Josey Health Sciences Library

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Location and Hours
Richland Hospital Campus
5 Medical Park, 6E
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Closed weekends and holidays
 
24-Hour Access
24-hour ID badge access to the library is available to:
Residents
Fellows
Medical Faculty/Staff Physicians
Staff Physicians are allowed after-hours access and their ID badges can be coded upon request. (Please see Library staff for further details).
 
Contact Us
803-434-6312
Fax: 803-434-2651
phrlibrary.phrlibrary@PrismaHealth.org
 
General Information / Library Patrons
The Josey Health Sciences Library at Prisma Health Richland Hospital provides access to and instruction in the efficient and effective use of information resources that enhance the educational and clinical practice missions of Prisma Health. The Library serves all administrative and management staff, medical staff, residents and fellows, affiliated health sciences students, nurses, and, selectively, to area health care professionals.
 
Fees may apply to some groups for some services.
A printed fee schedule is available on request. The requestor is advised of applicable fees before the service is provided.
Use of library computers required a Prisma Health netword account log in.
Use of library computers is limited to research, patient care, education and other professional purposes.

Library Collection and Circulation
The print collection includes approximately 2,000 book titles and 50+ journal titles. The non-print collection includes microfilm/microfiche, audio/video cassettes, compact discs and including full-text books, journals and videos, availabel under our Clinical Key Database, as well as access to more than 4,000 electronic resources.

Books, journals and electronic resources in the Library's collections support health administration, clinical medicine, nursing and allied health subjects. In addition to computer workstations, the library has study carrels and current periodicals reading area.

Journals and books marked "REF" or "CORE" are for in-library use only and can not be checked-out. Items needed for slide production or other processing by Instructional Media are exceptions and need to be coordinated with the librarian.
 
Loan Periods
Books – 3 weeks / AV materials – 1 week
Items should be returned via the book return drop located in the hallway outside the library in order to assure accurate check-in.
Two renewals are allowed. Items checked-out from the library are the sole responsibility of the borrower.

Overdue and fine notices are mailed monthly. If items are not returned and records cleared after the third notice, library privileges are suspended. Lost or damaged items will be billed at the current replacement cost. The borrower accepts financial and replacement responsibility for all items at the time of check-out.
 
Reference / Computer Searches
Patrons can ask Library staff to perform a computer search of published literature for citations/full text articles on specific topics, or they can search the literature themselves. They can search the biomedical literature in PubMED or in the databases to which the library subscribes through EBSCOhost.
 
Printing / Photocopying / Document Delivery
Library visitors can print from any Library computer to a networked printer, free of charge.
Use print review to print only needed material.
 
At the patron's request, Library staff will set aside journal issues so that the patron may photocopy needed articles. The patron will be notified when items are ready. Photocopying within four working days is encouraged so items can be re-shelved for use by other patrons.

Another service available to patrons is document delivery through interlibrary loan (ILL). If the Library does not own or have electronic access to a specific title, Library staff will try to obtain a copy of the material from another health sciences library. Lending libraries, with whom we do not have a reciprocal lending arrangement may charge a fee for this service (the cost can range from $5 to $20 per article). Patrons will be invoiced for any charges. 
 
Library Orientation / Education
The Library staff provides instruction to groups and individuals in the most effective use of Library resources. Demonstrations and one-on-one training are used to familiarize patrons with computers and mechanical equipment in the library. The goal of education is to help patrons become proficient and independent in their access, evaluation, and use of Library resources, wherever their location and whatever their format.  
 
Summary of Services
Loan books and audiovisual items from the Library collection 
Locate and acquire/borrow items from other health sciences libraries
Search electronic databases for information/citations on topics
Answer brief reference questions
Provide instruction on use of library equipment and resources
Pull items owned by the library for patron's use