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VCH Library Services is committed to delivering the best possible knowledge and information resources to all healthcare providers, staff, and physicians at Vancouver Coastal Health. We support healthier communities, evidence-based practice and clinical decision-making through partnerships and collaboration.

VCH Library Catalogue

Search our online catalogue to view our book and journal collections available at the Vancouver Community, Richmond Hospital, Lions Gate Hospital, and Aboriginal Health libraries. Contact the library to find out how resources can be delivered VCH clinicians and staff via interoffice mail.

Reliable health information for the public

Resources during your hospital stay

The CIBC Centre for Patients and Families helps people make informed choices before, during and after their hospital stay.
Visit the Centre for Patients and Families website for more information.

Online health information

We recommend the following online resources for patients and families:

  • HealthLink BC - Provides British Columbians with health information and access to services.

  • MedlinePlus – From the US National Library of Medicine, find reliable, up-to-date information about diseases, conditions, treatments, drugs, and wellness issues.

  • Patient – Find over 4,000 health information leaflets and a comprehensive directory of evidence-based clinical information.

  • Patient Health Education Materials Catalogue - Provides a wide range of health education brochures created by VCH

  • Public Health Agency of Canada – Find a vast array of information for the public from vaccine safety to injury prevention.

  • Public libraries can also be a great source for health information and community services. Visit your local library today!

Resources for employees and physicians


We have research libraries at the following locations:
  • Lions Gate Hospital - Located in the HOpe Centre

  • Richmond Hospital

  • Vancouver Community - 520 West 6th Ave in Vancouver

Online resources

There are also a number of electronic research databases and online journals available to employees and physicians located on our Research Databases & Online Journals page. A full comprehensive list of all tools available are available on our MyVCH Library site.

Contact library services


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