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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.

Information & Policies


All books can be checked out from the library, including reference books. Journals may not be taken from the library. Library users may photocopy journal articles for free inside the library.

Hospital employees may check a maximum of 3 circulating books out of the library for 3-week loan periods. Employees may also check books out of the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Bell Library using your Driscoll badge. Present your ID badge at either library to have a library barcode attached to your badge. DCH employees may not borrow media (slides, video, etc), journals or reference
books from the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi Library.

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi faculty, staff and students may check out a maximum of 3 circulating books from the Driscoll collection. Present your TAMUCC ID card to check books out. TAMUCC patrons may not check out reference books, journals or media from the DCH Library.

Interlibrary Loan:

Hospital employees may request books or journal articles not available at our library by filling out a request form in the library, e-mailing us, or calling the library. Please provide complete citation information. Free interlibrary loan service between local libraries is currently provided by the Coastal Bend Health Information Network; articles not available locally are ordered from Information Link, a commercial information provider. Interlibrary loan service is free to hospital employees.

Reference Assistance:

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

A librarian is available during regular library hours to assist you in using our resources. Please the library for more information.

Position statements including copyright policies.

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.

For TTY Deaf Messaging Connect to TTY Interpretation by dialing
(800) 735-2989