The Library & Knowledge Services
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
Stop by the Library & Knowledge Services 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|
|Irene Burkhard||Library Assistantfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Bridget Gunn||Information & Knowledge Services Librarianemail@example.com|
|Maria Roman||Web Services Coordinatorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
||Technical Services Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Reference Services are available from Mon - Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Services include assistance with general reference questions and one-on-one instruction in database and Internet searching.
The Library & Knowledge Services has approximately 62,000 combined journal and book titles 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.
Departments may order books through the Library & Knowledge Services by filling out the form at https://www.emailmeform.com/builder/form/0wMffEPWQV47fD Authorized signatures and valid department account numbers 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 allowed are beverages in spill proof containers and light snacks such as small items of packaged food. 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)|
In addition, we have a smaller private conference room in the back of the library for 2-3 people. Lastly we have designated areas for collaborative learning for your convenience. You can inquire about these areas by calling ext 41982.
Study area 1 Study area 2 Private Conference Room Laptop Lounge Area