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Since 1997, the RVH Health Library has been an integral part of RVH’s commitment to providing contemporary, evidence-based health information to staff, physicians, patients and visitors across Simcoe County.

Library professionals are available to help you conduct literature searches, provide assistance with full-text article retrieval, and locate information on a wide variety of healthcare topics. If you are unable to visit the library, information can be sent electronically.

We ask that you provide photo identification with your current name and address in order to borrow materials.

We Offer:

  • Academic textbooks and medical books
  • Literature searches
  • Full-text article retrieval
  • Free patient-education pamphlets
  • Paperbacks, audiobooks and large print books
  • Computer access* (physicians and staff only)
  • Faxing/printing/copying (fee-based)
  • Comfortable seating while you wait* (temporarily unavailable)
  • Work space* (temporarily unavailable)
  • Plugs to charge your laptop/cell phone

Please contact the RVH Health Library for your health information needs. 

Location: From the Main Entrance follow the blue line to the Library. We are located on the 2nd floor next to Victoria’s Gift Shop.

Phone: 705-728-9090 ext. 42631

Fax: 705-739-5693

Email: healthlibrary@rvh.on.ca

You can also visit us in person: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30am – 4:00pm

*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our normal services may not be available at this time including seating, work space and public computer access. Despite these temporary changes, we are committed to your health information needs and hope to see or hear from you. Masks and hand sanitization are mandatory.

The following online resources are available for use in the library*:

EBSCOhost

Gale Virtual Library

IMD Health (also available remotely to consumers; see link below)

Library Catalogue

Merck Manuals

​UpToDate

*RVH physicians and staff are able to access these resources remotely.

 

Recommended Websites

Click here to leave the RVH website and access trusted and reliable information from IMD Health, Canada’s largest digital patient health educational platform. You’ll find over 110,000 resources of images, videos, brochures, and interactive materials covering topics from over 100 Canadian health organizations and global partners, such as Mayo Clinic, MedlinePlus ,and Merck Manuals (consumer and professional version).  IMD Health is powered by CloudMD.

Additional Health Websites

Diabetes Canada (for brochures see IMD Health)