About the Reeves Health Sciences Library

The library maintains a collection of 2,688 online journals and 1,745 electronic books and provides access to 24 respected online resources for medical and nursing research and publishing. Resource selection is based on ongoing educational need and subject areas of research at Bridgeport Hospital.

Mission:

The System Health Sciences Libraries of Bridgeport, Greenwich, Lawrence+Memorial and Westerly Hospitals provide evidence-based resources and services to support patient safety, patient care, clinical research, education for multidisciplinary teams, and lifelong learning.

Vision:

  • To be recognized for providing comprehensive, efficient, and innovative library services to our learners.
  • To be known throughout the System and the library community as leaders in the application of information technologies and delivery strategies.
  • To be staffed by individuals who continually improve systems and services for the libraies' broad-base of learners' by anticipating and exceeding ther needs.
  • To be strong and committed participants in the development and implementation of a comprehensive, system-wide information management plan.

Values:

Demonstrate Service Excellence at all times by providing customized library services based on the Yale New Haven Health Values - Integrity, Patient-Centered, Respect, Accountability, and Compassion.

  • Integrity: Give serious consideration to patrons/visitors needs.
  • Patient-Centered: Actively listen to each patron/visitor in order to fully understand and respond to his/her information needs.
  • Respect: Have courtesy and respect for all patrons/visitors.
  • Accountability: Hold in trust personal and organization affairs including health information privacy.
  • Compasson: Demonstrate empathy and understanding to all patrons/visitors.

Borrowing Materials

Physicians, staff, and students with a valid Bridgeport Hospital ID may borrow library materials and are eligible for remote access to library databases.

Materials may be checked out during business hours.

Loan periods:

  • Textbooks - 30 days
  • Board review - 24 hours
  • Reference materials and journals do not circulate
Books acquired through interlibrary loan are subject to the borrowing terms of the lending institution. By using this service you agree to honor any fees charged by the lending institution for late returns, lost and/or damaged books.

Renewals

Library materials may be renewed in person. Items are renewed for 30 days unless otherwise noted. Please do not renew materials by phone or email. 

Returning Materials

All returned materials should be brought directly to the circulation desk during normal business hours.

Unreturned / Lost / Damaged Materials

Patrons will be billed for replacement materials six months overdue. Lost and damaged materials will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Library Staff:

Todd Allen Lane
Chief, Library & Multimedia Services
203-384-3615

Diego Musilli
Library Services Technician
203-384-3254

Multimedia Staff:

Jerry Foster
Multimedia Services
203-384-4446