Matthews Medical Center

Medical library

A resource for your health-related questions

The Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Library is a full-service medical library that provides personal assistance in locating in-depth health and medical information. The Health Library also offers the community a range of free health educational programming throughout the year.

When you or a loved one is sick, you want to learn as much about the illness and treatment as possible. At the Matthews Medical Center Library, you will have access to medical databases, journals and books to help you find answers to your health-related questions. Our full-service library is available to patients, families and the community, as well as medical professionals.

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Committed to meeting the health education needs of the community, Novant Health believes that individuals need access to the most up-to-date information available to make informed decisions about their health. The library's collection focuses on:

  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Consumer health
  • Patient education
  • Healthy lifestyles

Free services

Our professional staff uses the most up-to-date medical databases and resources to provide individualized search assistance. Information on support groups and local, state and national health/medical agencies and resources is available through the search service. This is a free service when visiting our library. Materials are provided for reference use only and may not be checked out.

In addition, the Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Library offers a range of free, community education programs on various health topics throughout the year.

Fee-based services

Specialized services such as complete bibliographic literature searches are available through the library for a nominal fee under some circumstances.

Medical reference & online databases

The library provides access to an authoritative medical book collection and full-text consumer health and medical databases. The databases cover hundreds of medical journals, technical reports, consumer magazines and publications.

  • MEDLINE, the National Library of Medicine's bibliographic database of over 4,800 journals
  • Health & Wellness Reference Center, a multi-source database for medical, health and wellness research
  • Internet searches from reviewed Web sites with health and medical information
  • CINAHL, an index of English-language nursing and allied health journals
  • Evidence-Based Medicine Databases, research on the best clinical expertise with clinical evidence from research
  • MDConsult, providing access to books, journals, clinical guidelines, patient handouts and drug information

Our location

Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Library
Novant Health Matthews Medical Center
1500 Matthews Township Parkway
Matthews, NC, 28105

Hours of operation

Tuesday through Friday, 9:00 - 11:30 a.m., 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Extended evenings on Thursdays until 6 p.m. by appointment.

Also, for information on a variety of health topics, 24-hours a day, visit the Novant Health online health library

View the latest from our video library

March 2017 - The Amazing Human Body - Orthopedics (Full Presentation)
March 2017 - The Amazing Human Body - Orthopedics - Q&A Session

April 2017 - The Amazing Human Body - Full Presentation
April 2017 - The Amazing Human Body - Q&A Session