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    OPENING SOON:
    AKRON ART LIBRARY

    Celebrate the opening on February 22 at 6:30 pm at Main Library, get the first look at the collection, and be among the first to reserve artwork for checkout!

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
    YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS

    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
    FOR TEACHERS

    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    SHOWCASE APPLICATIONS
    NOW AVAILABLE

    To be considered for our upcoming Youth Arts Showcase on Saturday, April 28, 2018, applications must be received no later than 5 pm on March 10.

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    GET YOUR
    PASSPORT HERE

    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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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

IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... Read More...
IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... Read More...

OnlineChat

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Akron Library mobile app and take it with you wherever you go.

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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.