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    Apply today to be part of the 2018 Akron Mini Maker Faire. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, August 22.

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    SOCIALIZE WITH
    NEEDLE WORK

    Enjoy a social setting while working on your needlework projects or making items to be donated to community agencies.

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

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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”.

New & Notable

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

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... 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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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.