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General Information

CoxHealth Libraries
Phone: 417-269-3460
E-mail: Library@coxhealth.com

Fax: 417-269-3492

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Library Locations

South Library
By appointment only. Please call for details.
*Hours:  8:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday

North Library
1423 N. Jefferson Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Location: J-200 Hallway just west of the Pharmacy  
*Hours:  
8:00 - 4:30, Monday - Friday

*Hours vary during Cox College semester


After Hours Access  
Medical staff, resident physicians, administrators and authorized personnel approved by the Library Director, have after-hour access to use materials in the libraries via their approved Cox ID card.
 

Who May Use the Libraries
CoxHealth physicians, employees, students, patients and their families

Students - It is important for students to realize that part of their educational process is to perform their own literature searches and to retrieve and/or photocopy their own materials. As with most academic settings, general direction to research and locating resources is permissible.  

Attorneys - Visiting attorneys must have prior approval from the Legal Department Director before admission to the CoxHealth Libraries. Phone: 417-269-6577. The Legal Department will notify the Libraries when approval is obtained.

Patients & Community - Patients, families, and the community are welcome to use library resources in-house during regular library hours.  Due to the technical nature of our collection, the following patient-oriented libraries may be more suitable for meeting consumer health information needs:   

  • Joyce Schwandt Library, The Women's Center
  • Hartman Library and Resource Center, Wheeler Heart and Vascular Center
  • Allenbrand Resource Center and Library, Hulston Cancer Center
     

Library Collection
The CoxHealth Libraries strives to collect resources to support the areas of care and the professional work and growth of all physicians, employees, and students.


Borrowing Materials
A completed LIBRARY USER APPLICATION FORM must be on file with the Libraries before materials may be borrowed. A current CoxHealth identification badge must be shown, and a member of the library staff must check out any material removed from the Libraries.  

Checkout periods vary depending on the type of material:

  • General Collection Items = Two weeks
  • Reserve books = Overnight, or as specified
  • Reference books = In-library use only

Journals = In-library use only  
 

Placing Holds on Materials
Holds may be placed on all circulating items by contacting the Library.


Renewing Materials
Renewals may be made in person, by phone, or e-mail provided the materials are not overdue or on hold for another library user.


Returning Materials  
Materials may be returned at either the North or South Library in-person or in the book drop outside the North Library. 


Fines
Fines are charged for overdue materials as follows:

  • General Collection Items = $ .25 per day
  • Reserve Materials = $1.00 per day
  • Interlibrary Loan Materials = $1.00 per day

Reviewed: December 2015


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