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Library Information

The Collection

The collection totals over 15,000 volumes comprised of basic medical and scientific texts and journals. All areas of medicine and basic sciences are included, with special emphasis on literature relating to the lower extremity. Approximately 100 medical and podiatric journals are currently received. In the Media Center, students can use the collection of educational, medical, and general reference software and DVDs.

Finding Information

  • Print Books & E-books
    Available at KentLink
  • Articles
    Individuals are able to search the medical literature by using Pubmed, Ovid or EbscoHost: Medline via the internet.Index Medicus, other journal indexes, and MEDLINE searching by the Librarian can also help in retrieving journal articles.
  • Photocopies are available for $.10 per copy. There are two photocopy machines which use coins, bills, or FLASHcards.


Gift Policy

  • The Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine
    (CPM) Library accepts gifts of new and used books, journals, audiovisual
    materials, and medical instruments related to the profession of podiatric
    medicine.  All donations become the property of the CPM Library and the
    Library Director reserves the right to determine the retention or rejection of
    an item.  Gifts that are within the scope of the selection policy, and are
    in good condition, will be retained if an additional copy is needed.  If
    historically significant, items will be considered for addition to the Archives
    Collection.  Additionally, items signed by the author will be added to the
    Archives Collection.
  • If in excellent condition, some items may be used to replace
    worn items.  Gifts not utilized by the CPM Library will be offered free to
    other libraries.  If there is no interest, items will then be offered free
    in the CPM Library's annual book give-away for students and faculty.
  • Please note that the donor is responsible for transporting
    the items to the CPM Library.  All donors receive a thank you letter for
    the in-kind gift.   
  • All gifts added to the CPM library collection will bear a
    bookplate inside the front cover indicating the donor's name.