Medical Libraries


The Saint Thomas Health Medical Libraries provide current and authoritative medical, nursing, allied health, and healthcare management information in a variety of formats to Saint Thomas Health employees, clinical staff, and to the community.  As our goal is to support clinical excellence in patient care asking us to search and retrieve the most relevant, evidence-base information allows you to spend more time doing what you do best - taking care of patients.

We are committed:
  • To providing access to the most relevant and evidence-based information in support of the mission, goals, and clinical excellence of Saint Thomas Health Services and Ascension Health.
  • To serve as a resource to patients, families, and all people in our communities and as advocates to the poor and underserved.
  • To continuing improvement in quality through education and adaptation of technological advances.

Library Staff

Jan Haley, MLS

Library and Information Services Coordinator
Phone: 615-222-3051
Fax: 615-222-6765

Midtown Medical Library

Phone: 615-284-5373
Fax: 615-284-5861


Saint Thomas Health (STH) Libraries

In addition to our robust online offerings, STH offers two physical library locations.

Midtown Hospital Medical Library

The Midtown Medical Library is located on the first floor of the hospital near the Physician’s Lounge.

2000 Church Street, Nashville, TN 37203
Phone:  (615) 284-5373    Fax: (615) 284-5861
Library Hours:  7:30 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday

Library doors remained locked at all times.  Please knock for entrance during library hours. 
Badge accessible 24/7

Saint Thomas West Hospital - Julius Jacobs Health Sciences Library

The Julius Jacobs Health Sciences Library is located on the first floor off the main hallway of the hospital, just past the sky bridge from Seton Garage. Look for overhead signage to help direct you to the library.

4220 Harding Road, Nashville, TN 37205
Phone: (615) 222-6658    Fax:  (615) 222-6765

Library Hours: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Badge accessible 24/7

Saint Thomas West Archives available by appointment

Library Services

Saint Thomas Health provides two, full-time librarians to meet all of your reference needs.  Click on a link below to initiate service.

Computer Access

Saint Thomas Health (STHe) encourages the use of the Internet as an educational tool and to promote efficient and effective communication in the course of conducting STHe business. However, using the Internet creates risks to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic information belonging to Saint Thomas Health. Please adhere to the following guidelines to safeguard electronic information when using the Internet.

The Internet should be used primarily for study, research and education to facilitate STHe business. Workforce members and other end users have the responsibility to use the Internet in a professional, ethical, and lawful manner. STHe is not responsible for material viewed or received by end users on or from the Internet. End users are only to access or download materials from appropriate Internet sites. End users shall presume no expectation of privacy in their Internet access or in anything they may create, store, send or receive via the Internet. STHe reserves the right to monitor end user's Internet access without the end user's consent. STHe may log, review, and otherwise utilize information stored on or passing through their systems in order to manage systems and enforce security. For these same purposes, Saint Thomas Health may also capture end user activity such as web sites visited.

Contact Us

The Medical Libraries at STHe strive to provide the best service to our patrons and welcome your input. Please use the form below to submit your comments and suggestions. Thank you!
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Copyright Guidelines

Copyright & Fair Use

The Libraries of Saint Thomas Health  follow all federal copyright laws and guidelines. Photocopying and other reproductions is regulated by Title 17, United States Code, which governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted materials:

“Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be “used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship, or research.” If a user makes a request for, or later uses a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of “fair use,” that user may be liable for copyright infringement.”

Library staff reserve the right to refuse any copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of the copyright law.  Please contact the librarian on your campus with any copyright concerns.

For specific copyright information please see the link provided below.