The Health Information Center is located in the hospital’s main lobby near the cafeteria. We give patients, family members, and the community information on the latest health news and research on diseases or illnesses.
Come and visit our health library of books, digital, and print resources. We’ll help you with research on health conditions — all free of charge. We also offer free printing, scanning, and faxing. Learn more about our services here.
Request a Search
Patients and the community can request health information free of charge. Fill out the form below and our health information specialists will do the search for you. We provide information on your questions confidentially by mail, email, or in person. We can help you answer questions like:
All information is sent out as quickly as possible. To start your search, please call the number above or fill out this form.
Become a Member
The Health Information Center offers library membership for free. To apply, visit the library or complete the Membership Application.
The Health Information Center collection reflects the needs of patients, their family members, and the public. Health Information Center Members with a valid photo ID may check out up to three books from our collection for two weeks.
In addition to the Health Information Center collection, the Preston Medical Library collection provides local health professionals access to over 10,000 journals online, 350 eBooks and over 500 individual print journal titles.
Simply bring the items to any staff member at the information desk. Non-members are welcome to copy sections of the books. Items may be renewed over the phone at 865-305-9525.
Use Copiers & Computers
The Health Information Center provides a comfortable and quiet environment. It has computers with high-speed internet access available for all patients, family members, and the community. The staff can provide orientation and education in the use of the Internet, as well as our electronic databases and other resources.
There is a self-service printer/copier in the library. This machine can also fax and scan to email. Use of the machine is free. If you need help, one of the librarians will be happy to assist you.
The Health Information Center has wireless access to the Internet using your own mobile computing device.