Collections in Archival Services are classified by the following ways:
- University Archives contain historical resources that document the history and development of The University of Akron and its predecessor institutions.
- Special Collections contains personal papers of local families/individuals and organizational records of local organizations/businesses. Strengths of the collection are primary and secondary sources documenting the history of the rubber industry, lighter-than-air flight, and Ohio canals. Special collections also include local government records for a nine county region.
- Book collections include rare books and books documenting the history of the university, the region, and special topics. All cataloged books are included in the UA Libraries Catalog.