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About Us

Information about the Advocate Health - Midwest Library’s mission, staff, physical library locations, services for teammates, and contact information

Mission Statement

The Advocate Health - Midwest Library’s mission is to help people live well.  The Library provides value to faculty, learners, physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, caregivers, and other teammates who are accessing information in support of education, research, and health care.


We will realize this mission by:

  • Building and maintaining a current, authoritative collection of resources pertinent to the educational, clinical, and administrative programs of the health care system.
  • Providing services necessary to meet the educational, clinical, and leadership information needs of our clientele.
  • Creating welcoming, safe, and useful spaces to support our clientele as they engage in scholarship, study, innovation, collaboration, and reflection.


Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

  • We focus on recruiting and retaining a diverse array of teammates because we know we’re better when – by empowering diverse perspectives – we inspire creativity that leads to innovative solutions.


  • We collaborate and make positive contributions to Advocate Health - Midwest.


  • We strive to anticipate and satisfy our clientele’s needs and deliver on commitments.


  • We create an environment where everyone feels comfortable and we show openness and respect to people and groups regardless of their background.


  • We seek to challenge the status quo, develop innovative methods and technologies, and reshape the Library to meet our clientele’s changing needs.


The primary clientele of the Advocate Health - Midwest Library are Advocate Health - Midwest’s physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, caregivers, teammates, residents, fellows and students affiliated with programs of Advocate Health - Midwest sites. Online resources provided by the Library can be accessed via Advocate Health - Midwest networked computers, Epic, or otherwise through Advocate Health - Midwest SSO credentials. Library services can be requested through our web site, email, telephone, or in-person. On-site Library spaces and hard copy collections are accessible to personnel with badges issued at respective sites.

Patients with health information questions may contact the Library through our web site, email, or telephone.