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 for patients, families, and members of the community.

Hours of Operation:

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

COVID-19 Guidelines:

All patrons, per hospital policy, are required to wear a mask at all times while inside the Medical Library.

Features of the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Library:

  • Two Masters Degree trained Medical Librarians and a Library Tech to assist patrons
  • Fifteen Computers
  • Member of the National Network of Libraries
  • Consumer Health print collection
  • Mindfulness print collection
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion print collection
  • State-of-the-art conference room
  • History of Medicine collection
  • Over 1,000 online Medical Journals
  • Over 1,000 online and print books

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

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 National Library of Medicine Drug Info Portal -
The NLM Drug Information Portal gives users a gateway to selected drug information from the U.S. National Library of Medicine and other key U.S. Government agencies.

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.