Information for Hampton Roads Residents

  • The Brickell Library is open to the public during regularly staff hours.
  • A Reference Librarian is on duty Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. to assist you.
  • Contact the Reference Desk phone (757) 446-5851 or e-mail

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Library Hours & Location


Consumer Health Information

Find an EVMS Doctor

EVMS Medical Group
Our physicians live our values of excellence, integrity, service and teamwork to create patient-centered quality care for the patients we serve.

General Health Web Sites

MedlinePlus, National Library of Medicine’s and the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) consumer health database featuring extensive information from trusted sources on over 700 diseases and conditions.

Medical Library Association's Top Health Websites
The Medical Library Association (MLA) has identified ten particularly useful web sites.

Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. It comes from the US Department of Health and Human Services.

National Library of Medicine
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has created a website aimed at the public featuring MedlinePlus, current health news, online exhibitions, and reliable health information from NLM.

NIH Health Information
National Institutes of Health's (NIH) consumer health portal allows you to search by health topic or browse by category.

Find a Clinical Trial
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) provide information about federally and privately supported clinical research trials’ purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.

Find a Web Site for Health Educators

Health Smart Virginia
A source of free and low-cost lesson plans encompassing grades K-10 Health Smart Virginia is the result of a partnership between the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Education, Prince William Network, and Eastern Virginia Medical School.

Find Guides and Tutorials

NLM Tutorial: Evaluating Internet Health Information

Learn how to evaluate Web sites from this NLM tutorial.


EVMS Library Resources Available to the Public

Find a Book or Journal

Find a book or a journal using the Brickell Library online catalog.
Please note that not all of our electronic journals are listed in the catalog.

Visit the library to use our electronic books, journals and databases.

Accessing Electronic Resources

Electronic Resources can be accessed through public access terminals on the first floor of the library. The Library subscribes to a variety of bibliographic and full-text databases including MEDLINE, StatREF, the Cochrane Library, and PsycINFO. Library staff members offer assistance in learning to use these databases.

Borrowing Materials

To borrow materials, patrons must register with the library. Health care professionals in the area may apply for courtesy client privileges. Members of the general public may subscribe to the library for $50 per calendar year. Law firms and other businesses may subscribe at $250 per calendar year.


Self-service copiers are located on the first, second, and third floors of the library. Copiers accept coins or plastic Vendacards.


Through the Brickell Library Outreach Initiative, EVMS librarians have provided the region’s public librarians and the public with free training on how to access health information. In the last few years, thousands of people have attended EVMS classes at Hampton Roads public libraries, senior centers, and health fairs on how to find health information. Contact the Outreach Services Coordinator to set up a training session at no cost for your organization at or phone (757) 446-5847.



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