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Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Contact Us

Main telephone: 663-2802

Main fax number: 663-8171

Barbara Elish
Library Director

Melissa Spangenberg
Electronic Resources Librarian

Kathleen Darby
Library Assistant
Circulation Desk
Interlibrary Loan

Ruiko Moritsugu

Lisa Cavanagh
Evening & Weekend Clerk

Dina Mauro 
Evening & Weekend Clerk


    Library Hours

    Monday - Thursday

      8:30am -

    Friday   8:30am -

    Saturday 10:00am -


    12:00pm -



      The library will be closed on the following holidays in 2014:


      New Year's Day Tues Jan 1st

      President's Day Mon Feb 17th

      Easter Sun Apr 20th

      Memorial Day Mon May 26th

      Independence Day Thurs July 4th

      Labor Day Mon Sept 1st


      Thurs Nov 27th-
      Fri Nov 28th

      Christmas Thurs Dec 25th

      What you'll find in this guide

      This particular guide is aimed at instructing you on the use of the library and its resources. You will find:

      • Contact information for staff members: For best service, please contact the appropriate person.
      • Hours of operation: The library is open during the indicated hours. During off hours, you may access many of our resources online.
      • Instructions on searching for information
      • Instructions on finding paper, digital (CDs and DVDs), and electronic resources (databases and journals)

      Just click on one of the tabs above to find what you need.



      The library staff will be happy to help you find needed materials, and to teach you how to use the online catalog and to search our databases.


      Circulation Policy

      All Winthrop employees may borrow from the library. All you need to do is register at the circulation desk. If you are a resident or a student, please bring the papers you received from the Academic Affairs office. Note that you must sign out when your term is over. All materials must be returned and fines paid before you may sign out from the hospital.

      Books 2 wk.       Clinics 1 wk.
      Books on CD 1 wk.       Digital media

      1 wk.    

      Chargers for iPhone 4/4S, iPhone5, and mini-USB for android devices are also available for 2 hour in-library checkout.  There is a $1.00 charge per minute, for late returns.

      You may have six items checked out at any given time.

      Reference (books whose call number begins with REF), reserve materials, computer applications (Microsoft, Adobe, EndNote), and journals (except for Clinics) do not circulate.

      If you wish to renew an item, there's no need to bring it to the library; just stop in, call 663-2802, or renew online in the library catalog. The fine for overdue items is $.20 per day.

      If materials are returned late, you will be charged $.20 per day for the time between the due date and the date they were returned.


      Interlibrary Loan

      For interlibrary loan requests, please use the Request Form.

      Or you can bring in, phone (663-2802), fax (663-8171), or e-mail ( a full citation including:

      1. UI or PMID (number found at the top of a Medline citation)
      2. author
      3. title of article
      4. journal name
      5. volume & issue number
      6. date of issue

      and we will be happy to get your needed article.

      Please check the library's journal holdings list to make sure that your needed article is not owned by the library.

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