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    Services & Policies for Our Library Users

    Our Library Users  |  Library Orientation  |  Circulation  |  Document Delivery  |  Research/Reference  |  Archival Access

    Our Library Users

    Library Services are available to staff, students, Medical Staff and Faculty affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center.
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    Library Orientation

    Orientation and Training in Use of Library Collections and Resources:
    Informal one-on-one or group training in the use of library facilities and print or electronic resources is available. Library staff will provide in-service training in departments, clinics, laboratories and classrooms on request.

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    Except for reference materials and certain reserve books; books, journals, and audiovisual materials circulate for up to two weeks. Overdue fines may be assessed. If materials are lost or damaged, replacement costs, overdue charges, and a $10.00 processing fee will be charged.

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    Document Delivery

    Copy Service:
    Library Staff will make reprints from in-house library collections within copyright guidelines to members of the medical staff and faculty and chief residents. There is a 2-4 days turn-around time.

    Interlibrary Loan:
    Materials including journal articles and book chapters not available from our collections may be requested from another libraries. Charges for this service range from free-of-charge up to $12.00 per transaction. Rush or fax services may involve additional charges.

    Copyright Notice: Due to copyright restrictions there are limits to the number of articles that the library can copy from any particular journal title. Once this limit has been reached any further articles will be ordered from a document delivery company. This will allow the copyright fee to be paid for each article. Charges will vary but will be more than the regular interlibrary loan rate.

    To request photocopies or interlibrary loans please contact the library.

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    Access to various information sources is available to all patrons. Library staff will perform research and mediated literature searches on request online by phone at 600-3240, or by email at

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    Archival Access

    Access to the California Pacific Medical Center archival and historic collections is available to authorized users by appointment. Please call 600-3240 or email library staff to schedule an appointment for access to these materials.

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