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    Circulation Policies

    Hospital staff may borrow circulating library materials for four weeks, with an option to renew for an additional four weeks. Periodicals and reference materials may not be removed from the library.

    Members of the community are welcome to use the library for reference purposes only. Please inquire at the reference desk about special arrangements to accommodate your needs.

    The library director and staff welcome the opportunity to assist you in using the library to the fullest potential. The library is maintained primarily to support patient care and education and is available to all Newport Hospital staff. The library is also open to the community as a resource for their health information needs.

    The Library Resource Center staff is available to assist in locating information and in developing search strategies.

    • Literature searches. A literature search locates information on a particular topic from such sources as journal articles, newspapers, and government/technical reports. Our library staff members are available to help with accessing online databases and with formulating a search strategy. The library staff will also conduct literature searches by request.
    • Interlibrary loan/document delivery. If it's not in the library, we can get it for you. The Library Resource Center participates in a vast interlibrary loan network, permitting access to more than 1,500 medical libraries across the country. The library is a member of the Regional Medical Library Network of the National Library of Medicine, and through the automated online document delivery system, DOCLINE, obtains materials that are not available in our collection. To facilitate the loan of books and journal articles, the library belongs to several local and regional consortia, including the Association of Rhode Island Health Sciences Libraries, the Basic Health Sciences Library Network, Free Share, the Helin Library Consortium and the Rhode Island Library Network.

    Other Services:

    • Reference service (we handle requests made by telephone, email, fax and in person)
    • Photocopying
    • Table of contents service
    • Classes in PubMed and evidence-based research, as requested

    Find out more

    Please call 401-845-1311 with questions and for additional information about hours, policies and the information and services we have available.

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