Accessing Library Resources
Library resources are available to all members of the DHLC staff who are registered library patrons. If you have not done so, please contact a member of the Library staff who will provide you with the necessary registration forms.
The Medical Library is in the Elichman Pavilion located on the Center's campus. The hours are: Monday through Friday- 9:00am to 5:00pm, Sat., Sun., Holidays Closed. After closing hours, access is available through our hospital security office (ext 4495). Please have the telephone operator page a security officer if no one is available in the office. The officer will let you in and should be paged again when you are ready to leave the library. The library is not to be left open without notifying security that you are leaving. Access to and departure from the library are so noted in the Security Access Log.
All patrons must register with the library in order to borrow materials or use microcomputer resources. Books, bound journals and audiovisuals may be borrowed for two weeks at a time. Renewals for an additional two weeks are permitted if the title is not on the reserve list. Please discuss your needs with a member of the library staff should you require a title beyond the second renewal. Print reference materials and audiovisual materials are located in locked display cabinets. Print materials are restricted to a one day borrowing period by staff members only. Audiovisuals may be borrowed for up to one week. Staff will give you acess to these cabinets upon request. Renewals are permitted if the item is not on the reserve list. Late notices will be sent out for items not returned. Your third notice will be an invoice assuming you wish to retain the item(s) for personal use.
We have available audiovisual materials in various formats (audiocassettes, videocassettes, cds, dvds, etc.) for your use. Please see the listing of available titles and formats under "Multimedia Materials."
There is a photocopier available in the library. Requests for articles from journals which are not in our collection will be secured from outside sources through the Interlibrary Loan Network. Please keep in mind that in some instances we will be charged for this service so we ask that you keep such requests to a minimum. Requests which exceed five (5) articles, per subject, for which we will be charged must be approved by the Chief of Service through which you are rotating, or an Administrative Department Head. Please check out our interactive "click here" buttons (right) for request forms for books or journal articles, which must be secured from an outside source. Fill out the form and hit the submit button, it's as easy as that. Additional copies are available on the Hospital drive and in the library.
When requesting copies of articles from the Library collection, please keep in mind that the library staff will provide five (5) articles, per subject, when the request is part of a large photocopying project. The requester is responsible for photocopying the remainder. When available, the library will attempt to get a volunteer to assist with large photocopying requests. Library patrons are responsible for routine copying.
Reference services are available Monday through Friday during regular library hours. Patrons requiring assistance in locating books, journals, audiovisual materials or who may need any help whatsoever in obtaining information should speak with a member of the library staff. There are public access computers available for all library patrons. The library also offers mediated literature searches for patrons. Forms for this service are available by clicking the buttons below.