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The St. Luke's Medical Library was established in 1962 primarily for making medical literature available to medical and allied health professionals of the St. Luke's Medical Center. The Library at that time was only part of the Medical Records Section of the Medical Center.

As years went by, the need to develop library services was felt. The opening of the St. Luke's College of Medicine in 1994 called for the expansion and updating of the Library's collection and services. The Library then was made part of the academic institution. As such, it has since been located at the 7th floor of the William H. Quasha Building, College of Medicine.

Now, being committed in supporting the philosophy, mission, vision and goals of the St. Luke's College of Medicine and the St. Luke's Medical Center, the medical library did not stop in improving itself in giving all that it can in providing well-organized information to its users / patrons. Aligned to this, the renovation of the entire library has been considered by the College and was finally pushed through last May 2007 and finished last August of the same year.

Currently, the St. Luke's Medical Library offers an improved, modernized facility and services that could carry out its main purposes effectively. At the same time, it keeps up with the challenges with regards to information retrieval and dissemination in the modern times.


• To be of service to both SLCM faculty and student and SLMC medical and non-medical staff, through books and other recorded knowledge
• To be of service to the society through Library Resources Sharing
• To be of help to the Institutions it serves in attaining it mission, vision and objectives


The St. Luke's Medical Library's mission is to support the information needs of the College of Medicine's faculty and students and SLMC medical and non-medical staff. The library shall provide an updated collection of library materials, information and services that will sustain our constituent's information requirements.


The Saint Luke's Medical Library envisions itself to be...
• A library with comprehensive collection of medical books, journals and other information sources in a variety of formats
• A library which evolves to meet the changing needs of its clients
• A library which provides customer-oriented services
• A library which encourages professional competencies and life-long learning

General Goal

The St. Luke's Medical Library through its collection, facilities, technologies and services shall be the center of information and curricular activity of both SLCM and SLMC community.

"We aim to deliver quality and customer-oriented services".


At present, the newly renovated medical library is located at the 7th floor straddling a floor area of 753.75 square meters, occupying the entire floor together with the William H. Quasha Museum. Principally it caters basic library services through its two vital areas: the Technical Services and Public Services, under these services are the six basic service areas: the Reserve, Circulation & Reference Section, Borrowing and Returning Section, Multi-Media Section, Periodical Section and the Technical Section.

Aside from these, it also provides two (2) discussion rooms, a lecture hall, a viewing room, two (2) reading areas and a lounge area. The entire area is air-conditioned and well-lighted.


Reserve, Circulation, Reference & Filipiniana Section

Implementing the policies and procedures concerning the borrowing and returning of books borrowed for room use, overnight / one week loan, as well as for photocopying purposes by SLCM (St. Luke's College of Medicine) students, faculty, staff and SLMC (St. Luke's Medical Center) medical and non-medical employees are systematically carried out in this section. Its other function is the issuing of fines for overdue books.


Borrowing and Returning Section (Counter Area)

All the books borrowed at the Reserve, Circulation & Reference Section must be check-in/check-out first in this section through the integrated library system that the medical library uses.
For the queries and necessary assistance, students or any other patron could go to this area as well. It also provides the necessary permits and reservations for certain facilities that the library offers.

Periodical Section

This section consists of more than a hundred titles of bound and unbound professional medical journals (Print & On-Line) and non-medical magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Popular Science, Discovery and Health Today to support the clinical research and educational needs of the users as well as for general information and leisure reading.

Technical Section

Acquisition work along with cataloging and classification of books are analytically done in this section supporting the progress and maintenance of information systems and resources of the medical library. This is the section responsible for the evaluation of books to be acquired through the help of various department heads and consultants of the Medical Center. It keeps library records such as: accession record, shelf list and list of newly acquired books. It maintains the consistency and accuracy of the information found at the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).

You can also access the St. Luke's College of Medicine's OPAC using this link:  St.Luke'sCollegeofMedicineOPAC


a.) Discussion Rooms

Two discussion rooms are provided to accommodate group studies, discussions, small conferences, meetings and other pursuits. Discussion Room A can accommodate six (6) to ten (10) persons while Discussion Room B can accommodate eighth (8) to fifteen (15) persons.

Library patrons who wish to use the discussion rooms are subject to the following regulations:

- Reservation should be made at the counter / information desk.
- "First come, first served basis" will and shall be always implemented.
- The group may stay for a maximum of 2 hours.


b.) Lecture Hall

The lecture hall has the capacity to accommodate up to seventy (70) persons. It is intended for large group functions such as conferences, lectures and trainings.

Library patrons who wish to use the lecture hall are subject to the following regulations:

- A request letter approved by the Dean must be presented at the counter / information desk at least 24 before the function.
- "First come, first served basis" will and shall be always implemented.

c.) Viewing Room / Small Group Discussion Room

To accommodate the usage of AV materials, a viewing room is provided. It can admit at least ten (10) to fifteen (15) persons. Necessary reservation should be accomplished at the counter / information desk.


d.) Reading Areas

The reading area comprises of two reading rooms. Both reading rooms comprise of 4- to 6-seater tables and high-seated tables along the windows intently designed for laptop use.


e.) Multimedia (Internet) Area

This section holds ten (10) computer units and can well provide services such as: Internet access for research, academic and other instructional purposes, browsing of available on-line journals plus processing, printing and scanning of documents and the like.  Browsing of CD-ROMs and other digital collection of the library is also provided and facilitated in this section.

f.) Lounge Area

The basic function of this area is to provide space for students during their spare time. It can have twenty five (25) to thirty (30) persons all at the same instant. Magazines and newspaper are readily available at the circulation section if they wish to read at this area.


g.) Coffee Lounge

The purpose of having it and allowing our patrons to have an extension of our coffee shop was the idea of our Student Council officers with the permission given by the College Secretary and the Dean itself.  Having a small coffee shop in the lobby of the library that serves the usual coffees, lattes, etc and a variety of baked goods, soft drinks and so on.  They have found it to be a good fit with the library folks who never came to the library due to food and drinks restrictions.  Also, it gives our patrons the opportunity to 'hang in there' during study times by giving them a place to bring a cup of coffee or a soda without having to leave the building. But still Coffee Lounge users should have to follow certain rules and regulations regarding the use of this area.


h.) Baggage Depository Area

All bags, containers, briefcases and other paraphernalia shall be deposited in the Baggage Depository Area before entering the Library.  All users are advised not to leave any valuables inside their bags or on the reading tables unatteded.  The Library will not be accountable for any losses due to carelessness of the user.

i.) OPAC Area

The OPAC area is located near the Circulation section and can accommodate one person at a time.  You can also access the St. Luke's College of Medicine's OPAC using this link:  St.Luke'sCollegeofMedicineOPAC

j.) Photocopying Area

Photocopying services are also provided at the Library Lobby from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday only.   Request for duplication service is also done during Saturdays upon request.


The St. Luke's Medical Library Collection is considered special because of the nature of the majority of its collection. The Medical Library Collection is divided into seven(7) categories: (1) General Circulation Book Collection (2) Reference Book Collection (3) Filipiniana Book Collection (4) Reserve Book Collection (5) Continuing Resources / Periodical Collection (printed format) (6) Audio-Visual Collection and (7) Electronic or On-line Resources (Internet, On-line Journals & E-Books).

The Medical Library maintains a collection of almost 4,870 volumes of medical books. These books are categorized into four types: Reserve Books, General Circulation Books, Reference Books and Filipiniana.

The Reserve Book collection consists of textbooks and collateral reading materials recommended by SLCM faculty members as required reading for their courses and for the shared use of all students enrolled in these courses.

The General Circulation Book collection comprises the majority of the book collection. The materials are recommended by the SLCM Dean, Department Heads / Chairpersons and Consultants as added information sources in the field of medicine.

The Reference Book collection consists of general reference materials such as atlases, encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, bibliographies, indexes and others which fall under the same category.

The Filipiniana Book collection comprise just a small number of the book collection. These materials are also recommended by the SLCM Dean, Department Heads / Chairpersons and Consultants as added information sources in the field of medicine. These collections are works of Filipino authors and books which deal with Philippine settings.

The Medical Library also has a collection of more than a hundred titles of medical journals (Print & On-Line) and non-medical magazines such as Newsweek, Time, Popular Science, Discovery and Health Today to support the clinical research and educational needs of the users as well as for general information and leisure reading.

Audio Visual materials are also available for viewing in the Library such as VHS tapes, Cassette tapes, Slides, CD-ROMs, etc. As the AV collection is still being developed and upgraded, users may bring their own AV materials for the use of the equipment. However, only AV materials with medical or scholastic content will be allowed for use of the equipment.

For the newest acquisitions, please refer to the bottom of this page.


The Medical Library also subscribes to online journals to have fast access to latest information on the field of Medicine.



The ClinicalKey is an online service that provides an array of medical information. It is an integration of peer-reviewed resources from over 50 publishers, medical societies and government agencies. ClinicalKey drives better care by delivering fast, concise answers when every second counts, and deep access to evidence whenever, wherever you need it.  To view the ClinicalKey core collection and learn more, visit or click to see how it works.

Access Medicine

AccessMedicine® fromMcGraw-Hill is an innovative online resource that provides students, residents, clinicians, researchers, and all health professionals with access to more than 65 e-book titles from the best minds in medicine, a comprehensive search platform that has the capability to be viewed from and download content to a mobile device.


This database is accessible through our public IP Address wherein it can only be used inside and limited to St. Luke’s College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Medical Center public IP Address / network.  You can access the database via http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.comas well as 24/7 access in remote areas via the internet using the username and password provided by the librarians.


VisualDx is a patient-specific diagnostic clinical decision support system and reference tool with high-quality images and problem-oriented search.  It sets up a logical method of clinical reasoning that fosters good habits for lifelong learning, bringing diagnostic skills to students, residents, and other healthcare learners. Learn more about VisualDx benefits to medical and residency education.



Aligned and integrated  to our institution’s subscription of UpToDate, Visualdx Replaces expedient, non-validated Google and Web image searches with an expert peer-reviewed resource  to view this database you can visit http://www.visualdx.comor via http://www.uptodate.comthrough our public IP Address wherein it can only be used inside and limited to St. Luke’s College of Medicine and St. Luke’s Medical Center public IP Address / network.

OVID LLW Total Access Collection

It was last December 31, 2014 when the contract for the official subscription of OVID LWW Total Access Collection had been signed by Dr. Edgardo R. Cortez for the 3 sites (SLMC-Global, SLMC-QC, and SLCM-WHQM). The inter-library cooperation between St. Luke’s College of Medicine and St. Luke's Medical Center (QC & Global) helps the St. Luke's Community access On-line Journals through the assistance of IMD Personnel. This is now in its primary implementation stage.


The OVID LWW Total Access Collection is an expansive collection of over 250 medical and nursing LWW journals available on OvidSP and that Cater to your intensive medical information needs. 



To learn more and to access this invaluable resource, please go to  point of access is thru IP authentication. Or visit our Reference Desk at the Library Counter Area if you want a remote access via username and password. 


UpToDate is a newly subscribed clinical decision support system that helps clinicians throughout the world provide the best patient care.  They use current evidence to answer clinical questions quickly and easily at the point of care.  This saves clinicians time, improves outcomes and lowers health care costs.

UpToDate online clinical database covers over 8,500 topics in 17 medical specialties and includes more than 97,000 pages of text, plus graphics, links to Medline abstracts, more than 385,000 references and a drug database.  To view the UptoDate clinical database collection, go to


Current Awareness Service (Bulletin Board Display)

Information regarding library services for information updates of the library clientele is posted in the bulletin board

New Acquisition

The list of newly acquired books are regularly posted in the bulletin board of the library.  This is practiced to inform library users of the new library acquisitions.

For the list of our newly acquired books, please refer to the quick links at the bottom of the page.

Library Orientation / Instruction

Library orientation / instruction for new students, residents and fellows is given at the start of each school year.  Basic information about the library rules, sections, facilities, collections, staff and services are shared to the new students and doctors.


A referral letter is issued to a bonifide student, resident/fellow and faculty who want to avail the use of the library facilities and resources of other libraries which are not available in the St. Luke's Medical Library.  A researcher is provided with a referral letter issued by the Chief Librarian.  A researcher is referred to the library of his/her choice.  This service is available upon request.


Monday to Friday - 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM (No noon break)
Saturdays - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (No noon break)
Sundays and Holidays - Closed
During Semestral Breaks - 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday Only)


Chief Librarian: Baby Lynnie F. Fegalan, RL

Librarians: Rolly A. Cidamon, RL

Senior Library Assistant: Liza L. Botengan

Library Assistants:

George R. Hernandez

Helen Grace D. Pastera

Elizza Mae L. Jayag

Joey M. Domingo


To view the Organizational Chart, click here.





Active users of the medical library services are required to renew and update their library keycard accounts on the due date of its expiration. 


All library users will be required to apply for a library account to avail of the library keycard and should be validated before its issuance.  A unique barcode in the keycard will be the library user’s pass code in registering to the library auto LOGME and in borrowing of any library materials.



Recent 1x1 ID Picture

Registration Form for Students


Filled up Library Account Form (Complete Data)

Recent Roster of College Faculty will be the basis for faculties.

List of Residents, Fellows and Consultants (For Medical Center Doctors)

Php 100.00 for key card payment.


For inquiries and other information, please call us at:

St. Luke's College of Medicine W.H.Quasha Memorial Medical Library

Telephone: (632) 723-0101 (local 3701); Fax: (632) 723-0101 (local 3700)

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