About the Talbot Library


Talbot Research Library & Media Services is a centralized facility serving the information and media needs of the employees of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Jeanes Hospital.  Talbot’s mission is to provide knowledge-based information resources and services that support research, education, discovery, patient care, and cancer prevention. Talbot strives to support Fox Chase Cancer Center’s overall mission to “prevail over cancer, marshaling heart and mind in bold scientific discovery, pioneering prevention, and compassionate care”.

Location, Access, Hours of Operation

Talbot Research Library is located on the third floor of Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Center Building, room 300. The library is staffed on Monday to Friday from 8:45 AM to 5:00 PM.

The library is equipped with electronic doors that lock automatically outside of business hours. FCCC staff may access the library when it is unstaffed by swiping ID card on the card reader outside the library doors. Volunteers may use the library after hours if the Principal Investigator contacts the Director of Library Services and requests after-hours access.  Access is discontinued when the user stops as a volunteer.

Visitors, patients, and patients' families are welcome to use the library during business hours. Minors (under 18 yrs) must be accompanied by an adult at all times while in the library. All visitors, except FCCC employees, must sign the register at the Reference Desk.

Web Based and Electronic Resources

We provide a wide range of services including:

  • Answering questions
  • Providing  customized literature searches
  • Setting up Alerts to keep you current with the latest research
  • Providing you with literature outside of Talbot’s collection – articles, books, patents, theses, etc.
  • Instruction on using our resources, databases, and software.
  • Constructing Guides to help you navigate through the literature and electronic resources.
  • Download our quick-reference brochure [PDF]

Find A Book

The Library's online catalog (Koha) is available on the library's PCs as well as at the desktops of all Fox Chase employees []. Search by keyword, author, or title, to locate records of library books or journals, along with the status and location of each item. Latest journal issues checked into the Library are also reflected in Koha. Links are provided for access to online subscriptions.

Electronic Journal Subscriptions

The Library maintains site licenses to a number of Web-based journals.

Access is provided through the Library's web page and via our online catalog, Koha.

Electronic Resources

The Library subscribes to a variety of online resources, including UpToDate, Web of Knowledge (which includes Web of Science and Journal Citation Reports), and PsycINFO.

Public Access Computers

Several networked PC's and Macs are available for patron use adjacent to the Reference Section.

Print Resources

If you would like to recommend a book or journal for the Library's collection, please submit the Library Purchase Recommendation Form

Major subjects covered by the Library's collections include neoplasia, immunology, genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology.

Reference Collection

Includes current medical and nursing textbooks, laboratory manuals, handbooks, dictionaries, and directories.


The Library houses approximately 18,000 bound journal volumes and currently subscribes to approximately 450 journals. Core journal titles are still received in print. The majority of journals are available online only, via our web page. A current holdings list is available at the Reference Desk and on our Library journal holdings page.

Print journals are arranged on shelves alphabetically by title. Current issues are located on the periodical display shelves in the reading room.


The Library owns approximately 5,000 books that are cataloged by call number and shelved in the stacks. All books can be identified through Koha, the Library's online catalog.


The Audiovisual Room is located directly across the hall from the Library. A television, VCR, tape players, and slide viewers are available.


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