Advocate Health - Midwest Library adheres to various guidelines to ensure that our services support our mission while establishing limits that are necessary to complete our goals. Selected policies are highlighted below.
Advocate Health - Midwest Library purchases and maintains resources to support Advocate Health - Midwest teammates in their learning, patient care, research, and non-clinical work to help people live well.
The Library regularly reviews and purchases resources to support Patient Care, Research, Medical Education, other people learning skills for their jobs, and systemwide goals such as diversity and inclusion initiatives.
The Library strives to license applicable resources for the entire system to ensure convenient 24/7 access by all team members, including those without a physical Advocate Health - Midwest Library at their site.
The Library welcomes purchase recommendations from teammates via email, in-person, or our electronic form.
Advocate Health - Midwest Library accepts donations of medical and non-medical print books in good condition. We do not accept journals. Medical/health titles should have been published within the last five years. Non-medical titles such as fiction are accepted at the discretion of the site librarian.
Donated items become the property of the Library and may be added to the collection or disposed of as the library sees fit.