Welcome to the Medical Library


Mission Statement


SIVUH Library is committed to supporting the hospital’s role as a teaching hospital focused on patient-centred care. We provide access to collections in a variety of formats, and information resources designed to meet the research and education needs of SIVUH staff and students on clinical placement, and to facilitate decision-making in patient care.

Department Profile

Department Description

The library is staffed by an Assistant Staff Officer. Its collection includes medical, nursing and allied health textbooks; print and online journals; online databases CINAHL Plus with Full Text, ProQuest Medical Library and UpToDate, as well as an audiovisual collection. It also has an inter-library loan service, internet access with eight computer work stations and a study area.

Services Provided

N.B. Services provided to SIVUH staff only and students on clinical placements.

Borrowing of books, access to printed and online healthcare journals and databases, inter-library loan, internet access, printing, photocopying.


The library is located at the end of the Visitor Car Park on the right, beside the Administration Building.


Assistant Staff Officer: Julianne O’Callaghan

Tel: (021) 4926185 / (021) 4926348



Opening Hours

Mon. – Fri. 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.



Information leaflets for hospital staff available on request in the SIVUH Library.

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South Infirmary

Victoria University Hospital

A teaching hospital

of University College Cork