Regional Library Services

Welcome to the Health Sciences Library of Western Health. Our collection is a comprehensive and current resource for the health care professionals of Western Health to support their commitment to excellence in care, continuing education and knowledge transfer of new and relevant best practices.

The Library Services mission is to provide timely and accurate library service by planning, maintaining and delivering the highest quality information and resources to support the information needs of Western Health and its affiliates.


Library Services

Professional librarians find evidence-based information and provide instruction in the use of health information databases. The librarians also perform literature searches, will advise on Internet resources related to a wide variety of health-related topics and will help you develop search strategies.

With access to advanced technologies we provide:

  • Fast and economic delivery of documents as a participating Docline library
  • An accurate, timely and comprehensive service
  • Absolute confidentiality

Library Access

The library is open to all Western Health staff, affiliated students and the general public:

Monday to Thursday (8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.)
Friday to Saturday (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Sunday (1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.)

These hours are subject to change during the summer and on holidays. Any changes to Library hours will be posted outside the Library.



At present we have approximately 4000 medical, nursing and allied health textbooks in our collection. We also have a consumer health collection of materials.

We are currently receiving approximately 200 print journal titles and keep back issues for the current year + 10 years.We are a member of the Newfoundland and Labrador Health Knowledge Information Network, which provides us with access to electronic resources such as:

  • Pubmed
  • Cochrane Collection
  • MDConsult
  • StatRef
  • Social Services Abstracts
  • Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
  • PsychInfo
  • Full text of 1800 electronic journals

These resources are available on any computer on our network. For additional access please contact the Library staff for details.



Affiliated physicians and staff of Western Health, as well as the faculty and students of the Western Regional School of Nursing have full borrowing privileges. The Library does not extend borrowing privileges to the general public and patients, but coin operated photocopiers are available in the Library for your convenience.


Interlibrary Loans

Books and journal articles not available from Western Health Regional Library Services can be ordered from outside libraries. We can provide timely and economic delivery of documents as a participating Docline library.


Library Training and Education Program

Regional Library Services provides training and education sessions for all Western Health Staff and affiliated students. Specialized subject, group and individual sessions are offered by request.


General Inquiries

Phone: (709) 637-5000 extension 5395
Fax: (709) 637-5268



Kim Hancock, B.A., M.L.S.
Librarian III, Team Leader
(709) 637-5000 extension 5218

Barbara Gallant, B.A., M.I.S.
(709) 637-5000 extension 5395

Lisa Miller
Clerical Support
(709) 637-5000 extension 5395