Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Library and Abington Hospital’s Wilmer Library

Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Library and the Hospital’s Wilmer Library provide facilities and resources to support the curriculum. The Libraries are open to affiliated schools such as the Practical Nursing Program of the Eastern Center for Arts and Technology. However those students do not have borrowing privileges.

The Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Library should be a quiet environment that is conducive to study. Students may the Student Lounge or the Library’s conference rooms for study groups. Cell phone use is prohibited in the Library. Violators of the rule will be asked to leave and repeat offenders will be fined.

All Dixon School of Nursing students have access to Penn State Library Services.

If you have questions about the Dixon School of Nursing library, please contact the librarian at 215-481-5591.


Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Library is opened Monday through Friday at 8:00 AM. and closes at 5 PM. when the day option classes are in session. Tuesdays and Thursdays when evening classes are in session the Library remains open until 11 PM. When there are no day classes, the Library opens at 9 AM. In addition, the Library is open on weekends as needed in coordination with the Evening/Weekend Option schedule.

The Wilmer Library is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Under special circumstances, students may access Wilmer Library during off hours by contacting the Hospital Security Office at Ext. 2828. Students must have their student I.D. badge with them when Security arrives or they will not be given access to the Library.


The combined resources of the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing and Wilmer Libraries concentrate on nursing and medicine. The Libraries’ collections consist of books, journals, audiovisual materials, computer programs, and a selection of online journals and databases. Students have access to the online services from any computer in the Libraries or the Hospital. Each Library has an online catalog listing the materials in its collection. Books and audiovisual materials are arranged according to the National Library of Medicine classification scheme. Journals in the Dixon Library are shelved alphabetically by title. The current issues are displayed on slanted shelves. The preceding issues for the current year are accessible by lifting the slanted shelves. Previous years’ journals are shelved on the regular bookshelves in alphabetical order by title and then in chronological order within a title.

The Libraries belong to several library consortia. Journal articles unavailable at either Library may be obtained from another consortia library. Please allow several days for this transaction. Computers with access to the Hospital intranet as well as the internet are available for student use in the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing Library. Computers are also available for student use in the Wilmer Library.

Please be considerate of other Library users. If you return a book to the shelves, please put it in the call number in which you found it. If you return a journal to the shelves, please be sure it is with the correct title and in the correct chronological order.

Borrowing Privileges

Borrowing privileges are extended to students, faculty, and alumni of the Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing and Hospital employees. The lending period for books is two weeks. A book may be renewed once, in person or by telephone, provided that it is not overdue or requested by another Library user.

Audiovisual resources may be borrowed until the next class day. They may not be renewed. This restriction may be waived if the material is for use in a seminar presentation.

A checkout card is placed in each item that may be borrowed. Please sign it legibly with your name, your class number, and the date that you borrowed it. Overdue notices are sent monthly. If the item is not returned after three notices, it is assumed to be lost. The borrower will be sent an invoice for the replacement cost of the book plus a $5.00 processing fee.

Required textbooks, journals, and audiovisuals materials assigned for course use by a faculty member are for Library use only. There are no exceptions to this rule.

All materials must be returned to both Libraries after the final exam for each course. Borrowing privileges, final examination grades, course grades, and/or diplomas will be withheld until all materials are returned and charges have been paid.

Links to Useful Online Resources

Abington Memorial Hospital Dixon School of Nursing offers the following links as a reference to its students.  We are not affiliated with these organizations and do not endorse these services.

Study Aids:
APA Formatting and Style Guide
Online RN to BSN Degree Programs Directory
NCLEX Examination
Nursing Central™
Nursing Degree Guide

Nursing Literature:
Notes on Nursing by Florence Nightingale
Nursing Theorists

Patient Care:
Cultural Competence
National Patient Safety Goals

Professional Organizations:
American Nurses Association
American Assembly of Men in Nursing
National Black Nurses’ Association
National League for Nursing
National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)
Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing

Dixon Library OPAC