NOTE: Due to COVID-19 precautions, the Herrick Community Health Care Library is offering Curbside Pickup services as of June 30, 2020. Its physical library closed starting March 17, 2020, in accordance with guidelines by local, state and federal health agencies. Although our physical library remains closed until further notice, patrons may learn about Curbside Pickup or reach out to Library staff by email and phone with any health information questions or referral needs.
The Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library is operated by the Grossmont Healthcare District to meet the health information needs of local residents. It is a comprehensive consumer health library that is free, open to the public, and accessible online.
The Library provides access to the latest medical information from authoritative and reliable sources, in both print and electronic formats. The collection includes books, journals, newsletters, pamphlets, DVDs, models, charts, online computer databases, and its website with extensive links covering all major health topics.
The Herrick Library is a public library and offers many free services. It has 10 public computers (8 PCs and 2 iMacs). Library cards are issued with appropriate ID to community residents as well as those who work, go to school, or have health-related ties to the Grossmont Healthcare District (East County region of San Diego).
The staff is trained to help users find materials to satisfy their health information needs.