Library Support

The following are available through the GHS Health Sciences Library. Please call us at 864-455-7176 or e-mail library@ghs.org for assistance.

Answers to Factual Questions

Library staff are available to answer reference queries on a variety of subjects utilizing library sources. A timely response will be provided.

Audiovisual Equipment

For viewing audiovisuals in the library, two CD, DVD, and VHS videocassette players are available. Audio-visual equipment does not circulate. For check-out of AV equipment, call the audio-visual department at (864) 455-7983.

Current Awareness

The library staff will keep physicians and staff informed on current publications by author/subject searches or by photocopying the table of contents of journals as they arrive in the library.

Document Delivery

Books, copies of journal articles, and audio-visuals can be borrowed from other libraries. The cost, determined by the lending library, is $5 to $15 and is passed on to the patron.

Fax

We encourage physicians requesting copies of articles to email library@ghs.org or fax their list to the library at (864) 455-5696. If articles needed for emergency patient care decisions are not available in our library, they can be sent to us usually within the same day.

Instruction/Orientation

Upon request, the library staff will provide tours of the library as well as instructions to groups or individuals on the most effective use of library resources. Classes are scheduled periodically on Internet-related topics. Contact the library for a schedule of classes.