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    Join Akron experts at unpublished crosswords provided by NYT Editor, Will Shortz in our 8th annual tournament on Saturday, March 24 from 1-4 pm.

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    Music performance, and music history and appreciation, at the Library!

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    Classes in yoga, Tai Chi or belly dance at a library branch near you! (even one for children!)



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

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

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

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Library News

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Article Published: March 20, 2018
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Article Published: March 02, 2018
If you've been thinking about getting a passport, now is the time. The U.S. Department of State recently announced that the... Read More...
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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...


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326

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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Finding Information About Physicians

  • Find background information about physicians?
  • Access information to help me choose a physician?
  • Learn about physician’s specialties?

Find Background Information about Physicians?

For biographical and professional information about MD’s, DO’s, chiropractic physicians, podiatrists, psychologists and other allied health professionals in Ohio, plus any public disciplinary action initiated and/or taken by the Ohio State Medical Board, start your search here. For information on MD’s and DO’s from all 50 states, register to use the American Medical Association DoctorFinder (after you enter a code and agree to terms). You may search for information either by name/location or by medical specialty/location. Information is available for both AMA members and non-members. As a rule, more info is provided about AMA members; you will need to click through more screens to get to info on non-members.

Access Information to help me Choose a Physician?

  Read about practical considerations in an article from MedicineNet.com and/or borrow some suggested books in our collection:

Learn about Physician’s Specialties?

If you need definitions of physician’s specialties, try this page from PBS’s Nova and/or read detailed descriptions specialties or subspecialties. At both the Ohio Medical Board site and the AMA site, physicians identify their own specialties. At the American Board of Medical Specialties website you can read about how a doctor becomes board certified, see suggestions for how to choose a doctor, and verify a physician’s board certification. You may search by name and location if you have a doctor in mind, or by certification and location if you want to read about more than one doctor. The link to the ABMS directory is only available when in Main Library. You can contact us for help.