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Library Services

Library Services for Staff:

Our professional staff provides a full-range of library services to hospital employees, and affiliated physicians and students, including:
 
  • Borrowing Materials
    Books, CDs, DVDs, and audio-visual materials may be checked out during staffed hours.  Most items may be borrowed for one month; renewals are permitted. Materials can be returned during staffed library hours or placed in the book drop located outside Morristown Medical Center's library after hours.  Items can also be returned via interoffice mail.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    The interlibrary loan service provides free access to journal articles and books not owned by Atlantic Health System libraries. Journal articles generally arrive within a few days, while books and other materials may take several weeks. Rush service is available, particularly for patient care issues
  • Librarian Computer Searches
    Computer literature searches using major databases like MEDLINE and CINAHL are completed by our staff within 24-hours of request.
  • Computer Searching - Self-Service
    Atlantic Health System physicians and employees may do their own database searches. This service is available 24-hours a day and is accessible from computer workstations in the libraries, throughout the hospitals, or via the Internet from your home or office. Staff must register with an Atlantic Health System librarian to obtain identifications and passwords for off-campus use.
  • Computer Search Instruction
    Searching instruction is provided to groups of users in classes or individually with a professional librarian. Contact your hospital librarian to schedule one-on-one training or to register for a class.
  • Consumer Library Information Prescription (CLIP)
    The CLIP service provides easily-understandable, current, reliable health information to patients, their families and the public. This service combines the consumer health and medical collections of the Atlantic Health System libraries with the wealth of materials available online through the National Library of Medicine. We encourage staff to utilize the CLIP service for themselves, for patients and for consumers. Anyone can ask a question via the CLIP/Ask the Hospital Librarian form.  You can also call, fax or email using the contact information below.
  • Reference
    Atlantic Health System reference librarians help users locate information quickly and easily, provide instruction on equipment use, and answer short questions over the telephone.
  • Citation Verification
    Citation verification provides Atlantic Health System physicians or employees with information to complete bibliographies for publication.
  • Computers and Internet Access
    Computers with Internet access are available for employees and physicians for use 24-hours a day.

Additional services available at our libraries:

  • Photocopy machines
  • Fax machines
  • Scanners
  • Laser printers
  • Office supplies
  • Conference room at Overlook Medical Center Library

Library Services for Consumers and Patients

Our professional staff provides a full-range of library services to consumers and patients.

The libraries maintain current and comprehensive collections of medical resources, including textbooks, journals, audiovisuals and reference works. Online health and medical databases are available at all sites and may be used by anyone.

The libraries are open to the public during staffed business hours and provide the following services for patients, their families and the public:

  • Borrowing Materials
    Books, CDs, DVDs and audio-visual materials in our consumer health collections may be checked out during staffed hours.  Most items may be borrowed for one month, and then renewed if necessary. Items should be returned to the office during staffed hours or deposited in the book drop located outside Morristown Medical Center's health sciences library when the library is closed.
  • Consumer Library Information Prescription (CLIP)
    The CLIP service provides easy-to-understand, current, reliable health information to patients, their families and the public. This service combines the consumer health and medical collections of the Atlantic Health System libraries with the wealth of materials available online through the National Library of Medicine. Anyone can ask a question via the CLIP/Ask the Hospital Librarian form or can call ,fax or email using the contact information below.
  • Patient Vision
    McKesson's Horizon Patient Vision, implemented at Overlook Medical Center, allows patients to access a multitude of information from their bedside. An interactive television system combines secure access to a patient's personal and clinical information, as well as on-demand entertainment, Internet access and e-mail.  Patient Vision also includes an online health library and a link to Atlantic Health System's CLIP program.
  • Computer Searches
    Computer literature searches using major databases such as MEDLINE and CINAHL are completed by our librarians within 24-hours of request. Atlantic Health System consumers and patients may also do their own database searches during normal business hours at computer workstations in the libraries.
  • Reference
    Our reference service helps users locate information quickly and easily, provides instruction on equipment use, and answers short questions over the telephone.
  • Computers and Internet Access
    Consumers and patients can use designated computers featuring Internet access and a variety of software programs during regular library hours.

Additional services available at our libraries:

  • Photocopy machines
  • Fax machines
  • Laser printers