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    YOU ARE
    INVITED!

    Our Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19. Read our latest article on the community reception and branch opening.

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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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    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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    NOW PLAYING AT A
    LIBRARY NEAR YOU

    Looking for something to do? Come join us for a movie at the library!

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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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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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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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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.