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    LIBRARY SCENE
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    In Library Scene, our Richfield library staff talks about the spaces where patrons come to write, read, think and learn.

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    TAKE THE
    LIBRARY WITH YOU

    The Akron Library mobile app is available for download in your device's app store. Download today and take the Library with you wherever you go.

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    MEET
    LIBBY

    The fastest way to reading happiness.  Libby offers a fresh and easy way to borrow OverDrive ebooks and audiobooks – anywhere, anytime.

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    2017 DAYTON LITERARY
    PEACE PRIZE

    The Dayton Literary Peace Prize is the first and only annual U.S. literary award recognizing the power of the written word to promote peace. Check out this year's nominees!

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    NOVEMBER IS
    PICTURE BOOK MONTH

    ASCPL encourages everyone to celebrate literacy with picture books during the month of November. Enjoy this list of titles and authors selected by your librarians.

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    CRAFTING
    FOR THE SEASON

    Handmade and from the heart for the special people in your life! Gift workshops @ the Library.

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    IT'S GAMETIME
    IN OHIO!

    Learn more about your favorite teams at a library branch near you.

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NEW & NOTABLE

Browse bestsellers, movies, music and other titles just added to the library catalog! Formerly known as “Featured Item Lists”.

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DATABASES

Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

Databases by Subject or Databases A-Z

DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

Digital Media

Library News

Program Cancelled
Article Published: November 07, 2017
The Main Event program scheduled for Thursday, November 9 at Main Library, featuring author Matt Taibbi, has been... Read More...
Akron Mini Maker Faire Returns Saturday, November 11
Article Published: October 03, 2017
The Akron Mini Maker Faire is Saturday, November 11, noon to 4 pm at Main Library.  Read More...
Late Openings for Akron Marathon
Article Published: September 21, 2017
The Akron Marathon will take place on Saturday, September 23 and both Main Library and Highland Square Branch will open at... Read More...

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Health & Wellness Research Resources

Use this guide to find your way to the very best health and medical information, all for free with your Akron-Summit County Public Library card. Search for books about a disease or find quick definitions in an e-reference book; get access to patient handouts, surgery videos, alternative treatments, medical journal articles, and more.

Books

To find library books on health and wellness topics use the library catalog.

Digital Reference Books

We also have a number of digital Reference Books which are available to you 24/7 as well as e-books you can check out on Health topics . Use the Gale Virtual Reference Collection for Reference Titles.

Journal and Magazine Article Databases

  • Ohio Web Library
    Searching The Ohio Web Library allows you to search across multiple databases at once.
  • Alt HealthWatch
    This alternative health database provides full text for more than 140 publications in the collection, including full text for many peer-reviewed journals.
  • Health Source Nursing/Academic Edition
    Provides access to hundreds of articles and scholarly journals related to nursing and health care.

Websites

  • MEDLINE
    This authoritative online resource from the National Library of Medicine provides a wealth of useful information on medical issues and disciplines, including: nursing, dentistry, veterinary medicine and prescription drugs
  • Natural Medicines
    This is an informational database with peer-reviewed, evidence-based, and consensus based articles devoted to integrative and alternative therapies. Includes links to articles, webinars, pod casts, blogs, dictionary, nutritional information, calculators, and practitioners.
  • NetWellness
    A non-profit consumer heath web-site created and maintained by professionals at Case, Ohio State, and the University of Cincinnati and dedicated to improving the health of Ohioans and other people world-wide.

 

Disclaimer:
The resources in the Health Information Center are intended to provide public access to a wide range of health and disease information and should not be construed as medical advice or be used as a substitute for consultation with a health care professional.