Services & Resources
The Medical Library provides library and health information resources and services to meet the informational, educational and research-related needs of the medical and hospital staff for their use in the delivery of quality health care.
The Medical Library is open to All Children’s Hospital employees and medical staff only. Patients and families are referred to the Family Resource Center Library located on the 2nd floor of the Outpatient Care Center.
The Medical Library owns more than 800 medical and nursing books available for check out. Books may be checked out for one week, with an additional one-week renewal. A self check-out station is set up for after-hours visitors.
The Medical Library subscribes to thousands of print and electronic journal titles. The current print issues are arranged alphabetically on the shelves directly across from the main entrance to the Library. The archived print issues are also arranged alphabetically and are on the moving shelves located past the book collection.
The Library’s computer lab houses 10 desktop computers that access the Internet 24/7. Microsoft® Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available on each computer. CHEX Annual In-services may be completed in the lab. Complimentary printing, copying, and domestic fax service are available for ACH staff.
The conference room seats 16 comfortably and provides a computer with a data projector. A DVD/VCR player is also available. To reserve the conference room, call or email the Medical Library.
The Library Staff can serve as exam proctors for employees. Call to schedule this service.
Online Medical Resources
All Library services can be accessed through MOLLIE (Medical OnLine Library Info Express) —the Library’s webpage on BeACH, the hospital's intranet.
MOLLIE provides assistance to:
- Request a medical literature search
- Request an article reprint
- Use LOCATe (Library Online CATalog) to find books and DVDs
- Search “A-to-Z”, a list of all available journals (print and online)
- Sign up for “eTOCs” (Electronic Table of Contents) for select journal titles
- Request remote/home access to MEDLINE
The following medical databases can be accessed through MOLLIE:
- CINAHL (Cumulated Index to Nursing and Allied Health)
- Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews u Up-to-Date™
- MD Consult
- Mosby’s Nursing Skills
- Patient Education Reference Center
- AAP Patient Education Online
- Stat!Ref (e-Book Collection)
The Medical Library staff is available for search assistance with any of the above databases or for individual online search tutorials. In addition, the staff will perform literature searches on any health topic upon request.
The Medical Library is located on the 1st floor of the Main Hospital, Room 1651, in the hallway between the Employee Entrance and the Emergency Center.
The Library is staffed Monday-Friday from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm. Clinical staff has 24- hour badge access and can swipe in at the entrance. All other employees may contact the Medical Library to obtain after-hours access.