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Library Policies

Specific library privileges and services are extended to user groups as outlined below:

CMH Personnel (Medical Staff, Residents, Fellows, Employees):

  • Check-Out of Books and Journals
  • Literature Searching by Medical Librarians.
  • Reference Question Assistance
  • Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery
  • Instruction in literature searching and use of information resources online and in print; instruction in some information management tools
  • Assistance with Bibliography Preparation and Citation Tracking Reports
  • Library Research Consultations; Participation in Clinical Rounds, EBP Teams, Hospital Committees and Work Groups by Medical Librarians when Invited/Assigned
  • School/academic assignments unrelated to CMH work will be referred to the school library.

Rotating Residents, Fellows, and Students

  • Reference Assistance by Library Staff
  • Self-Service Use of photocopier to copy library materials 
  • Assistance in locating books or journals not in the CMH library collection
  • Instruction in library skills, including literature searching
  • Check-Out of books or journals via Interlibrary Loan to students' Parent Institution; No direct loans of Library Services materials

Nursing Students Rotating through CMH:

  • Reference Assistance by library staff
  • Self-service use of photocopy machine to copy library materials
  • Basic instruction in library skills and health information literacy
  • Check-out of books or journals via interlibrary loan to students' parent institution; No direct loans of Library Services materials
  • Assistance in locating books or journals not in the CMH Library collection

Parents & Family Members

  • ‚ÄčLibrary research assistance by library staff by appointment or referral from Kreamer Family Resource Center
  • Self-service use of photocopier to copy library materials
  • Assistance in locating books or journals not in the CMH library collection
  • Basic instruction in library skills and health information literacy
  • Check-out of Library Services materials via interlibrary loan to family’s public or academic library; No direct loans of Library Services materials (except materials housed in the Kreamer Resource Center for Families).

Non-CMH Personnel (not affiliated with CMH):

  • Reference assistance by library staff by appointment only
  • Self-service use of photocopier to copy library materials
  • Assistance in locating books or journals not in the CMH library collection