The library system and library catalog hardware experienced a series of failures on Thursday and proved unrecoverable on site. Disks have been sent off site to our vendor for reconstruction. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please be assured our vendor is doing their best to get us up and running as soon as they can.

Library Services affected by hardware failure

  • UA Libraries Catalog searching
  • OhioLINK requesting from the UA Libraries Catalog
  • Access to My Library Account

Access to Electronic Resources, ILLiad, and Lib-Guides are unaffected by this hardware failure.

To locate UA Library material in OhioLINK, go to OhioLINK and type in your search criteria and in the Add Limits box, select The University of Akron from the Location drop down menu.
This will return a list of items in the UA collection. The call number will be listed on the record display. Library staff can assist with your search and help you locate the material.

To Request Items from OhioLINK and SearchOhio: If you have an Akron Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) card you can use your ASCPL card to request OhioLINK and SearchOhio material. Be sure to have the items sent to your local ASCPL branch.


University Libraries participates in the Federal Depository Library Program, and offers free access to government information resources. Learn more...

Today's Hours

Hours for the next two months.


Bierce Library

Humanities, fine and applied arts, social sciences, and business.

Location: Buchtel Common

Circulation: 330-972-5355

User Support: 330-972-8161

Wayne College Library

Wayne Supports research and learning for Wayne College


Phone: 330-684-8789


Science & Technology

Science and Technology Library

Sciences, technology, polymers, engineering, health and medicine.

Location: Auburn Science Center

Circulation: 330-972-8323

Reference: 330-972-7195

Akron Law Library

lawResearch and learning in legal studies at the UA School of Law.

Website: UA Law Library

Phone: 330-972-7330

Location: 150 University Ave.

Archival Services

Archival Services

Collection, preservation, and access to the history of The University of Akron and the region.


Location: The Polsky Building

Phone: 330-972-7670

Center for the History of Psychology

lawArchives, museum and library supporting research and education in the history of psychology.


Phone: 330-972-7285

Location: 73 College St.