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Medical Library

The Medical Library at Holy Cross Hospital offers information resources to facilitate educational and patient care needs. Members of the hospital's medical and dental staff as well as participants in affiliated education programs are welcome to access the library's collection of more than 600 textbooks in medicine, nursing and clinical sciences. The library's collection also includes a wide variety of print and online medical journal subscriptions.

In addition, CME videotapes of weekly Grand Rounds may be checked out for individual viewing from the CME coordinator who is located in the Medical Affairs Office.

The Medical Library at Holy Cross Hospital offers access to these resources:

  • Journals are shelved alphabetically by titles and are arranged chronologically by volume and date. A journal catalog lists titles owned in print and online, with years owned.
  • More than 700 online journals and electronic books may be accessed from an A to Z icon located on the library's website on HCnet.
  • Textbooks are shelved by subject in National Library of Medicine call number order.

Hours of Operation
The Medical Library is open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reference/Information Services
Reference service is provided by a librarian on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Photocopy Facility
A photocopier is maintained for self-service copying. Photocopying of library-related materials may be made at no charge. Copyright restrictions apply to all materials.

Computer Services
Computer reference stations are located in the reference area. The library:

  • Provides direct online access via the Internet to selected sites that include MEDLINE, CINAHL, Up-To-Date, MD CONSULT, and Evidence-Based Medicine databases. Literature searching of databases can be performed by the librarian or by the library patron at no cost to the library patron. Scheduled end-user search training and support is offered to library patrons.
  • Participants in the George Washington University/Holy Cross Hospital Medical Education Program, faculty and others in affiliated education or training programs may access educational resources available through their respective institutions through our computer workstations. Logins and passwords may be needed to access these systems.

For more information, contact Pamela Martinez at 301-754-7245 (phone), 301-754-7247 (fax) or


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