4261 Manchester Road, Akron, OH 44319
Portage Lakes Branch Library opened in 1990; the 12,000 square foot building cost $1.3 million at the time it was built, including furniture and equipment. A combination of the old Coventry and Manchester Branches, Portage Lakes has been one of the busiest branches in the Akron-Summit County Public Library system since its opening. Notable features include nine pieces of site-specific art created by northern Ohio artists, photographs of historic Portage Lakes in the meeting room, and award-winning landscaping.
The latest statistics show that Portage Lakes Branch circulated 189,524 items in 2010, and houses a collection of 51,177 items with 13,837 registered borrowers.
We are open 6 days a week to meet your needs for education, information and recreation.
Our friendly, skilled staff includes a branch manager, who is also an adult services librarian, an early childhood librarian; and public service assistants.
At Portage Lakes Branch Library you can find: