Mercy Medical Library Services – Springfield

Mercy Hospital Springfield Medical Library provides two distinct library services to the community. Staffed by professional medical librarians, a wide variety of health information resources and library services is available. 

Contact a medical librarian to request research assistance, request a literature search, obtain an article, or obtain access to research databases. 

Van K. Smith Consumer Health Information Service 

Phone: (417) 820-2539 
Email: libstaff@mercy.net 
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

The Van K. Smith Consumer Health Information Service (CHIS) serves patients, family members, and the communities of southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. The CHIS is a free public service of Mercy Hospital Springfield Medical Library. This service is directed toward the needs of the health consumer and general public to enable them to make informed health decisions and become active participants in their health care and total well-being. 

Professional medical librarians are available to provide assistance in locating health information. Assistance is provided for quick reference questions as well as more in-depth research needs. Requests for assistance may be submitted by phone, email, or online. 

Medical Library

Mercy Hospital – 2nd floor 
1235 E. Cherokee St 
Springfield, MO 65804 

Phone: (417) 820-2795 
Email: libstaff@mercy.net 
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

The Mercy Springfield Medical Library serves affiliated physicians and co-workers. The Medical Library’s services and resources are directed towards health care professionals to enable them to provide excellent patient care and to support their continuing education needs. 

Library Resources