The Akron-Summit County Public Library is comprised of Main Library in downtown Akron, 17 branch locations in the City of Akron and in Summit County, two bookmobiles, and a van that provides cart-based service to lobbies of residential buildings. Main Library is the home of the administrative offices. The Library provides access to nearly 2 million items in its collection and, through the SearchOhio and OhioLINK consortia, to more than 75 million items in the collections of member public libraries and Ohio's college and university libraries.
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Population of Legal Service Area: 377,588
Visitors to library facilities: 2.5 million
Registered borrowers: 282,917
Program attendance: 258,563
Items available (Books, CDs, DVDs): 1.7 million
Library Items Borrowed: 4.9 million
To review all of our current library statistics, download our 2016 Akron-Summit County Public Library Fact Sheet .
With the Main Library in downtown Akron, two bookmobiles, a Mobile Service van, and 17 branch locations throughout Summit County the system has 21 physical public service outlets. Main Library is 270,000 square feet and the average branch size is 12,000 square feet. (Old branch library locations averaged 4,000 - 4,500 sq. ft.) Total square feet for Main and Branch Libraries: 442,807.
The Main Library provides numerous community spaces including a 425-seat auditorium, computer training labs, and a bookstore operated by the Friends of Main Library. Branch library meeting rooms are available for non-profit and community groups.