Medical Library

The Nationwide Children's Hospital medical library is a branch of The Ohio State University (OSU) Health Sciences Library. Our pediatric-focused print collection includes medical, nursing, allied health and general business texts. OSU faculty, staff, students and Nationwide Children's Hospital employees may borrow materials from the library with a valid OSU ID or courtesy library card. We issue courtesy library cards at the circulation desk. For further information, call (614) 722-3200.

With your library card, you may request books from any OSU library or from the OhioLINK network of libraries. OhioLINK (Ohio Library and Information Network) is a library network linking the collections and databases of many of Ohio's college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio.


  • 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Literature Searches

Databases reflecting literature on a national and international scope are available for your use. Available databases include: MEDLINE, CINAHL (Nursing Literature), PsycINFO and Cochrane. Additional databases are available through OhioLINK covering education, psychology, bioethics, business, as well as general magazines and newspapers. Literature searches are available free of charge for Nationwide Children's staff through the library by calling (614) 722-3200. The general public may search medical literature free of charge through (medical literature) and (consumer health literature).