Medical Library

The library has been a fixture at Halifax Health since 1963, offering help to physicians, nurses, clinicians, educators, and other staff, as well as patients, family and friends from all over the area. We have kept up with the times and the changing trends in the biomedical sciences, and strive to advance our knowledge of information needs and delivery methods. We hope that you will continue to use the library and look forward to many more years of successful service.

Greg Kirkwood, Medical Librarian

Contact 386.425.4051,


HMC 1st Floor, North-East Wing
Follow the signs toward Health Information Services (Medical Records)
Across the hall from the VCMS Office and the Physicians Lounge

Hours & Access

7:30am - 4:00pm / Monday-Friday
24-hour swipe access available for Halifax physicians


Seating for 18
400 reference texts
175 print journal titles (going back 10 years)
1 photocopier / fax machine


4 Internet computers with Meditech access
Microsoft Office 2003 (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
CD Players (cannot write to a CD or play DVD's)

Library is equiped with wireless Internet access for laptops.

Circulation Policy

Books and Audio-Digest CD's can be checked out for 2 weeks
Journals cannot be checked out (photocopier available)

Commonly Used Databases

MedlinePlus ( Drugs and Supplements | Health Topics A-Z )

Purchased Databases

MEDLINE with Full Text
CINAHL with Full Text
The R2 Library