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The Geisinger Health Sciences Libraries provide digital and print information on the clinical evidence-based practice and management of healthcare. Located at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville with branch sites at the Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre and Geisinger-Community Medical Center in Scranton. The libraries provide an invaluable service to Geisinger's clinical and research staff who have access to the facility 24/7 by proxy tag.

The libraries are part of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and serve as a Resource Library for the Middle-Atlantic Region and two local consortia: the Susquehanna Library Cooperative and the Central Pennsylvania Health Science Library Association.

The main Health Sciences Library in Danville holds a collection of

  • 4,500 e-journals and 2300 e-book titles
  • Print books and journals with focus primarily on clinical medicine, nursing and basic science.
  • A wide range of databases including Access Medicine, Access Surgery, Access Pediatrics, Access Anesthesiology, Access Emergency Medicine, Facts & Comparisons, CINAHL/Nursing Reference Center, Health & Wellness Resource Center, PERC-Patient Education Reference Center, Clinical Key, Micromedex, Natural Standard, Natural Medicine, DynaMed, OVID (Medline, Cochrane, JBI-Joanna Briggs Institute), Visual DX, and UpToDate.

Circulation privileges for books are extended to all patrons who have filled out a library registration form. Circulation privileges for journals and audiovisuals are also extended to any Geisinger employee who has filled out a registration form; the current (most recently received) issue of a journal may not be circulated. Loan periods are for three weeks with one renewal, provided no other patron has requested the title.

Students and other library users who are not Geisinger employees may not sign out bound or unbound journals, but may photocopy pages at $.10 per page. Students or faculty of affiliated institutions may also obtain materials through their library's interlibrary loan department.

A library for patients, their families and members of the community, the Community Health Library located in Bush Pavilion of the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, provides health information in a variety of formats, including electronic resources, books, medical journals/newsletters, videos and databases. Community Health Library patrons also have access to computers with high speed Internet connections and health-related videos. Books and videos may be borrowed for three weeks. Photocopies of materials are free of charge. Photocopying of materials must adhere to the U.S. copyright law. All services are free of charge.

ONCAT

You can search the collection with OnCAT, the library's online catalog of books, audiovisuals, and journal titles.
Note: Some library resources are limited by licensing agreements and can be used only by Geisinger Health System employees utilizing the Geisinger proprietary network.

Locations & Hours

Health Sciences Library
Geisinger Medical Center
Circulation Desk 570-271-6463
Reference/Database Services 570-271-6288 or 570-271-8198
Fax 570-271-5738
e-mail hsl@geisinger.edu
Monday through Friday 7 am - 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
The Health Sciences Library at Geisinger Medical Center is located on the lower level of the Henry Hood Center for Health Research.

Health Sciences Library
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center
Library Specialist 570-808-7809
Fax 570-808-7682
Monday through Friday 8 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
The Health Sciences Library at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center is located on the main floor in the education wing.

Health Sciences Library
Geisinger-Community Medical Center
Reference/Database Services 570.-69-8197
Fax: 570-969-8902
Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30
The Health Sciences Library at Geisinger-Community Medical Center is located on the 1st floor B-wing.

Community Health Library
Geisinger Medical Center
Librarian 570-271-5638
Fax 570-271-5635
e-mail chrl@geisinger.edu
Monday through Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Saturday & Sunday - Closed
The Community Health Library at Geisinger Medical Center is located in the Bush Pavilion across from the eyewear center.

Jane B. Karn Health Sciences Library
Geisinger Lewistown Hospital
Phone 717-242-7242
Fax 717-242-7245
Monday through Friday 8am to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday-Closed
The Jane B. Karn Health Sciences Library at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital is located at
400 Highland Avenue, Fourth Floor Medical Office Building
Lewistown, PA 17044