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Medical Library

Any staff member may use Baptist Health library services for the improvement of the quality of care of patients. Its services support patient care, evidence based practice, continuing education, research and publications. All staff have access to the physical libraries at Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, West Kendall, and Homestead Hospital as well as the Miami Cancer Institute.

Services include:
  • Literature searches on MEDLINE, CINAHL, ClinicalKey, and other evidence-based health and business databases.
  • Journal articles delivered by email, photocopy, mail, or fax. Articles are sourced from our own collection and/or through our membership in NNLM, the National Library of Medicine’s nationwide network of university and medical center libraries.
  • Access to an authoritative and comprehensive collection of e-resources including: clinical e-journals and e-books (2,000+ titles), and bibliographic databases such as ClinicalKey, Ovid MEDLINE, CINAHL, UpToDate, and Micromedex.​
  • 24/7 access to library e-resources from anywhere via the OpenAthens portal. (Request Access | Login)
  • Circulation and interlibrary loan of books and DVDS for ongoing learning.
  • Customized training on a variety of topics (Examples: accessing library resources, literature search skills, using EndNote software to organize and format citations).
  • Current awareness email alerts: Journal tables of contents and/or topic alerts.
  • Hosting of a professional-grade peer-reviewed journals on Scholarly Commons.
  • Patients, families, and their visitors may use the medical libraries to access reliable supplemental patient education information. Library staff will assist in identifying and providing information, but they are not practicing health professionals and will not interpret information or give advice.​

    Jaffee Medical Library at Baptist Hospital

    Baptist Hospital 

    Location: 3rd Floor; South Building
    Hours: Monday - Friday. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Phone: 786-596-6506; Fax: 786-596-5910

    Marmot Library at South Miami Hospital

    South Miami 

    Location: Victor E. Clarke Education Center
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Phone: 786-662-8219; Fax: 786-662-5124

      Medical Library at Doctors Hospital

      Doctors Hospital 

      Location: 3rd Floor, near the 'A' elevators

      Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
      Phone: 786-308-3344

      Medical Library at Homestead Hospital

      Homestead Hospital 

      Location: 2nd Floor

      Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
      Phone: 786-243-8282; Fax: 786-533-9304

      Medical Library at West Kendall Baptist Hospital

      West Kendall Baptist Hospital 

      Location: West Wing, 1st Floor

      Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
      Phone: 786-467-2047

      Patient & Family Resource Center and Medical Library at Miami Cancer Institute

      Miami Cancer Institute 

      Location: 2nd Floor

      Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.  
      Phone: 786-527-8271

      Electronic Medical Library (EML)

      electronic library 

      Location: Intranet from a Baptist Health South Florida networked computer or Internet from home or office.

      Hours: 24/7


      All Mariners Hospital, Baptist Outpatient Services, and other medical, nursing or hospital staff are welcome to use any of the above libraries. Internet access to employees is available in each library.​