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Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
A.F. Parlow Library of Health Sciences

Supporting the programs and services at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the
Los Angeles
Biomedical Research Institute
Patient Care | Research | Teaching

 
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ABOUT THE PARLOW LIBRARY

Situated on the grounds of the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, the A.F. Parlow Library of Health Sciences is open to all hospital employees, research staff, and visitors. The library contains a large biomedical collection of 35,000 books, 540 current journals, 45,000 bound journal volumes and online resources. The 21,900 square foot library building also houses an auditorium with seating for over 150 and three conference rooms.

The Library's web page allows users to access electronic resources and the library catalog and submit interlibrary loan request, Medline/PubMed literature searches, and other inquiries. Some of the excellent electronic resources available include ClinicalKey, Ovid, Stat!Ref, UptoDate and over 2600 electronic journals and textbooks.

CONTACT US

L. A. County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
A. F. Parlow Library of Health Sciences
Box 18
1000 W. Carson Street
Torrance, CA 90509-2910
310-222-2372 (phone)
310-212-5542 (fax)
libref@labiomed.org

DIRECTIONS

From the 110 South
Take the Carson St. exit
Turn right onto W Carson St.

From the 110 North
Take the exit toward Carson St.
Turn left onto Figueroa St.
Turn left onto W Carson St.

From the 405 South
Exit at Vermont St.
Turn left at the light (190 th St.)
Turn right onto Vermont St.
Turn right onto W. Carson St.

From the 405 North
Exit onto the 110 South
Take the Carson St. exit
Turn right onto W Carson St.

PARLOW LIBRARY STAFF

The Parlow Library staff may be reached by telephone at 310-222-2372 or by email. The Reference Department may be sent email using libref@labiomed.org.

Library Administration
Mary Ann Berliner, Director, MLS: mberliner@labiomed.org or mberliner2@dhs.lacounty.gov
Marilouise Gil-Gomez, Assistant Director, MLS: mgilgomez@labiomed.org

Reference Department: libref@labiomed.org
Pat Taylor, Librarian, MLS: libref@labiomed.org
Jenna Jangju Kim, Librarian, MLIS: libref@labiomed.org
Marisa Tolosa, MLS, Librarian, MLIS: libref@labiomed.org

Support Staff
Conrad Ratcliffe, Library Assistant: cratcliffe@labiomed.org
Walter Stokes, Audiovisual Library Assistant: wstokes@dhs.lacounty.gov

LIBRARY HOURS
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Photocopy Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Closed

Reference Office
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Cards
Library cards are issued to all employees of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LABioMed) including medical students, interns, residents, fellows, faculty, nurses and allied health professionals. Library cards are processed from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.

Reference Services
The Reference Department conducts MEDLINE/PubMed literature searches for Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed personnel. Reference questions may be submitted in person, over the phone or via email. Tours and library-use training are given individually or in groups. Group tours are offered by appointment. Internet access is available to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed personnel for research purposes.

Interlibrary Loan
The Reference Department will process requests for books or articles not held at the Parlow Library. We participate in the National Library of Medicine's Docline lending program with member libraries in the Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) and the University of California system.