A North Shore-LIJ Health System ID is required to use the Daniel Carroll Payson Medical Library (DCPML). Certain services are offered only to North Shore University Hospital, Glen Cove, the Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation, North Shore-LIJ Health System, and Feinstein Institute for Medical Research registered users. WebCat, the DCPML's online catalog, lists all holdings and may be accessed on-site at http://medlib.nshs.edu. For remote access, use HealthPort, then QuickLinks, then the Electronic Medical Information Library (EMIL).

Orientation and Instruction

Orientation to the DCPML and its’ services is available upon request.  It can be customized to individual specifications.  DCPML staff teaches classes on a variety of topics including MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Information Literacy.  Classes are announced via institutional distribution lists.


3,200 Monographs
9,500 E-journals
800 E-books


Monographs, serials, and media circulate for one week, with three renewals possible.  Late fees are:  $.25/day for monographs and serials, $.50/day for media, and $1.00/day for interlibrary loans.

Searching the Literature

Hundreds of biomedical, scientific, psychological, and business databases are available for those who require comprehensive literature reviews or research on non-medical topics.  Please contact Ellen Rothbaum at 562-4324 for more information.

Interlibrary Loans (ILLs)

Materials not available in the DCPML are obtainable through ILL.  Check WebCat to confirm that the item(s) are not held here.  Then photocopy, if possible, the citations and give or email (ill@nshs.edu) requests to the staff.

Audiovisual and Conference Scheduling

Audiovisual (AV) equipment may be borrowed, by reservation, for use throughout the NSUH campus.  The AV staff will assist in preparing presentations.  Contact Miguel Parada at 562-4768 for assistance.

The Library staff schedules meetings in the Rust Auditorium and Conference Rooms.  The rooms are in constant use, so schedule them as far ahead as possible.  The meeting room schedule is located on HealthPort in the Quick Links section under NSUH Conference Room Scheduling.  To book a room at the NSUH Florence and Robert Kaufman Conference Center, email Shavaughn Douse at sdouse@nshs.edu.


Computers equipped with appropriate software are available in the DCPML for database searching, personal work, Internet browsing, and e-mail.