Medical Librarians Month
Medical librarians improve patient care by accessing information for patients and staff when they don’t have the time, resources or skills.
Knowledge Nook Training
Join us for a training on the VHA National Desktop Library, portal to all the electronic journals, books and databases that are available to VA staff.
Access POL from your mobile device whenever and wherever there is an Internet connection available. Click on 'Learn more' for detailed instructions
The VHA National Desktop Library is an online medical library available to staff VA-wide that provides full-text access to clinical textbooks, journals and databases. You are now on an internet site, but some of the resources in the Desktop Library will link to sites that are on the VA intranet. To access those, you will have to log into your remote account (VPN) or be on the VA network. Resources on the site are only available to VA staff. However, the Veterans Health Library is available to provide health related information to Veterans, their families and caregivers.
Find an Online Journal or Online Book
The drop down menu below contains links to your library’s unique portal where you can search or browse for online journals and books and get connected to the full text. Selecting a medical center will open a new window. Close the window to return to this page.
For questions or concerns about the VHA National Desktop Library, please contact the Library Network Office.