

Open M

941 Princeton St, Akron, OH 44311
Call 330.434.0110 for appointment.

Beginning: February 1, 2018 through April 12, 2018
Appointments on Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Twinsburg Public Library

10050 Ravenna Rd., Twinsburg, OH 44087
Call 330.425.4268 for appointment

Registration (in-person and by phone) for AARP tax help appointments begins Tuesday, January 30, 2018.
Beginning Tuesday, February 6 and are held on Tuesdays & Wednesdays throughout the tax season.

United Way of Summit County

Call any of the following numbers in order to make an appointment and get the location:

211 (Summit County Info Line)
330.762.7601 and press “0” after recording begins

Beginning: January 29, 2018 through April 15, 2018
Appointments are being offered Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm and on Saturdays from 9:00 am to noon.

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: