Health Sciences Library

BHSON Health Sciences Library

The mission of our library is to be the center of distinction at Signature Healthcare and Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital School of Nursing for managing the knowledge resources essential for the organization’s continuing excellence in patient care, teaching, research, and education. Students may connect with the library’s digital resources virtually through the hospital Intranet or by visiting the library in person. The Health Sciences Library is a non-circulating reference room. The library does occasionally lend certain print materials with the permission of the librarian.

The Health Sciences Library has over 40,000 items in its collection, the vast majority of which are digital. Materials available for student research and additional learning include:

  • Books
  • Medical and nursing journals
  • Patient education materials
  • Reserve materials and textbooks
  • Drug monographs and calculators
  • Diagnostic tools
  • Databases
  • Point of Care Resources – includes information on disease/conditions, nursing diagnoses, procedures, and drugs as well as calculators, checklists, and patient education handouts (online).
  • Newspapers

The librarian is available to assist you with scholarly research, literature searches, IT assistance for library products, research consultations, material requests, search strategy, library orientations, and inter-library loan (ILL). You may contact the librarian by calling, emailing, stopping by the library, or submitting a form request through the digital Health Sciences Library page on the Intranet Portal.

Location: 2nd floor of Brockton Hospital School of Nursing, next to Student Success Center

Library Hours: The library is badge-accessible to all students whenever the building is open. The digital Health Sciences Library is available 24 hours per day. The building hours for the Spring Semester 2024 semester are:

  • Monday 7:00 am-9:00 pm
  • Tuesday 7:00 am-11:00 pm
  • Wednesday 7:00 am-11:00 pm
  • Thursday 7:00 am-10:00 pm
  • Friday 7:00 am-7:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed

Interlibrary Cooperation: Library services are supplemented by the Hospital’s participation in several consortia of health sciences libraries and colleges. Interlibrary loans for all students will be requested if they can be obtained free of charge.

All SH/BHSON students also have access to the Fisher College library and online databases at