Covenant Health
This week's reflection

This week's reflection

The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.

Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

Library services

Library Services connects Covenant Health staff and physicians with current, high-quality information to support evidence-based decision-making, policy development and excellence in patient and resident care.

We have two site libraries—the Grey Nuns Health Sciences Library and the Misericordia Weinlos Library.  Through these libraries, we provide physicians and staff at all Covenant Health facilities with access to books, journals, audiovisuals, databases and electronic resources covering a wide range of topics in medicine, nursing and allied health.

Covenant Health Library Services partners with the Alberta Health Services Knowledge Resource Service to support health information needs across the province.  The Knowledge Resource Service website offers an extensive array of databases, electronic resources, subject guides, patient resources and education guides. 

Covenant Health staff and physicians should consult the Library Services page on the CompassionNet intranet or the Medical Staff portal for more information about the range of services available to them.

Contact information and hours of operation

Monday - Friday
7:30 am – 3:45 pm

Health Sciences Library
Grey Nuns Community Hospital
Room 0634, 1100 Youville Drive West
Edmonton, AB T6L 5X8 
Tel: 780.735.7300  
Fax: 780.735.7202

Weinlos Library
Misericordia Community Hospital 
Room 1NW-32, 16940 87 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB T5R 4H5
Tel: 780.735.2708  
Fax: 780.735.2509 

Borrowing materials

Library Services is a member of the NEOS Library Consortium - a cooperative library consortium consisting of hospital, government, college and university libraries across Alberta that collaborate to share resources.  Library collections are listed in the NEOS Library Catalogue.

All Covenant Health staff and physicians can borrow materials from any NEOS member library with a valid Covenant Health NEOS library card.  Covenant Health volunteers are eligible to borrow materials from the Grey Nuns and Misericordia libraries. Please contact Library Services to register for a library card.  Any NEOS library cardholder may borrow materials from Covenant Health Library Services, with the exception of NEOS external clients.

Most materials may be borrowed for one week. Journals and reference books do not circulate.  Up to four renewals are permitted unless another NEOS borrower has placed a hold request on the item.

Patients, families and members of the public are welcome to use materials on-site in either library.  Covenant Health Library Services does not participate in the TAL Card program. 

Interlibrary loans

Covenant Health Library Services operates an interlibrary loan service to obtain journal articles and other materials for Covenant Health staff and physicians from libraries across the Edmonton region, NEOS Library Consortium, and DOCLINE.

Planning a research project?

Contact the Covenant Health Research Centre.