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Library Services

Reference Assistance

The library maintains reference and lending materials on medical, nursing, allied health, and healthcare administration. The staff is available to assist patrons in the use of the collection and in locating specific information. An information specialist is available to answer your question weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Please call (919) 784-3032 or e-mail your question to rexlibrary@unchealth.unc.edu. This service is available for Rex Healthcare co-workers, medical staff, Rex volunteers, patients and their family members.

Literature Searches

Medical, nursing, health care administration and consumer health searches are available from the National Library of Medicine Databases, CINAHL, StatRef online reference book collection Databases and the Internet. Search results can be printed out or forwarded to your e-mail address. This service is available for Rex Healthcare co-workers and physicians on staff. Please e-mail your search topic to rexlibrary@unchealth.unc.edu.

Interlibrary Loans and Document Delivery

Books, journal articles, or audio-visuals needed for patient care or work related projects but not owned by this library may be obtained from other libraries or sources. Loansome Doc is also available. This service allows you to request articles found during your PubMed search. Please print and mail the loansome doc agreementto Rex Healthcare Library. This service is available to Rex Healthcare co-workers and physicians on staff.

End-User Searching

The library has four PC workstations available for users to perform their own searches. Databases available throughout the hospital via library's website include: Ovid/Medline, Cinahl, Evidence Based Medicine Reviews, ACP Journal Club, Clinical Evidence, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, StatRef Online reference textbooks, and UpToDate electronic clinical reference. 300 online full-text journals are also available for authorized users. Please print and mail the online resources access agreement form to Rex Healthcare Library.

Paperback Book Exchange

A collection of fiction is available for patients, Rex co-workers, and medical staff. There is no check out requirement for this collection. Take what you want and return the books when you can. Donations to this collection are welcome.


Please let us know if you have any suggestions in purchasing new books for our library.