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  • Our Mission is to help medical professionals, students and patients become independent problem solvers who have state-of-the-art information tools and know how to use them to address health care challenges.


    Some services are only available to Lifespan employees and library members. Please call
    401-444-8070 for membership information.

  • Lifespan Libraries

  • The Lifespan Libraries form an integrated information management center. The libraries hold more than 40,000 serial volumes, subscribe to approximately 700 journals, and house more than 8,000 books, specializing in the clinical medical sciences and nursing. Among the libraries' strengths are electronic literature searching, online cataloging, collection management, library instruction and research consultation.

    Lifespan Library Locations

    More information about hours, locations and collection information at Lifespan partner hospitals:

    Our Services

    Our services include inter-library loan, book circulation and online database searches:

    • HELIN Catalog
      Lifespan Libraries are part of the HELIN library consortium.
    • PubMed
      Medline Database—provides access to references and abstracts from 4,600 biomedical journals
    • MEDLINEplus® Health Information
      Health topics, drug information, medical encyclopedia, dictionary, directories, news and other resources
    • ClinicalTrials.gov
      Clinical research studies for new drugs and treatments
      (A service of the National Institutes of Health developed by the National Library of Medicine)

    Call 401-444-8070 for more information about Lifespan Libraries and our services.