A renovated O.J. Snyder Memorial Library, located on the first and second floors of Evans Hall, opened in 1999 as part of the campus-wide Master Facilities Plan. The library utilizes information technologies to expand the scope of local collections to include electronic resources and to extend access to users at remote locations.
The library houses print collections, a reading room for the current journal collection, a conference/group study room, an audiovisual room, a database center with more than 20 computers and networked laser printers, and study space. The facility also includes individual study carrels with laptop hook-ups that provide access to the ever-increasing volume of electronic information resources needed for a comprehensive medical/graduate education including productivity applications, question banks, practice exams, interactive atlases, electronic databases and the Internet.
The print collection is comprised of over 16,000 books and bound journal volumes. The library subscribes to 670 current periodicals in print format and also provides access to a growing number of full-text electronic journals through the Digital Library E-Journals page. The PCOM Digital Library provides access to a robust collection of electronic resources including over 6,000 full-text journals, numerous databases, and programs such as clinical simulations and diagnostic decision support programs. Specialized educational resources include streaming videos of Acland's Human Anatomy and Bates Physical Examination tapes, and 3D anatomy and embryology simulations.
The library provides access to the many licensed databases: MEDLINE, MD Consult, Best Evidence, Cochrane Collection of Systematic Reviews, Health & Psychological Instruments, HealthStar and PsycINFO through the Digital Library databases page. The Digital Library also facilitates access to unrestricted Internet resources. All electronic resources are available both on campus and from remote locations.