The Health Sciences Library
Located in the Chestnut Building on the main campus of Baystate Medical Center, the library offers quality information resources and knowledge services to advance patient care, research, education, community outreach and to support the administrative aspects of health care. The library offers efficient access to thousands of digital and print knowledge resources, major databases and clinical information, and supports their effective use through formal instruction and consultations. Library professionals help provide accurate and timely evidence based information at the point-of-care or at other convenient locations - and we offer remote access to our electronic resources.
Service hours are Monday – Friday, 7 am to 5 pm. Ext. 4-1865
Baystate Consumer Health Library
In support of the health information needs of our patients and their families, we operate a Consumer Health Library in the ambulatory care building at 3300 Main Street. A librarian is available most weekdays to help find reliable health information using a variety of resources and offers programs to the community.
Call the Consumer Health Library at: X 4-7010 for more information.
Stop by the Health Sciences Library or visit our Web site, to:
We encourage questions and suggestions and hope that you find our resources useful. Call us at X 4-1865 with questions or for assistance using our resources.
|Hours of Operation|
||7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.|
||8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon - Fri|
|Bridget Gunn||Information & Knowledge Services Librarianfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Maria Roman||Web Services Coordinatoremail@example.com|
||Technical Services Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
The bookstore contains 300 titles for purchase. Special orders and gift certificates are available.Cash, checks, Visa, Discover and Mastercard are accepted.
You may also order books on-line through our newly created online bookstore. Items ordered on-line are delivered directly to the consumer. Shipping & handling charges apply.
Reference Services are available from Mon - Fri. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Services include assistance with general reference questions and one-on-one instruction in database and Internet searching.
The Health Sciences Library has approximately 590 journals titles and 10,000 books in its current collection. In addition, to the library's collection, we are able to access any medical, nursing, allied health or health care related document or reference through Interlibrary Loan. Document delivery is available on a fee-based schedule.
The Health Sciences Library will photocopy up to 60 articles from our collection per fiscal year for BMC eligible patrons.
Departments should order books through the Health Sciences Library to receive a discount of up to 18%. Authorized signatures and valid department accounts are required.
Items may be checked out only to registered persons with a valid BHS badge. Students from affiliated schools doing clinicals here (i.e., with a valid badge) are allowed to check out up to two items. No item may be renewed more than 2 times for anyone. Standard loan periods are:
|Audio Visuals||1 week|
|Reference Books||Do not circulate|
|Journals||Do not circulate|
|Consumer Health Library (3300 Main)||Do not circulate|
|Food and Drink||The library maintains a limited food and drink policy in the reading and study areas.
NO food or drinks are permitted near any of the computers.
Limited food and drinks means beverages in spill proof containers and light snacks such as small items of packaged food are allowed. Open cups or glasses are not allowed in the Library. Cooked meals or foods that are greasy, messy or smelly are not allowed.
All food wrappers and drink containers should be disposed of in the proper trash receptacles.
|See additional policies under e-workplace (available only from a baystate pc)|