The Library provides a full range of information services to the St. Elizabeth Campus community including affiliated physicians, medical residents and students, hospital employees, patients and their families, volunteers and the public.
The medical library is located on the first floor of the medical center, in the corridor behind the admitting desk, through the two fire/exit doors, last door on the left. It shares “library space” with the physicians lounge. The librarian’s office is adjacent to the physicians lounge.
Staffing and Access
Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Physician’s Lounge Study Area is available from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 24/7 swipe access through Physicians Lounge is available for physicians, residents and medical students. After hours access to the Medical Library only is available by keypunch code (available from the librarian). WiFi is available in the Medical Center.
The library maintains a small current collection of print books and a growing collection of electronic resources. All materials are constantly being selected and evaluated to meet the information needs of practicing health professionals and residency and fellowship program curricula. As of 2012, the library gives priority to the acquisition of electronic resources. This will result in easier use, wider access and more timely updates.
The medical library provides a number of services to assist users to not only find but also obtain materials using Interlibrary Loan to obtain materials such as articles, books, etc. from other libraries. Library users can use our book collection or on-line electronic resources we have available to identify specific books and journal articles to answer their questions. We have electronic resources such as PubMed, OVID MEDLINE, CINAHL, STATREF, VISUALDx, COCHRANE, UpToDATE and full-text books and journals are available. Many of the library’s resources can be used remotely on the iPhone, iPad, Android, or desktop at home or office. Ask the librarian for further details.
Searching may be done by library users themselves or the librarian can perform the search for you. If you are interested in learning how to do your own searching on any of the databases, please give the librarian a call to set up an appointment. The library has some of the articles needed in full-text and the Medical Library also has cooperative document delivery arrangements with libraries around the world.
The library is equipped with six computers and a copier/printer/fax/scanner. WiFi is available in the library and throughout the medical center.
Patients, Families and the Public
Patients, families and the public are welcome to come to the library or call the librarian directly for healthcare information during the library’s staffed hours. You can also use the Ask the Librarian feature to have information packets mailed to conveniently to you. The librarian will be happy to research or provide information in easily read formats on diseases, surgeries, drug information, alternative medicine, and other specific topics upon request.
Disclaimer: Mohawk Valley Health System and its affiliates provide resources for informational purposes. Health information should always be carefully reviewed with your healthcare provider. Mohawk Valley Health System and its affiliates will not be responsible for misuse of information or any adverse effects of recommendations stated in these resources.