Library News

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 2 pm in Main Library Auditorium

CWestmoreland revWe’re pleased to present Carl Westmoreland, Senior Historian from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati as the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lecturer.

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture is sponsored by the Akron-Summit County Public Library and the Eta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

New Akron Library Mobile App

Take the Library with you anywhere you go with the updated Akron Library mobile app


Akron-Summit County Public Library is pleased to announce a NEW mobile app to make access to your library’s resources even easier! The user-friendly app, built on Communico’s Engage platform, will allow you to do the following from your phone or tablet:

  • Search the catalog: Browse our collection for books, movies, music, audiobooks, eBooks and more
  • My Account: Manage holds, renew items, check fees and fines, and save your digital eCard
  • Branch Locator: Find the nearest branch, view hours, and access click-to-call phone numbers
  • Events: Register for events and add them seamlessly to your calendar
  • Digital Collection: Explore the library’s huge selection of ebooks, digital audiobooks, magazines, movies and music for download or streaming
  • Online Learning: Access free educational resources like, Brain HQ, Transparent Languages, and more
  • Ask Us: Contact the library by phone, chat, or email
  • Social Media: Connect with the library on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and more

Our previous mobile app has been discontinued. It will no longer function as expected and should be uninstalled from your device.

To download the free app, visit the Apple App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and search for “Akron Library.”

Questions or concerns? Please call 330.643.9000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In-person assistance is also available at all library locations.

A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith

The Main Event Speaker Series, an author series featuring prominent voices from the worlds of literature, the arts, politics and journalism, resumes with A Sunday Afternoon with Alexander McCall Smith – Acclaimed and Bestselling Scottish Author on Sunday, November 11 at 2 pm in the Main Library Auditorium.

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