Medical Library at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center

LibraryThe Medical Library at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center has a collection of medical, nursing, and allied health clinical information resources for the hospital's staff. In addition to serving the staff, the Medical Library also provides reliable Consumer Health information resources and services onsite for patients, families, and members of the community.

Hours of Operation:

8:00 am-4:00 pm, Monday-Friday
Closed Holidays

Located in Central Building – Ground Floor.

Features of the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Library:

  • Two Masters Degree trained Medical Librarians and a Library Tech to assist patrons
  • Member of the National Network of Libraries
  • Onsite access to over 1,000 Online Medical Journals and Books
  • One designated computer for consumer and patient use
  • Over 1,000 print books, magazines, and newsletters for in-library use only

You may submit an ‘Ask a Librarian’ question by*:

* The information provided is for informational purposes only, and should not be interpreted as medical or professional advice. The selection of the material is not intended to suggest a diagnosis or particular treatment for any individual.
Contact your health care professional to determine appropriateness for you or another individual.

Online Consumer Health Resources:

MedlinePlus -
The National Institutes of Health's Website for patients. Produced by the National Library of Medicine, it brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand. MedlinePlus offers reliable, up-to-date health information, anytime, anywhere, for free.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -
The CDC Website offers free, reliable, and accurate information on diseases and conditions, healthy living, traveler’s health, emergency preparedness, and more. It is a source for nationally compiled data and statistics, as well as informative fact sheets.

What did my doctor say? -
The special words doctors and nurses use can be hard to understand. You may see or hear these words at your doctor’s office, on the Internet, on the radio or TV, or in newspapers or magazines. We call these words “Medspeak.” The Medical Library Association created this page to help you understand what a doctor or nurse tells you. You’ll find tips on how to understand many health words. The terms on this site were created with the help of the Working Group for Health Literacy, Massachusetts Health Sciences Library Network (MAHSLIN).

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration Consumers Portal -
Get timely, reliable health and safety information about food, drugs, medical devices, vaccines, pet food, pet medicine, and more.

Patient Stories

  • I am also grateful to all the CBMC staff. I am grateful to the doctors who sat on my bed and let me cry because I was separated from my newborn baby. Thank you to the L&D nurses that asked how the baby was every time I came back to my hospital room.

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  • “Dr. Gilder is amazing because he’s not only good at what he does, but he’s also compassionate.”

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  • “I’ve always had a good feeling about the hospital, and when I spoke to the people at the transplant center, I felt at ease. The staff was wonderful.”

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