Cghc Library

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The Library Department is committed in supporting the core values and vision of the Chinese General Hospital Colleges in creating avenues for a holistic and disciplined development of its learners. At the same time, the Library Department is committed with the vision of CGHC in providing workplace relevant competencies and mastery of learning abilities by making CGHC graduates proficient and innovative health care providers.


The mission of the Chinese General Hospital Colleges Library Department is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of learning of its student users. At the same time the Library Department assists CGHC in providing new information for its teachers and sufficient resources for its researchers. To further fulfill this mission, the library is also committed to:

  • Create a spacious, bright and well ventilated environment for studying, learning and research
  • Provide quality-enhanced services that meet the research needs of its clients with approachable staff to cater to researcher’s needs
  • Build collections and create tools that support and further develop a pattern of life long learning, research and teaching
  • Collaborate with other school libraries to enrich learning and research
  • Provide clients the opportunity for personal growth with the use of information technology



  1. eBook Directory –

This site offers free downloadable e-books online.

  1. Open Textbook Library –

A project of the University of Minnesota, The Open Textbook Library provides a review rubric for faculty to use when evaluating textbooks and displays them for the benefit of potential adopters. Browse to see a list of textbooks by subject.

  1. OpenStax Textbooks –

OpenStax publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed, openly licensed textbooks that are absolutely free online and low cost in print. For all our available formats, visit and select the subject that interests you.


  1. National Academies Presses –

The National Academies of Science offers more than 8,500 titles in PDF format. Almost all of these PDFs can be downloaded for free by the chapter or the entire book. Browse by subtopics within Health and Medicine topic or search within this topic.

  1. Read Print –

Gives you access for free to over 5000 classics books and 10,000 quotes written by best known authors from across the world.

  1. Gallileo Open Learning Materials-

GALILEO Open Learning Materials brings together open educational resources throughout the University System of Georgia, including open textbooks and ancillary materials. This repository is administrated by Affordable Learning Georgia, an initiative of GALILEO and the University System of Georgia

  • Theses and Dissertations
  1. Proquest PQDT Open –

Here you can read the full text of open access dissertations and theses free of charge.

  1. Electronic Theses and Dissertations at Virginia Tech –
  2. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center –
  3.         California Institute of Technology (



  1. World dataBank: World Bank’s Open Data Initiative


Note: For access to these online databases and journals, you can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


– Offers open and free access to over 2,000 financial, business, health, economic and human development data for more than 200 countries, with the data going back to 50 years.


Documentary Film –

A broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality


  1. BioMed Central –

A pioneer of open access publishing, BioMed Central has an evolving high quality peer-reviewed journals in broad subject areas including biology and biomedicine.

  1. Free Medical Journal –

The site is promoting free access to medical journals online.

  1. PubMed Central –

PubMed Central (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine.

  1. Academic Journals –

Currently publishes over 100 open access peer-reviewed journals covering art and humanities, engineering, medical science, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences and agricultural sciences.

  1. MedEdPortal –

MedEdPortal is a MEDLINE-indexed, open-access journal of teaching and learning resources in the health professions published by the Association of American Colleges (AAMC), in partnership with the American Dental Education Association.

  1. PLOS Medicine –

PLOS Medicine publishes articles of general interest on biomedical, environmental, social and political determinants of health. The journal emphasizes work that advances clinical practice, health policy or pathophysiological understanding to benefit health in a variety of settings.

  1. SpringerOpen –

SpringerOpen provides access to full text journals in disciplines including science, technology and medicine. List of journals can be retrieved via Explore Journals option.


  1. Highwire Press –

Major source of free access to high impact, peer reviewed life sciences journals on the internet sponsored by Stanford University Libraries.

  1. Philippine E-Journals –

It is a “database of journals published in Philippines, covering the full range of academic disciplines. It is an online collection of academic publications of different higher education institutions and professional organizations. Its sophisticated database allows users to easily locate abstracts, full journal articles, and links to related research materials.

  1. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) –

The official journal of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), is an authoritative source of high-impact, original research that broadly spans the biological, physical, and social sciences. The journal is global in scope and submission is open to all researchers worldwide.

  1. Borrowing and Circulation Services

The College Library houses current books and professional journals and other learning resources. Students are encouraged to maximize the use of the library facilities.

Only bona fide students, faculty, staff and alumni members are allowed to use the library upon presentation of a valid ID.  Library materials in the General Reference Section such as comprehensive projects and thesis collection, journals, directories and encyclopedias are for room use only and not therefore allowed to be taken out of the library.

Borrowing Privileges:


Library Materials No. Of Books Duration of Home Use Fines for Overdue Books

Circulation books 2 3 days Php 20.00 / day
Reserved books 1

Overnight use only

(3pm – 10 am)

Php 4.00 / hour beyond 10 am of due date
Php 40.00 / day after due date onwards


*Students are not allowed to borrow books for home use one week before the final examination.

Lost or damaged books must be replaced by the student with the latest edition of the same title at the soonest possible time. Failure to do so will cause fines to be accumulated, library privileges suspended and library clearance not signed until lost or damaged books are replaced. Students may also be referred by the librarian to the Office of Student Affairs for further disciplinary sanctions.

  1. Computer/Internet Services

Students who wish to use the computer and avail the internet service will be allowed for an hour, extendable for another hour, depending on the number of available computers and number of users.

*The following websites are strictly prohibited: all gaming, gambling, dating, comics, video-downloading websites and social media networking websites such as Facebook, YouTube, twitter, Instagram, etc. Pornographic and other related websites are also strictly prohibited. Students caught accessing the above mentioned websites will be subjected to disciplinary measures.

  1. Current Awareness Service

Dissemination of information to keep library user updated regarding library services, new acquisitions and important announcement posted in the bulletin board.

  1. Referrals

The library will process referral of CGHC students, faculty and employee who want to avail other institution collection and resources that are not available in the library.

Researchers from other institutions may use the library upon payment of a nominal fee and upon presentation of valid ID and a letter of request from the librarian of other institution.

  1. Photocopy and Printing Services

Photocopy and printing are available in the library for a minimal fee of ₱3.00 per page.

  1. Scan & Send Service

The Scan and Send service processes article and book chapter request from CGHC Library owned journals, books, e-resources and other materials. These documents are scanned and will be sent electronically via email.

This service is only available for enrolled CGHC students and employees free of charge.


  1. Request can be sent to the librarian email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the specific information being requested.
  2. Check the CGHC Library Online Public Access Catalog for the book / journal needed.
  1. Note the material bibliographic information

Call number

Title of the article or chapter

Title of the journal or book

Place and date of publication

Page number

Other pertinent details that you may deem necessary

  1. Send request including personal details through the library email address

Student Name & No

Date when you need the article

  1. Request will be processed as soon as the librarian receives it.

  • Students are required to present their validated ID upon entry and be in Type A, B, or C uniform.
  • Bags and folders should be kept at the depository area.
  • Eating, drinking, sleeping, talking loudly, playing cards or games, wearing cap/hat, and littering are not allowed.
  • Cellphones must be brought inside the library but must be in silent mode.
  • Valuables and other personal belongings must not be left unattended. The Library will not be responsible for any losses.
  • Students must present their library card with picture when borrowing books, journals and other library materials. Library card must be validated every semester and summer.
  • Tearing out, writing on and mutilating, defacing books, and other library materials and other properties are considered acts of vandalism and subject to disciplinary actions.
  • Before leaving the library, students must make sure that they have not accidentally taken a book uncheck out. Otherwise, students will be subjected to disciplinary sanctions of stealing.


Resuming library services while maintaining the safety of students and faculty members is the library department’s topmost priority. To do that, the following guidelines will be implemented for the limited face-to-face learning.

  1. All is required to wear facemask, sanitize hands and fill up contact tracing form before entering the library. Students need to bring their own ball pen.
  2. Designated entry and exit points must be observed at all times.
  3. Students will be given maximum of four hours stay.
  4. No food and drinks allowed.
  5. No group work is allowed in the library.
  6. Students will be given a seat number upon entrance. The number will be given at the Baggage Counter.
  7. The student lounge will be temporarily closed. Students will not be allowed to loiter the vicinity of the library and study room.
  8. The seating capacity of the Reading Area will be reduced to 2 seats per table. As for the Study Room, students will be required to present a written request and duly signed by the Dean of their respective course or program. One (1) cubicle apart is to be implemented in the Study Room and computer area to ensure the safety of the students.
  9. Faculty and students can borrow maximum of two (2) books for 7 days for home use. Those who wish to borrow books have two (2) options:
  10. Use the Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) and search for the book. Accomplish borrower’s form and submit it to the librarian. Upon receiving the form, the librarians will find the requested book, process it for check out and then give it to the students.


  1. Email the librarians through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and provide the information of the book needed. The librarians will find the book, process it for check out, and email the students back to inform that it is ready to pick up. Pick up is at the Baggage Counter.

*For borrowing books for room use, first option is applied.

  1. If the borrowers could not personally return the books, the borrowers may send the items via courier. The tracking number must be labelled on the package. Then, inform the librarian when shipping the books. Books can be accepted at the college guard house.
  2. Books that were checked out are to be quarantined for three (3) days or 72 hours after being returned. Quarantined books will not be shelved unless:


  1. The books are checked in and sanitized by the librarians.


  1. The books are needed by another student. (the librarians will have to check in and sanitize the book before giving it to the student.
  2. All books/collections are temporarily in closed-shelf status, meaning, only the

librarians can directly access the books/collections from the shelves.

  1. Students and faculty can access online library databases and services through Canvas, Library Facebook page, and library web page.