Services for Eastern Health - Health Sciences Centre

The Health Sciences Library (HSL) provides resources and services for the staff of Eastern Health’s Health Sciences Centre site, including the General Hospital, the Women's Health Centre, the Janeway Children's Health and Rehabilitation Centre, and the Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre.

Library Account

Your Eastern Health employee ID normally serves as your library card. Please bring your ID card to the Lending Services Desk in the Health Sciences Library (H1615) to have your library account set up.   


Eastern Health employees at the Health Sciences Centre site have the same library privileges (including holds) as Memorial University employees, with the exception of off-campus access to electronic resources. Most items may be borrowed for two weeks (and may be recalled after one week). Items may be renewed, provided that there is no hold or recall on the item. 

Eastern Health employees may use our Intercampus Loan service to request items located at other branches of Memorial Libraries and our Document Delivery service to request materials not available in the Memorial University Libraries collection.

Electronic Journals

Eastern Health employees may access electronic journals and other restricted access resources from within the library using a computer in the Commons (see below for information about computer access). E-journals are generally NOT available from off campus unless you are also a member of Memorial University; however you can connect to some health databases, and a selection of online journals and electronic textbooks through NLHKIN.

Research Assistance and Literature Searching 

Librarians are available to assist you with specific or general research questions. Please contact us in person or by phone, email, or chat, or request an appointment for research help. We also provide a free literature search service, whereby a librarian will perform a literature search on your requested topic and send you the results (citations and abstracts; full text is not provided as part of this service)."

Librarians also provide instruction and training in the use of library databases and research tools. Instruction is available for individuals or groups, and can be tailored to specific subjects, needs or times. For more information or to request a session, see Library Instruction and Research Help.

Internet and Computer Access

Eastern Health employees may access Memorial University's wireless internet by selecting the WiFi network @Memorial-Guest in your device’s wireless settings and accepting the Terms of Use. 

You may also access the internet and all of Memorial Libraries’ electronic resources using a computer in the Health Sciences Library. You will need a free LabNet account, which you may request at the Lending Services Desk (Eastern Health ID or photo ID required). 

Photocopying and Printing

Photocopiers and printers are located in the Print and Copy Room, across from the Lending Services Desk. For more information, including current costs, see Printing and Photocopying.

Suggestion for Purchase

Any library user may recommend the purchase of specific books, journals, or other materials using the Recommendation for Purchase form.