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The services of the Medical Library at Miami Children's Hospital are designed to promote quality health care and continued medical education through the provision of knowledge-based resources; in print and electronic formats as well as audiovisual materials. In addition to providing services to the medical and hospital staff, residents and students, the Medical Library serves as a resource center for the educational and research programs of Miami Childrens Hospital. In order to receive the services offered by the Miami Childrens Hospital Medical Library, all patrons must be registered, have a library card, and be a part of the Miami Childrens Hospital staff.


Medline Searches
Computerized searches are available from Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Request forms for this service are obtained at the Circulation Desk.

Requests can be taken or received via fax, phone or mail. Please allow a 24-hour turnaround time.

Four computer workstations are accessible to search Medline from the MCH Library.


Interlibrary Loans
Through our Interlibrary Loan program, patrons looking for articles not available at Miami Childrens Hospital are able to borrow or order from a network of 85 libraries. The Library staff will make every effort to locate material needed. Fees will be assessed on those articles obtained from out-of-town libraries.

We encourage you to fax or mail your request. Turnaround time for this service is five working days; however, Patient Care Emergency Requests can be filled within 24 hours. Please let us know if material is needed immediately.


Codes for 24-hour Library Access
The Medical Library is available after hours and on weekends through a keypad access system. During this time patrons can use the copier and computer terminals. No materials can be removed while unattended, since the Library is under strict security surveillance at all times. Failure to follow these guidelines will set off the alarm. A report must then be filed with security.


Access to the University of Miami Medical Library
The Medical Library at Miami Childrens Hospital provides full access to the University of Miamis Calder Medical Library through our Classic membership. Services include full borrowing privileges as well as photocopying services. The Calder Library online catalog with a listing of their holdings is available to you through this web page.


Access to Ovid Medline
The computers located in the medical library at Miami Childrens Hospital provide around the clock access to the Ovid Medline system, allowing patrons to run searches on Medline as well as other databases. Presently, there are 45 full-text journal titles available online. Users outside Miami Childrens Hospital may request an individual password for remote access to this system.


Other Resources
The Medical Library at Miami Childrens Hospital also provides information from other websites such as the American Academy of Pediatrics.


About the Staff
The Medical Library falls under the Library Manager, who is on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There are also two support staff on duty from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


How to Reach Us
To get a library card or more information on our services, contact us at (305) 666-6511, ext. 4470; fax at (305) 284-1145, or by e-mail to Roumiana.Katzarkov@mch.com.