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Information for Librarians

As a member of the Massachusetts Library System (MLS) Lowell General Hospital Health Science Library provides inter-library loan and reference services to fellow MLS libraries.

We participate in mediated librarian-to-librarian reference.  Contact us using main Lowell General Hospital telephone number available on this page and ask for the Medical Library.

Please note that although we can provide copies of medical journal articles and excerpts from our clinical textbook collection in compliance with U.S. Copyright Law Title 17, U.S. Code, we do not loan journals and print materials from our clinical collection via ILL, except on a case-by-case basis. We must have these items on hand for use in patient care.

Items marked STAFF ONLY are specifically restricted to Lowell General Hospital personnel by contractual and licensure agreements. These items do not circulate.

We do inter-library loan materials from our Consumer Health Collection, our Lowell General Hospital Patient Family Resource Center (cancer materials for consumers) and our Business Collection. These materials are designated CONS HEALTH, PAT FAM RES CTR and BUSINESS COLL in the item call number. Items marked REF in these collections do not circulate, but copies may be provided as described above.

Please limit ILL requests to three or fewer articles, excerpts, or allowed titles. We are a small facility.

Please use ALA ILL form protocols when submitting requests.  We are not on the statewide courier service.  For physical items, you may be asked to pay shipping charges.  Emailed and faxed items will be provided promptly and at no charge to MLS participating libraries.

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