Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Medical Library
The Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Medical Library provides library and health information resources and services to meet the informational, educational and research-related needs of the medical and hospital staff for their use in the delivery of quality health care. The Medical Library is open to all Hospital employees and medical staff including residents and medical students with proper badge identification. It provides a quiet, academic atmosphere for research and study.
Two professional Medical Librarians are available to perform literature searches on any health-related topic upon request. They also offer search assistance with the medical databases and schedule personalized online search tutorials. Article reprints are provided by Library staff from journals within the collective holdings of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital and Johns Hopkins’ Welch Medical Library. If unavailable from either library, an interlibrary loan request is submitted to fulfill the requested article. The Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital Library staff also serves as exam proctors for employees.
Location & Hours
The Medical Library is located on the 1st floor of the Main Hospital, Room 1651, between the Employee Entrance and the Emergency Center. The Library is staffed Monday-Friday from 9:00 am until 5:30 pm. Clinical staff has 24-hour badge access and can swipe in at the entrance. All other employees may contact the Medical Library to obtain after-hours access.
The Medical Library owns more than 800 medical and nursing books with a primary focus on pediatric medicine and its specialties. Books may be checked out for two weeks, with an additional two-week renewal. A self-check-out station is set up for after-hours visitors.
Current print issues of journals are arranged alphabetically on the shelves directly across from the main entrance to the Library. The archived print issues, also arranged alphabetically, are on the moving shelves located past the book collection. In cooperation with the Welch Medical Library, the ACH Medical Library provides access to thousands of electronic health journal titles.
The Library’s computer lab houses 10 desktop computers that access the Internet 24/7. Microsoft® Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint are available on each computer. CHEX Annual In-services may be completed in the lab. Complimentary printing and copying of work-related materials and domestic fax service are available for ACH staff.
The Library conference room is open for all staff to use and is equipped with a computer and data projector. It seats 16 comfortably and may be reserved by calling the Medical Library.
Online Medical Resources
Most Library services can be accessed through MOLLIE (Medical OnLine Library Info Express) —the Library’s webpage on BeACH (the hospital's intranet). The following may be accessed via MOLLIE:
- Medical literature search request forms
- Article reprint request forms
- LOCATe ( Library Online CATalog) – used to find print books available on the shelf in the Library
- “eTOCs” (Electronic Table of Contents) Email Sign-up
The Medical Library’s website provides a link to the Welch Medical Library for access to most online medical databases. The following databases are unique to ACH:
- AAP Red Book Online MEDLINE
- Mosby’s Nursing Skills
- Patient Education Reference Center
- Proquest Health and Medical Complete
Other medical databases can be searched via the Welch Medical Library - more information about their resources can be found at: ome.allkids.org/welch-medical-library.
ACH Library Staff Contact Information
Mail: Dept. 7660