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​Providing Evidence Based Knowledge to Save Lives - Proud to Serve St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA

Welcome to the Bellis Library Resources!

Dignity Health Librarians

Manage the Resources on this page for your use

 Find a Librarian Under Library Facilities

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About Us

Library Location:
St. Mary Medical Center, 2nd Floor            1050 Linden Ave., Long Beach, CA 90813Image result for st mary medical center long beach

Library Services Hours: 
  Librarian Nancy Berkoff available Tuesday-Thursday 8:30am-12:30pm  email:
Access the library 24/7 with your SMMC ID badge.
Access licensed online resource with your DH network username & password via OpenAthens.

Available for Use:
9 general use computers, 1 printer
4-in-1 (copy/printer/scanner/fax)
5 house phones
15 seats (study tables, meeting table)

Library Service Requests

Research Requests

The Librarian is available to help with your research using a variety of databases.

  • Complete the Research Request Form - OR -
  • Email a detailed request with search terms & limits  to

Specify a Need By Date. 

Article Requests

The Librarian is available to obtain journal articles you need.

  • Complete the Article Request Form, - OR -
  • Email your request including citations (journal & article titles, publication date, volume, issue, pages, PMID)  to

If the Library does not have a requested article, it will be obtained from another library.

Specify a Need By Date. 

Department Book Orders

Department book orders are accepted in writing.

  • Send requests to
  • Include:
    • Book Details: title, author, publisher, ISBN
    • Quantity needed
    • Department Charge Account Number with Authorized Person's Name

The Librarian will place orders & process department expense reports. Library discounts will be applied.

*OneSearch - Search across databases, journals, and books

Use OneSearch to search across: Library Catalog, CINAHL, ClinicalKey, ClinicalKey for Nursing, JAMA Network, Natural Medicines, NEJM, Ovid Medline, PubMed@SMMC

*OpenAthens authentication on-site and remote - Use CSH Network Username & Password

Resource Quick Links (Free CME/MOC/CE)

*OpenAthens authentication on-site and remote - Use CSH Network Username & Password

Bellis Medical Library


The Bellis Medical Library is named in tribute after Joseph E. Bellis, father of Dr. Carroll J. Bellis. 


Contact the St. Mary Medical Center Foundation to make monetary library donations @ (562) 491-9888.

St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA