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Library Services and Resources

Physical Facility
HMHP libraries are accessed by I.D. badge and are available 24/7. The libraries provide quiet study areas; computers with intranet and internet access, including printing capability; photocopiers with free copying for work related use; a print reference book collection; a circulating book collection; and a print journal collection.   There is a microfiche reader at St. Elizabeth for access to earlier journals that are on microfiche. A leisure reading area with comfortable chairs is also available for your use.
 
Books
The HMHP libraries have print book collections with current books in most specialties. We also have ebook collections available through several purchased online resources. HMHP staff have access to Ohiolink through our affiliation with NEOMED, which gives staff access to the approximately 46 million books in college and university libraries throughout Ohio (library registration required).
 
Book Loans
HMHP Books             3 weeks
Ohiolink Books           3 weeks
 
Books may be renewed up to 3 times if there are no holds
Ohiolink charges $ .50 per day fine for overdue books
 
Journals
The HMHP libraries have over a hundred print journals in the libraries and approximately 5000 ejournals available through both purchased online journals and our subscription to Ohiolink. Some earlier journal issues are on microfiche in the St. Elizabeth library.
 
Journal Loans
Current issues do not loan
Certain past issues may circulate, upon request, for one week
 
Databases
Through our affiliation with NEOMED and Ohiolink, HMHP libraries have access to dozens of both healthcare and general databases. These can be accessed from any library computer, or remotely from off campus with your library I.D. (library registration required for off campus access)
 
INFORMATION SERVICES
 
Library Instruction
Library staff offers library orientations to new HMHP staff as well as training on various library resources, including major healthcare databases such as Pubmed and CINAHL. Both one-on-one and group training is available. Contact the library to schedule an appointment.
 
Reference and Literature Searching
Contact the library for any of your quick reference questions, or fill out the online form for in-depth research of the literature. We will work with you to meet all of your work related informational needs. We will do our best to locate the information you require.
 
Article Retrieval
Library staff will find the articles that you are looking for and get them to you in a timely manner. Whether an article is available in print, online, or through inter-library loan we will make every effort to find it for you. 
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