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Location:Mercy Medical Center701 10th Street SECedar Rapids, IA 52403
Park in the ramp at 10th Street & 8th Avenue.
Phone Number:(319) 398-6165
Hours:8 a.m. to 4:30 p.mMonday through Friday
Watts Medical Library & Patient Resource Center provides library services that support excellence in patient care, health education, hospital administration, and medical research. Our work is guided by the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. The library is open to the public and area health professionals. Browse our Library Catalog.
The Watts Library is open to all Mercy employees, area health professionals, patients, and family members or visitors of a patient. We attempt to keep our resources available for those individuals receiving care, offering support or providing care.
Because our resources are limited, we need to keep these available to our employees, area health professionals, our patients and their family members and those individuals actively seeking health information. If you do not fall into one of these patron groups, consider using the Cedar Rapids Public Library.
Yes, wireless services are available throughout the entire hospital.
Yes, food and drink are allowed in the library. Please respect other visitors and the library staff by cleaning up after yourself. If an accidental spill or mess is made, please let us know so we can get it cleaned promptly.
Materials can be checked out using your Cedar Rapids/Marion/Hiawatha Library card. Materials can be placed on hold and routed to any of the Metro library locations. Items labeled as Reference/Medical are restricted for Mercy employees or in-library use only.
Health information can be requested in person, by phone or e-mail. Please let us know the health topic you are interested in, as well as specific treatments, therapies, complications, clinical trials or resources you would like to know more about. Also, be sure to let us know the best way to contact you with results.
Literature searches can be requested in person, by phone or email. The more information we have, the better the results will be. The types of questions we may ask include:
Requests for articles can be made in person, by phone or email. We have resources available to help us locate hard to find or pay-per-view articles free of charge. Please provide us with as much of the citation as possible.
Due to our limited budget we are always interested in donations. However, due to space restrictions, we are not able to accept everything. Following is a list of criteria: