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Library Services & Policies: About the Library

This page includes the Health Sciences Library's general policies and services, as well as Services for Faculty, and Services for Students.

About the Library - Brief Overview

: The Health Sciences Library is a hub within the College and Hospital's learning community, providing access to current, authoritative resources that support scholarship and practice.  Access to all of the Library’s licensed online resources (electronic journals, eBooks, and databases) is available through the PCHS or LGH networks, with EZProxy or Citrix available for remote access, respectively.
     The Library is physically located on the first floor of Lancaster General Hospital in the James Street lobby. With approximately 2800 square feet of space and seating for 42, the Library contains two large tables, study carrels, and a lounge area.  Seventeen networked computer workstations are available for the use of students, faculty, and hospital personnel.  Patients, their families, and the community are invited to use the Library as well utilize and borrow from a consumer health collection containing materials on a wide range of diseases and conditions geared to non-professionals.

Assistance with Use of Library Resources
: Most new students and faculty receive structured in-class orientations to the Library,. Individual and/or group sessions may also be scheduled with librarians for resource overviews, or information literacy instruction  on general or specific  topics.   Interactive database and information literacy tutorials are available on the Library's website. Setting up an appointment with a librarian for a research consultation is strongly encouraged.

Memberships Held by the Library:
The library holds memberships in the Medical Library Association (MLA), the Central Pennsylvania Health Sciences Library Association (CPHSLA), Associated College Libraries of Central Pennsylvania (ACLCP), the Basic Health Sciences Library Network (BHSL),  and the Pennsylvania Library Asosociation. We are proud to be a full member of the NLM's National Network of Libraries of Medicine, which qualifies us to participate in the Docline interlibrary loan system, as well as in national and regional initiatives supported by the National Library of Medicine.