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A.F. Parlow Library of Health Sciences

Supporting the programs and services at Los Angeles County Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the
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Biomedical Research Institute
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Where do I find the library's online books, journals & databases?
How do I get an account to access the library's online resources?
What can the Reference Librarians do for me?
How do I use PubMed with access to the Parlow Library online full text resources?
How do I use online books and journals?
Who is permitted to check out library materials?
How do I obtain a library card?
How do I find out what journals the Parlow Library holds?
How do I find out what books the Parlow Library holds?
How long can I keep the items I have checked out?
What if I need to keep the items I have checked out beyond their due date?
Where are the journals shelved?
Where are the books shelved?
Who should I contact for library orientation?
Who is allowed to use the computers in the Parlow Library?
Can I use the computers to type Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents?
Where are the Nursing Instruction computers and how do I use them?
How do I submit a request for an article or book not held at the Parlow Library?
Can I borrow a laptop computer or overhead projector from the Parlow Library?
Who should I contact to reserve a library conference room?

Where do I find the library's online books, journals & databases?
You can find the Parlow Library Online resources on the library's website at http://harborucla.org/library/.

How do I get an account to access the library's online resources?
Contact the Reference Office by email at libref@labiomed.org or by phone at ext. 2372 to obtain an username and password for access to the library's online resources.

What can the Reference Librarians do for me?
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.

How do I use PubMed with access to the Parlow Library online full text resources?
Use the PubMed button on the Parlow Library website front page to subject search for listings to medical articles. To get access to the library's online full text resources, click on the Parlow Library logo that appears to the right of items in the listing. The listing format must be displayed with abstract for the logo to appear.

How do I use online books and journals?
Click on the appropriate button located on the Parlow Library front page.

Who is permitted to check out library materials?
In order to borrow items from the Parlow Library you will need to apply for a library card. All employees of Harbor UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed including medical students, interns, residents, fellows, faculty, nurses, and allied health professionals are qualified to receive a Parlow Library card.

How do I obtain a library card?
Visit the Parlow Library circulation desk Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

How do I find out what journals the Parlow Library holds?
You may check the Journal Holdings list posted at the Circulation desk, check the Parlow Library Online Catalog on the library's computers, or visit the Catalog on the web at
http://maple.cybertoolsforlibraries.com/cgi-bin/CyberHTML?HUCLAHO

How do I find out what books the Parlow Library holds?
You may check the Parlow Library Online Catalog on the library's computers, or visit the Catalog on the web at
http://maple.cybertoolsforlibraries.com/cgi-bin/CyberHTML?HUCLAHO

How long can I keep the items I have checked out?

  • Bound journals - may be checked out overnight
  • Unbound journals - do not circulate
  • Reserve books - circulate for 3 days
  • 7 day books - circulate for 7 days
  • General collection books - circulate for 14 days
  • Reference books - do not circulate
  • Audiovisual equipment - may be checked to Harbor UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed faculty and staff with 24 hours notice. This equipment is for use on campus only at approved locations. A valid libray card is required for borrowing any equipment. Please email parlowlibraryAV@gmail.com for reservations and further information.

What if I need to keep the items I have checked out beyond their due date?
Most library materials may be renewed providing there is no hold on the item. A maximum of two renewals is permitted on most items. Journals and reserve books may not be renewed. Visit or call the library at ext 2372 and provide your library card number and the bar code number of the borrowed item in order to renew your loan.

Where are the journals shelved?
The most recent journal issues are shelved on the first floor of the Parlow Library behind the Reference collection. Older journal issues are bound and shelved alphabetically by journal title on the second floor of the Parlow Library.

Where are the books shelved?
The Reference and Reserve collections are shelved on the first floor of the Parlow Library. The General collection is shelved on the second floor of the Parlow Library.

Who should I contact for library orientation?
Library orientation is available by appointment with the Reference Department at ext 2372.

Who is allowed to use the computers in the Parlow Library?
The computers in the Parlow Library are reserved for Harbor UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed employees only for research purposes. Accessing gambling and adult-only sites is strictly prohibited.

Can I use the computers to type Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents?
Harbor UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed employees are free to use the computers which are equipped with word processing software.

Where are the Nursing Instruction computers and how do I use them?
The Nursing Instruction computers are in the Audiovisual Room. Please contact the Reference Department with any questions you have regarding the Nursing Instruction computers.

How do I submit a request for an article or book not held at the Parlow Library?
The Reference Department will process requests for articles and books not held at the Parlow Library for Harbor UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed staff. Please fill out the Article Request Form or Book Request Form located on the Circulation desk and leave your request in the adjoining brown box. Please specify how you prefer to receive your request. You may also phone in your request to the Reference Department at ext 2372 or email at libref@labiomed.org.

Can I borrow a laptop computer or overhead projector from the Parlow Library?
The laptop computers and projectors are available to Harbor UCLA Medical Center and LABioMed faculty and staff with 24 hours notice. This equipment is for use on campus only at approved locations . A valid libray card is required for borrowing any equipment. Please email parlowlibraryAV@gmail.com for reservations and further information.

Who should I contact to reserve a library conference room?
The library conference rooms are scheduled through the Medical Director's office via the following website http://www.harbor-ucla.org/gme/room-reservation/.