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SickKids Health Sciences Library

The Health Sciences Library was created in 1919 and is one of the oldest paediatric hospital libraries in North America. The Library supports the Hospitals’ clinical, research, and educational activities by providing access to health science research and resources. It is used by the Hospital’s staff, including physicians, nurses, clinicians, researchers, learners and volunteers. The Library is also open to the public to view the collection onsite.

The Library shares items within the collection to libraries across North America through interlibrary loan reciprocal agreements.

The Library is staffed by experts in information science, including a Reference Librarian, a Library and Information Technician and an Archive Technician. Together the team provides a variety of services to support the information needs of SickKids’ staff.

What We Do

The Library's primary role is to support the clinical, research and educational activities of all staff, learners, and associates of SickKids by providing state-of-the-art access to information.

Learn about services provided for families and outside visitors, as well as hospital staff.

Library desks

You are welcome to visit the library and view the collection in person.

We regret that we cannot sign out library materials to you, but our books and journal articles can be requested through another library or organizations’ interlibrary loan service.

Assistance in locating items within the SickKids’ Hospital Library collection

Article and book retrieval for items not in the SickKids’ Hospital Library collection

Literature searches

Systematic review searches

Training in searching electronic databases

Training in reference management software, such as EndNote

Contact the Library

Question about the library or the services we have to offer? Contact us.

Note that the Library space is currently limited to SickKids staff as SickKids relocates to the Patient Support Centre. External visitors who would like physical access can email us to schedule an appointment. 

Phone: 416-813-6693
Location: Patient Support Centre, Level 3, Room 03-14-002, 175 Elizabeth St, Toronto, ON M5G 2G3
Public Hours: Monday to Friday - 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on Saturday, Sunday, Holidays. 

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