Medical Library

The Summa Health System library offers comprehensive library services: print and electronic resources, interlibrary loan services, and a bookstore. A staff of three professional librarians and one bookstore technician is available to respond to your information needs. The staffed hours of the library are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents may use the library 24 hours per day via the security system. An in-house network with several end-user stations provides access to full MEDLINE (back to 1966) and OhioLINK databases. The library is a member of the Council of Hospital Libraries of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and several other consortia, facilitating timely interlibrary loan services. A bookstore, located within the library, stocks a basic inventory of popular texts and handbooks, stethoscopes and other small medical equipment, with a prompt order service for standard medical books not carried in inventory.

Medical Library at Summa Barberton Hospital

The Edward F. Morris, M.D. Medical Library at Summa Barberton Hospital is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A master's prepared librarian is available to assist with searches, interlibrary loans and other needs. The facility includes:

  • Computers with Internet access and printer
  • Photocopy machine
  • Reading and study area

Here residents can:

  • Order literature searches
  • Order articles from almost any journal
  • Borrow a book from our in-house collection
  • Request a book from university and college libraries throughout Ohio
  • Access New England Journal of Medicine Online
  • Access Up-To-Date

Additional electronic resources, which are accessible from home or office, include

  • Online medical books
  • OhioLINK’s electronic journals
  • The Cochrane Library – systematic reviews and more

Adjacent to the medical library is the Community Health Library, a branch of the Barberton Public Library. Here patients and their families can borrow books, videos, magazine, journals, pamphlets, and newsletters covering virtually any health-related topic.

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