The Akron-Summit County Public Library depends upon your support for our Levy, on the ballot May 4! If you have questions, you can reach out to us via our Contact page.

Your Library...

  • Welcomes more than 2 million visitors and checks out more than 4.4 million items each year.
  • Serves as a resource for children, students, job seekers and seniors.
  • Provides a robust collection of physical books and digital materials, such as eBooks, downloadable audio, streaming video, and research databases.
  • Delivers critical programs that support early childhood literacy, student success, workforce development, and personal enrichment.
  • Was recently recognized as one of the nation's star libraries by Library Journal.
  • Provided online story times, telephone reference services, and free WiFi outside its buildings during the coronavirus closure.
  • Re-opened all nineteen locations in July, with stringent COVID protection protocols in place for the safety of customers and staff.

About the May 4 Levy

  • The Levy is a renewal, not a new tax.
  • Renewal of the current 1.9 mill Levy for six years will continue to support programs, services, materials, and operations.
  • Levy funds comprise 55% of the Library's budget. Without Levy funds, the Library will be forced to make devastating reductions in hours, staffing, collections, and programming.
  • The Levy will continue to cost the owner of a $100,000 home less than $4.25 a month.