South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

Name of library
South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital

Address of library
Medical Library
South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital
Old Blackrock Road


Opening hours
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm
Closed for lunch 12.30pm to 1.30pm

Cork PAL Co-ordinator Julie Hayes, Librarian
Tel. 021 4926185 or 021 4926348 (direct line)

Requirements for referral
Referral from another participating library required. Telephone call or email in advance to one library staff, one week’s notice preferable. 021 4926185. ID required.

Statement of access to resources
Reading access to reading material. No borrowing facility. No access to online resources.

Library Collection
The library supports the ongoing educational and research needs of all hospital staff and students on clinical placement. Library holdings include over 1,300 medical, nursing and allied health textbooks, as well as print journals and audiovisual material. Online databases ProQuest Medical Library and CINAHL Plus with Full Text provide access to over 1,100 online titles and the hospital also subscribes to clinical information resource UpToDate®. 10 study spaces and 8 computer workstations are available along with printing, photocopying and fax facilities. Stock covers all medical and surgical disciplines in the hospital. Particular strengths are Otolaryngology, Dermatology and Gynaecology.