Health Science Libraries | Locations, Hours, Collections

Robinson Library | Institute of Living Library | Tremaine Resource Center | Florence Grant Library | HOCC Library

erc-front.jpgRobinson Health Sciences Library

The Robinson Health Sciences Library supports the information and educational needs of the Hartford Hospital community with a comprehensive collection in clinical medicine, nursing, allied health, administration, geriatrics, gerontology and bioethics.


Education & Resource Center, 3rd Floor
560 Hudson Street
Hartford, CT 06102


Open 24 hours, 7 days/week
Off-hours, use badge to enter at the back elevator foyer
Staffed-hours, Monday - Friday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm


Information Desk 860.972.2230
Fax 860.545.2572


With over 10,000 textbooks, more than 3,000 unique full-text electronic titles, 1,500 print journals, and professional evidence based databases, the Robinson Health Science Library provides comprehensive coverage of the clinical literature, in Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Allied Health, Administration, Basic Health Sciences and Bioethics.

The Learning & Organizational Development (LOD) Collection collection of self-learning materials that include books, manuals, newsletters, articles, audiotapes, videotapes and CD-ROMs that are housed in the Robinson Health Sciences Library and may be checked out. These materials focus on the behaviors and skills that support the Hospital's Ten Values.

For patron convenience, a unique non-circulating CORE collection of reference textbooks are maintained in most of the clinical specialties and are available at all times.


research_burlingame.jpgInstitute of Living Medical Library

The Institute of Living (IOL) Medical Library provides access to up-to-date and historical materials in psychiatry and the mental health disciplines. The IOL collection complements the Health Science Library's network with a comprehensive collection of books, journals and audiovisual materials.


Research/Burlingame Building, 3rd Floor
200 Retreat Ave.
Hartford, CT 06106


Mon. thru Fri. 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat. & Sun. CLOSED


Information Desk 860.545.7276
Fax 860.545.7275


Lori Hayes, Library Assistant


The IOL Medical Library houses a collection of 4,000 books and 150 journal titles on psychiatry, neurology, psychology, psychiatric nursing, social work and other mental health disciplines.

The library also houses an audiovisual collection including lectures given by IOL staff and visiting professors over the past several years.


MMC_Building_A.jpgMidState Medical Center: Tremaine Resource Center

The Tremaine Resource Center at MidState Medical Center provides resources to hospital staff, physicians, nursing and allied health students, and patients/consumers. The Tremaine Resource Center offers access to two distinct library collections in a community hospital environment.

The center is housed within this 128 bed community hospital. It provides current medical and wellness information for hospital staff and its patients/consumers. The center provides current information in both its hospital staff library and its patient/consumer library. The Center maintains affiliate relations with the Hartford Hospital Health Science Libraries. This affiliation provides extended collection access through borrowing reciprocity and resource sharing.


The Tremaine Resource Center is located in the Cornerstone Pavillion at MidState Medical Center.

MidState Medical Center
435 Lewis Ave.
Meriden, CT


Employees have 24/7 access with their ID badges


Main Number
Fax 203.694.7618
To contact a librarian hh.library@hhchealth.org


The Patient/Consumer Collection has the following resources available:

  • Health books
  • Health videos
  • Health magazines for the general public
  • Access to four shared-access workstations

The Staff Collection offers the following resources:

  • Medical textbooks
  • Print medical, nursing, and allied health journals
  • Access to four shared-access workstations. These computers provide access to:
    • Clinical databases
    • Online full-text journals
    • Online full-text books
    • ACS Surgery and UnBound Surgery online
    • The Medical Letter online
    • Internet access

Special Services

The general public may take out books and videos from the patient/consumer library. These materials may be checked out for two weeks.


Windham Hospital: Florence Grant Health Sciences Library

The Florence Grant Health Sciences Library of Windham Hospital provides hospital staff with current, accurate information that can facilitate informed decision making. It is also available to patients and their families, and members of the public by special arrangement.

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Hospital of Central Connecticut: Health Sciences Library

The Hospital of Central Connecticut Health Sciences Library includes e-journals, e-textbooks, a number of medical databases, medical image libraries and numerous other resources. 

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