Where do I find the library's online books, journals & databases?
You can find the Parlow Library Online resources on the library's website at https://library.harbor-ucla.org/
How do I get an account to access the library's online resources?
Please submit Application for Access to Online Resources form to obtain an username and password for access to the library's online resources.
What can the Reference Librarians do for me?
The Reference Department conducts MEDLINE/PubMed literature searches for LAC Harbor-UCLA Medical Center personnel. Reference librarians will also send you the PDF of articles you are unable to retrieve. Reference questions may be submitted in person, over the phone or via email. Tours and library-use training are given individually or in groups. Group tours are offered by appointment. Internet access is available to LAC Harbor-UCLA Medical Center personnel.
How do I use PubMed with access to the Parlow Library online full text resources?
Use the Search PubMed link near the top of the Parlow Library website to search for listings to medical articles. To get access to the library's online full text resources, click on the Parlow Library Full Text logo located on the right of the abstract page.
How do I use online books and journals?
Click on the appropriate button located on the top section of the Parlow Library website.
Who is permitted to check out library materials?
In order to borrow items from the Parlow Library you will need to apply for a library card. All employees of LAC Harbor-UCLA Medical Center including medical students, interns, residents, fellows, faculty, nurses, and allied health professionals are qualified to receive a Parlow Library card.
How do I obtain a library card?
Visit the Parlow Library circulation desk Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How do I find out what journals the Parlow Library holds?
You may check the Journal Holdings list posted at the Circulation desk, check the Parlow Library Online Catalog on the library's computers, or visit the Catalog on the web at:
How do I find out what books the Parlow Library holds?
You may check the Parlow Library Online Catalog on the library's computers, or visit the Catalog on the web at:
How long can I keep the items I have checked out?
- Bound journals - may be checked out overnight
- Unbound journals - do not circulate
- Reserve books - circulate for 3 days
- 7 day books - circulate for 7 days
- General collection books - circulate for 14 days
- Reference books - do not circulate
- Audiovisual equipment - may be checked to LAC Harbor UCLA Medical Center faculty and staff with 72 hours notice. This equipment is for use on campus only at approved locations. A valid libray card is required for borrowing any equipment. Please email parlowlibraryAV@gmail.com for reservations and further information.
What if I need to keep the items I have checked out beyond their due date?
Most library materials may be renewed providing there is no hold on the item. A maximum of two renewals is permitted on most items. Journals and reserve books may not be renewed. Visit or call the library at ext 66100 and provide your library card number and the bar code number of the borrowed item in order to renew your loan.
Where are the journals shelved?
All journals (including recent issues and bound journals) are located on the first floor of Parlow Library.
Where are the books shelved?
The Reference and Reserve collections as well as the General collection are shelved on the first floor of the Parlow Library.
Who should I contact for library orientation?
Library orientation is available by appointment with the Reference Department at ext 66100.
Who is allowed to use the computers in the Parlow Library?
The computers in the Parlow Library are reserved for LAC Harbor UCLA Medical Center employees only for research purposes. Accessing gambling and adult-only sites is strictly prohibited.
Can I use the computers to type Word, Excel or PowerPoint documents?
LAC Harbor UCLA Medical Center employees are free to use the computers which are equipped with word processing software.
How do I submit a request for an article or book not held at the Parlow Library?
The Reference Department will process requests for articles and books not held at the Parlow Library for LAC Harbor UCLA Medical Center staff. Please email us with your request at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at ext 66100.
Can I borrow a laptop computer or overhead projector from the Parlow Library?
The laptop computers and projectors are available to LAC Harbor UCLA Medical Center faculty and staff with 72 hours notice. This equipment is for use on campus only at approved locations . A valid library card is required for borrowing any equipment. Please email parlowlibraryAV@gmail.com for reservations and further information.