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Summa Medical Library

Library Registration Form

Complete the PDF form and click submit to email it to the library.

Important Note!

If the Submit button on the registration form does not seem to work, fill in the form and print it before you exit OR print it as a PDF (Save As will only save the blank form).  Then fax the hard copy to us or email us with an attached e-copy:

  • Fax: 330-375-3978
  • Email:

Staffing in the Library During COVID-19 & Holidays

Important Note: The library staff has at least one librarian onsite working in the library during the normal library hours again, M-F, 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.  Each of them also works from home at least one day per week. 

  • Kathleen's normal schedule:  works in the library, M, Th, & F; works from home on Tu & Wed
  • Wendy's normal schedule: works in the library, M, Tu, & Th; works from home on Wed & Fri
  • Charlotte's normal schedule: works in the library M & Tu; works from home on Th, off on Wed & Fri

You can contact us by phone or email or fax to request library services.  All our contact information may be found in the box below. 

Contact The Library Staff

Main Library Contacts:
Main Phone No: 330-375-3260   |   Library Email:   |   Library Fax: 330-375-3978 

*Wendy Hess
Systems Librarian


*Kathleen Walker
Clinical Informationist


*Charlotte Sievert
Information Services Librarian


Library Location and Hours of Access

Library Location:                                                                                                                                South Pavilion, Akron Campus, Ground Floor, Suite G-3

  55 Arch St. Suite G-3
  Akron, OH 44304

Hours & Access:

All Summa employees have access during the hours the library is staffed.
The library is staffed with professional librarians as follows: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM

After Hours: All physicians, residents, & fellows and, upon arrangement*, most other licensed healthcare workers have after-hours access via badge proximity reader. All other types of employees may have temporary after-hours access if needed.  See a librarian for details.*  

Badge Access:  Your Summa ID badge is required to enter via proximity badge reader.  The library is not open to the public so there is controlled access on the door.  Tap your badge to enter.  If your badge doesn't work, ring the doorbell and a staff member will let you in.  You must have your badge with you and be able to show it to the librarians, even if off-the-clock. 

If you desire & qualify for after-hours access to the library as a licensed healthcare worker, contact one of the librarians for assistance. Employees who are not licensed healthcare workers, should also seek assistance from a librarian if they need or want this kind of access.