The Nathalie Wolfe Pediatric Sciences Library

The Medical Library provides knowledge-based and consumer health information to the hospital's physicians, administration, and staff and to the parents of the hospital's patients to ensure the children of Central California will receive high quality health care.

Book Collection

The Library's collection consists of more than 1,500 medical books, in print and ebook formats, approximately 50 percent of which focus on pediatrics and childhood diseases. They may be checked out for 28 days and are arranged on the shelf according to the National Library of Medicine classification system. There is also a small collection of key sources, such as dictionaries, directories, and the most current editions of major core clinical textbooks (such as the Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics). Reference materials may not be checked out. 

Book & Journal Search

Search our collection of books and journals

Interlibrary Loans

To serve the needs of all hospital and medical staff, the Library will borrow material which it does not own from other libraries. Whether it is a copy of an article or an entire book, we can usually get it for you.

Family Resource Center

Located in the Medical Library on our main hospital campus in Madera, the Family Resource Center (FRC) provides hospital patients, their families and staff with access to a wide variety of consumer health information about child health and well-being. 

Family Resource Center Hours

Monday-Friday          7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Holidays          CLOSED

Contact the Medical Library:
(559) 353-6178

The Medical Library is located on the east end of the main hospital, on the Garden Level, across from the Rheumatology, Immunology and Infectious Disease Clinic.