Cleveland Clinic Akron General Community Health Library
Cleveland Clinic Akron General
1 Akron General Ave. 
Akron, Ohio 44307
Phone: 330.344.BOOK (2665)
Fax: 330.344.1834

The Akron General Community Health Library provides free access to health-related materials and information. Located off of the main lobby of the hospital, the Library is open to the public - patients, their families and friends, visitors, hospital staff, community organizations, businesses - anyone who is seeking health information. It's Akron General's way of ensuring that the Akron community has the resources it needs to find information about specific health care topics.

Resources Available
Your free Community Health Library card gives you access to up-to-date, user friendly medical information from:

  • Books
  • Journals
  • Health databases
  • Video and audio tapes
  • Internet consumer health web sites
  • Current medically related magazines, newsletters, brochures and pamphlets
  • Also available are health care related forms, support group information, recipes and special diet information, e-mail access, electronic greeting cards and more.

Materials can be signed out for three weeks at no charge. A photocopier is available for library patrons for a minimal charge. For information from on-line computer resources, a printer is available for a minimal charge.

Information Requests
The experienced health care library staff is ready to assist you with finding the information you need. Simple questions and requests for information can be phoned, faxed or e-mailed to us ahead of time. You can pick up the information or have it mailed to you.

Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Health Libraries for Patients and the Community

  • Akron General - Community Health Library
  • Health & Wellness Center, Green - Information Kiosks
  • Health & Wellness Center, Stow - Information Kiosks
  • Health & Wellness Center, Green - Information Kiosks

Akron General's Community & Medical Libraries are made possible through the support of the Akron General Foundation, Akron General employees and the community. Contributions help Akron General keep its information current and up-to-date. To make a contribution, call the Akron General Foundation at 330.344.6888.

Rules & Regulations

Rules & Regulations

Library Cards 
Library cards will be issued to area residents who have a valid driver's license. Your library card will enable you to check out materials from the Community Health Library. Materials circulate for the following time periods:

Books: 21 days 
Audio Visuals: 7 days 
Reference Books: Do not circulate
Magazines/Newspapers: Do no circulate

The Community Health Library has Internet access available for educational use. Posted at each workstation is Akron General's Internet Access & Use Policy.

Overdue Materials
The Community Health Library does not charge overdue fines, however if library materials are not returned after three overdue notices, the replacement cost plus a processing fee will be charged. Please be considerate of others who may have a need for the materials overdue.

Please Remember
Food and drinks are not permitted in the Community Health Library. This rule is enforced in order to protect the library's materials and equipment.

Akron General is a private, non-profit organization and has complete authority over the library collection and materials