Libraries at St. Joseph's Healthcare
The Library advances the intellectual growth and transfer of knowledge at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton by selecting, acquiring, organizing, preserving, and providing access to the highest quality information when and where it is needed. Through education, professional expertise, and a stimulating and supportive environment, the Library ensures effective retrieval and use of information to create new knowledge and improve health and safety.
The Library is the leading provider of information and indispensable partner to the physicians, hospital staff and learners in their pursuit of excellence in education, clinical care, research, and community service.
As a member of the Hamilton and District Health Library Network, the Library participates in resource sharing among the libraries of McMaster University, as well as teaching and community hospitals in the area.
St. Joseph's Healthcare Library Services includes the following 2 site libraries:
Library Resource Centre - West 5th Campus F Wing - Room 145
In 1968 Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital moved a collection of books and journals from storage to a small library on the second floor of the Auchmar Building. As the collection developed it was apparent that additional space was required to accommodate a rapidly expanding collection and in 1970 the collection was moved to its present location with all departmental collections incorporated into one centralized library. Now, as part of St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, plans are to include a new library in the redevelopment of the West 5th Campus.
Sherman Library - Charlton Campus Juravinski Innovation Tower, 2nd Floor, Room T2305
In 1964, St. Joseph's Medical Director, Dr. J.D. Galloway, recognized a need for a library at the Hospital to support the residency and training programs. The original space was 1000 square feet in the Centre Bldg. Due to a growing collection the library moved to the Fontbonne Bldg which was double the space. In 2002 the next move was to a temporary location on the 8th floor of the Mary Grace Bldg. while the Juravinski Tower was being built. The final move to the New Sherman Library occured in 2005 and offers many upgrades for the users such as a "Quiet Study" room and a "Computer Lab".