St Vincent's Hospital, FairviewSt Vincent's Hospital, Fairview

Library

The hospital library specialises in the provision of information on mental health nursing and psychiatry

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Services include :

 

  • An extensive collection of over 5,000 psychiatry, psychology and mental health nursing books, official publications and theses.
  • An inter-library loan service for journal articles.
  • Subscribes to 25 print and electronic journals and 4 electronic article databases.
  • Work-related literature searches are carried out using a range of resources.
  • A self-service photocopier is located in the library. Copy cards cost €3.00 for 40 images. The library does not have a colour photocopier.
  • 2 computers with internet access.
  • 1 computer with a catalogue to search the library collection.
  • Black & white printer (€0.10 per page)
  • A library study room with 1 computer with internet access is available to all staff and students at any time.  The regular hospital pass-key opens the door.  Located next to the doctors’ residence.
  • A catalogue containing the library’s entire collection of books, journals and other publications is available for searching on most computers in SVHF.  On computers where it is available a white icon will be on the desktop labelled ‘Heritage Catalogue’.

 

Borrowing Privledges

Due to the limited size of the library the following rules for borrowing are in place:

Staff may borrow up to 6 books for 4 weeks.
Students may borrow up to 4 books for 3 weeks.
Books may be renewed by phone or email.

 

Library Committee

The Library Committee meets once a year. Its primary function is to oversee the overall planning of the service. The committee membership represents the main users of the service. The members are as follows:

Mr. Ned Byrne, Chief Executive
Ms. Briege Casey, DCU representative
Mr. Declan Lavery, Director of Nursing
Ms. Eimear Burke, Librarian, Chair
Dr. Angela Noonan, Tutor in Psychiatry

 

Contact

Librarian: Eimear Burke
Email: library@svhf.ie
Tel: 01 884 2474
Hospital Fax: 01 837 0801

Library hours:

Monday – Wednesday  8:00 – 3:15
Thursday - Friday  Closed
Closed each day from 10:00 – 10:30 & 1:00 – 1:30

A return-bin is available in the library hall for anyone returning items outside of hours.