Library Services

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Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday: 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Location

2nd floor adjacent to the Cafeteria.

  • An open reading and study area is located immediately outside the library doors with comfortable chairs and free reading materials.
  • Children’s books, tapes and interactive activities are available for loan to families and siblings.

About the Library

We provide authoritative and current quality healthcare information to physicians, staff, families and the community.

  • We support patient education initiatives and clinical research efforts.
  • We own over 2,200 medical and clinical books and 70 active journal subscriptions which cover topics in pediatrics, nursing, rehabilitation, occupational and allied health issues and psychology.
  • We lend a variety of large print and popular reading materials to adults, teens and children.
  • Our professional collection includes management, human resource, personal development and lifestyle resources.
  • Our expanded multimedia collection includes over 100 DVDs, VHS tapes, CD-ROMs and cassette recordings which cover parenting issues, pediatric disorders, relaxation tools and clinical practices.
  • We supply consumer education pamphlets and patient education handouts.
  • Our renovated library offers private patron workstations with Internet accessible computers and an internet port for personal laptop use.
  • A TV with headset is available for viewing educational multimedia materials.

Library Services

These services are available for staff, families and the community.

  • Document delivery through membership in DOCLINE®, the National Library of Medicine's automated interlibrary loan (ILL) request routing and referral system
  • Interlibrary loan and additional resource sharing available via AccessPA, the largest combined statewide library
  • On-site access via EBSCO to CINAHL Plus, Health and Psychosocial Instruments (HaPI) and Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine Source, which offer full text coverage, indexing and searchable cited references from the fields of nursing, rehabilitation and sports medicine, behavioral measurement instruments and allied health
  • On-site access to UpToDate, which provides clinical references, evidence-based recommendations and treatment options
  • Free access to MEDLINE via PubMed NLM's database, which allows searching of citations and abstracts in the fields of medicine, nursing, dentistry and veterinary medicine
  • Free access to additional databases including ERIC (Education Resources Information Center) and LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts)
  • Customized training on effective internet searching, resource evaluation and information retrieval as well as reference management and social media tools

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Catalog

The Children’s Institute collection 
ACCESS PA (Pennsylvania statewide library database system) holdings

Other Resources

MedlinePlus

American Academy of Pediatrics Guidelines

Clinical Trials.gov

Drug Information

Household Products Safety Information

KidsHealth

For more information about our Library Services, please call 412-420-2247

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