New Scanners: Better Quality and Improved Efficiency

June 12, 2017

Library Services has added two new OpticBook A300 scanners to improve service to our patrons and other libraries. This new equipment contributes to a more efficient workflow and produces better quality scans. This change will impact ILLiad users who place document delivery service requests for journal articles and book chapters from our print collection, as well as other libraries via interlibrary loan requests.

The OpticBook A300 scanner located behind the front desk in the library is available to our users. Please ask library staff for assistance.

For more information, contact Library Services at or ext. 87497.

Memorial Day Observance and After Hours Access to the Graff Library

May 25, 2017

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Library Services team will not staff the Lee Graff Medical and Scientific Library building Monday, May 29, 2017. We will respond to your questions and process interlibrary loan and document delivery requests on Tuesday, May 30.

Please remember that the City of Hope community may access the library anytime. Although the Graff Library building is staffed Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the building is available 365/24/7 via badge access at our back egress (near the Hilton building). For more information, refer to the After Hours brochure.

Please contact me, Andrea Lynch, director of Library Services, at or ext. 82520, with any questions, concerns, and/or comments.

New Online Talks Added

May 25, 2017

We have recently received and uploaded a new batch of electronic resources from HSTalks into our catalog. The library added this resource in late 2013 and has access to the full series of Biomedical & Life Sciences Lectures which contains over 2,000 online seminar style talks by the world’s leading experts on the latest research, developments and fundamentals of the field.


Access these recordings through our Full Text Finder, catalog, HSTalks website, or by clicking on the links above.

Some of the new talks for 2017 include:

Have questions? Contact us at ext. 87497 or

New LPDW Titles Available for Check Out

May 16, 2017

In February, City of Hope held its sixth annual Learning and Personal Development Week to foster learning and growth among employees. As in the past, the Graff Medical and Scientific Library has added a small collection of titles to complement the keynote speakers’ talks. These titles are available for check out immediately.

For more professional development resources, browse through the library’s Career and Professional Development Collection and titles from previous years of LPDW! Contact library staff ( or ext. 87497) if you have any suggestions for titles that would assist you or your department with your professional growth.


Mark Sanborn “You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader: How Anyone Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference” Monday, February 6, 2017.


You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader : How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference / Mark Sanborn. (2006)




Dave Fleming “All Together Now: Why Some Groups Work Magic and Why Some Don’t Work at All” Tuesday, February 7, 2017.


Tribal Alchemy : Mining Your Team’s Collective Ingenuity / Dave Fleming, Ph.D.





David Rock, Ph.D. “Rethinking Change: The Neuroscience of Agile Leadership” Thursday, February 9, 2017.


Your Brain at Work : Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Achieving All Day Long / David Rock.




In addition to these titles, we purchased a copy of Cal Newport’s Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World, which was recommended by Mr. Sanborn during his keynote speech.


Deep Work : Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World / Cal Newport.






New Journals Added

March 17, 2017

Great news! We just added three new journals to our collection:

Human Gene Therapy and Oncoimmunology are indexed in both PubMed and Web of Science.

These journals, as well as our other online journals, electronic books, and other online resources, can be accessed through our Full Text Finder.

If you would like more information, please contact us at or ext. 87497.

Editorial note (3/21/17): Health Equity, 2017 – present was removed from the list as it is an open access title and not something we have a paid subscription to.

Wellness at Graff Library

March 6, 2017

Library Services is committed to fostering work-life balance at City of Hope. Check out our flyer below detailing our services and resources that are aligned with wellness. And, share with your colleagues!

If you would like more information, please contact us at or ext. 87497.




Library Services: Annual Inventory Report (Infographic)

December 29, 2016