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Research Help


A librarian is available during regular library hours to assist hospital employees in their research.

The librarian can:
  • research a topic for you
  • help you research your topic
  • get copies of journal articles or borrow books for you

The library has six computers with access to the Internet, several online journal indexes, PREP, Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, e-mail, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other programs.A flatbed scanner, slide viewer, VCR and typewriter are also available.

Please contact the library for more information.

Interlibrary Loan


Driscoll staff, students, and clinicians may request any journal article or book. If it is not available online from the library homepage please email the librarian, or call (361) 694-4523. If you are not affiliated with Driscoll you may contact us or use Loansome Doc. Please provide citation information for quicker service. Interlibrary loan service is free.
  • Journal articles available locally usually are delivered to you by email within hours. Articles that must be obtained from other libraries usually arrive in a day or two. Please call the library if you need immediate service for patient care. These are handled immediately; we attempt to deliver article(s) within minutes.
  • Books borrowed from other libraries usually take 2 weeks to arrive. We route book loan requests to the Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi Bell Library. Call for assistance to borrow Medical Library books or get a loan (361) 694-5467.

To find books you might want to borrow, look at:


The library uses the National Library of Medicine's DOCLINE system to request articles from other libraries. We obtain our loans free; articles not available by these means are ordered from Information Link, a commercial document provider.

Contact Information


Paula Scott, Ph.D., MLS
Library Director
(361) 694-5467
Paula.Scott@dchstx.org

Cindy Munoz
Library Information Specialist
(361) 694-4523
Cindy.Munoz@dchstx.org

Library fax (361) 808-2141
Hours: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, Monday - Friday (24 hour access for medical staff)

The Medical Library is on the 3rd floor of Driscoll Children's Hospital, across the hall from the Medical Education department.


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