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Hospital Library and Archives

Hospital Library and Archives

Welcome to the Hospital Library and Archives at the Hospital for Sick Children

The Hospital Library at SickKids is one of the oldest paediatric hospital libraries in North America.  Established in 1919, by Dr. Alan Brown, it is a primary resource for the Hospital's clinical, research and educational activities.  It is used by clinical, research, and education staff, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students, and observers.  The library shares its collection with libraries throughout North America by loaning to them, upon request, items that are a part of our collection.

“I would be lost without the assistance of the SickKids library team!”
- SickKids Staff Member

Reference services are offered to patient families when material is unavailable in the Family Centre.

The Archives collects and maintains the records and artifacts used or developed by the Hospital, the Research Institute and the SickKids Foundation. 

Please browse our site for more information about our services and resources.

Electronic library resources (ebooks, ejournals, databases) were accessed more than 839,000 times in 2013/2014


SickKids Books - Click here for information about purchasing SickKids consumer or professional books

SickKids Formulary - For orders or inquiries, contact: Drug Information Service 416-813-6703 or druginfo@sickkids.ca

Hospital Library at Home

Remote access to Hospital Library resources