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Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library

Thanks to a generous contribution from the late Lee Graff, noted California apparel executive and longtime City of Hope board member, the Graff Medical and Scientific Library serves the information needs of the City of Hope community.
 
The library furnishes materials and services that support the institution's clinical, scientific and educational mission. It offers an expansive collection of scientific and biomedical journals and databases, as well as a wide array of services. Learn more here.
 
Collections
Find books in the library, those written and edited by City of Hope authors and students, as well as our Consumer  Health, Popular Reading, and Career & Professional Development collections.
 
  • Online Journals, eBooks, etc.: The library offers a comprehensive listing of electronic books, online journals, and other online resources.
  • Graff Library Catalog: Search for books and print journals in the Graff Library's collection.
  • Databases: from the well-known PubMed and MEDLINE to more specialized offerings such as Web of Science, SciFinder Scholar, and the Cochrane Library, the library provides easy-access links to nearly 30 biomedical and scientific databases.
 
Tutorials and Resource Guides
These tutorials offer help in finding full-text articles and using the Journals A-Z List.
 
 

Library Information

Library Services
The following is a brief description of  Graff Library's services and policies.
 
After Hours Access to the Graff Library Building
The library is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but City of Hope staff and students may access the library anytime. Please request after hours library access by contacting Security at 626-256-4673, ext. 62006. To enter the library outside of business hours swipe your employee badge at the west door, located off the walkway between the library and Hilton building. Contact Security if you are unable to access the library using your badge, or if you observe inappropriate or suspicious behavior.
 
 
 
 
Computers
Eleven computers are available in the library for patron use. Installed on these computers are the Microsoft Office Suite, EndNote, Adobe, as well as a variety of internet browsers.
 
Current Awareness Service
The library will provide patrons with journal tables of contents via email upon request. This is an ongoing service; patrons will receive their selected TOC's as the journal issues are received by the library.
 
Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan
Library staff will pull and scan journal articles for City of Hope patrons. If an item is not owned by Graff Library, it may be possible to obtain it from another institution: delivery time depends on lending library.
 
Orders can be placed using ILLiad, our online document delivery and interdelivery loan system. Departments will be billed only for rush requests ($20 charge).
 
Reference and Search Services
The librarians at Graff Library will help patrons with reference inquiries related to scientific and medical topics. Information from reference sources and bibliographies can be provided. Library staff also instruct patrons on how to access and search library-owned databases and the Internet. Requests for assistance can be submitted on written forms found at the circulation desk, by phone, email, or in person.
 
Librarians will search commercial databases for patrons. Patrons may make requests by phone or email.
 
Self-Service Scanning, Printing and Photocopying
Multifunction machines are available for patron use in the library. The charge for personal copies is 5 cents a page, or 25 cents for color.
 
Circulation Policies
Borrowing and Circulation Privileges
Any City of Hope employee, students, and patient may check out books from the library after filling out a library card application available at the front desk.  Selected others, e.g. trainees, visiting professionals, etc., may be granted temporary borrowing privileges.
 
Books - 2 weeks, and can be renewed twice
Journals - 24 hrs with special permission; renewals are not allowed.
A/V - 24 hrs; renewals are not allowed.
Reference materials do not circulate.
Reserve materials do not circulate.
 
If an item is checked out, a hold can be placed on it. When the item is returned, the patron who placed the hold will be notified via email.
 
Patrons are responsible for the cost of replacing items they lose pluse a five dollar processing fee.
 

Tutorials and Resource Guides

  • Finding Full-text Articles : Visit the Online Journals page to find a journal title or browse alphabetically. Or, look for the following button in PubMed , Ovid, Web of Science and other databases. Clicking on the button below will always bring up a page that provides:
 
  • A link to the full-text of articles in electronic journals we subscribe to as well as to those that are freely available on the web (open access)
     
  • A link to search our library catalog to find out if we have a print subscription; and
     
  • A link to place an interlibrary loan request
     

Collections

The Graff Library offers an extensive collection of scientific databases, journals, and books. Databases, electronic journals, and electronic books are available from any computer on the City of Hope network, and most are also available remotely via City of Hope's Virtual Private Network (VPN). The library also offers a small popular reading collection, with current fiction and nonfiction works for recreational reading.
 
 
  • Databases: From the well-known PubMed to more specialized offerings such as Web of Science, SciFinder, and the Cochrane Library, the library provides easy-access links to nearly 40 biomedical and scientific databases.
 

Graff Library Staff

Feedback

Have a question? Want to share your experience? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at:
 
City of Hope
Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library

1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Phone: 626-301-8497
 

Graff Library

Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library

Thanks to a generous contribution from the late Lee Graff, noted California apparel executive and longtime City of Hope board member, the Graff Medical and Scientific Library serves the information needs of the City of Hope community.
 
The library furnishes materials and services that support the institution's clinical, scientific and educational mission. It offers an expansive collection of scientific and biomedical journals and databases, as well as a wide array of services. Learn more here.
 
Collections
Find books in the library, those written and edited by City of Hope authors and students, as well as our Consumer  Health, Popular Reading, and Career & Professional Development collections.
 
  • Online Journals, eBooks, etc.: The library offers a comprehensive listing of electronic books, online journals, and other online resources.
  • Graff Library Catalog: Search for books and print journals in the Graff Library's collection.
  • Databases: from the well-known PubMed and MEDLINE to more specialized offerings such as Web of Science, SciFinder Scholar, and the Cochrane Library, the library provides easy-access links to nearly 30 biomedical and scientific databases.
 
Tutorials and Resource Guides
These tutorials offer help in finding full-text articles and using the Journals A-Z List.
 
 

Library Information

Library Information

Library Services
The following is a brief description of  Graff Library's services and policies.
 
After Hours Access to the Graff Library Building
The library is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., but City of Hope staff and students may access the library anytime. Please request after hours library access by contacting Security at 626-256-4673, ext. 62006. To enter the library outside of business hours swipe your employee badge at the west door, located off the walkway between the library and Hilton building. Contact Security if you are unable to access the library using your badge, or if you observe inappropriate or suspicious behavior.
 
 
 
 
Computers
Eleven computers are available in the library for patron use. Installed on these computers are the Microsoft Office Suite, EndNote, Adobe, as well as a variety of internet browsers.
 
Current Awareness Service
The library will provide patrons with journal tables of contents via email upon request. This is an ongoing service; patrons will receive their selected TOC's as the journal issues are received by the library.
 
Document Delivery and Interlibrary Loan
Library staff will pull and scan journal articles for City of Hope patrons. If an item is not owned by Graff Library, it may be possible to obtain it from another institution: delivery time depends on lending library.
 
Orders can be placed using ILLiad, our online document delivery and interdelivery loan system. Departments will be billed only for rush requests ($20 charge).
 
Reference and Search Services
The librarians at Graff Library will help patrons with reference inquiries related to scientific and medical topics. Information from reference sources and bibliographies can be provided. Library staff also instruct patrons on how to access and search library-owned databases and the Internet. Requests for assistance can be submitted on written forms found at the circulation desk, by phone, email, or in person.
 
Librarians will search commercial databases for patrons. Patrons may make requests by phone or email.
 
Self-Service Scanning, Printing and Photocopying
Multifunction machines are available for patron use in the library. The charge for personal copies is 5 cents a page, or 25 cents for color.
 
Circulation Policies
Borrowing and Circulation Privileges
Any City of Hope employee, students, and patient may check out books from the library after filling out a library card application available at the front desk.  Selected others, e.g. trainees, visiting professionals, etc., may be granted temporary borrowing privileges.
 
Books - 2 weeks, and can be renewed twice
Journals - 24 hrs with special permission; renewals are not allowed.
A/V - 24 hrs; renewals are not allowed.
Reference materials do not circulate.
Reserve materials do not circulate.
 
If an item is checked out, a hold can be placed on it. When the item is returned, the patron who placed the hold will be notified via email.
 
Patrons are responsible for the cost of replacing items they lose pluse a five dollar processing fee.
 

Tutorials and Resource Guides

Tutorials and Resource Guides

  • Finding Full-text Articles : Visit the Online Journals page to find a journal title or browse alphabetically. Or, look for the following button in PubMed , Ovid, Web of Science and other databases. Clicking on the button below will always bring up a page that provides:
 
  • A link to the full-text of articles in electronic journals we subscribe to as well as to those that are freely available on the web (open access)
     
  • A link to search our library catalog to find out if we have a print subscription; and
     
  • A link to place an interlibrary loan request
     

Collections

Collections

The Graff Library offers an extensive collection of scientific databases, journals, and books. Databases, electronic journals, and electronic books are available from any computer on the City of Hope network, and most are also available remotely via City of Hope's Virtual Private Network (VPN). The library also offers a small popular reading collection, with current fiction and nonfiction works for recreational reading.
 
 
  • Databases: From the well-known PubMed to more specialized offerings such as Web of Science, SciFinder, and the Cochrane Library, the library provides easy-access links to nearly 40 biomedical and scientific databases.
 

Meet the Graff Library Staff

Graff Library Staff

Feedback

Feedback

Have a question? Want to share your experience? We’d love to hear from you! Contact us at:
 
City of Hope
Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library

1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010
Phone: 626-301-8497
 
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City of Hope
Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library
1500 E. Duarte Rd.
Duarte, CA 91010

Mon - Fri 8 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Phone: 626-301-8497
Fax: 626-357-1929
library@coh.org
 
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