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Dr. Henry Kravitz Psychiatry Library  

The Dr Henry Kravitz Psychiatry Library has been providing information services to the Department of Psychiatry and its affiliated programs at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) since 1969. We are a McGill University partner library and collaborate with the JGH Health Sciences Library for service delivery. Since 2015, the library has been part of the CIUSSS West-Central network of Library services. 

Staffed Hours and Library Access 

Monday to Friday:  9:00 AM  to 12:00 and 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM  Wednesdays : 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM, Librarian is in Pav M, room M-111 

Teodora Constantinescu, Librarian
Phone: (514) 340-8222 Local 25243
e-mail : icfplib.jgh@mail.mcgill.ca

Dr. Henry Kravitz Psychiatry Library
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry (ICFP) 
4333 Côte Ste.-Catherine
Montréal, Québec, H3T 1E4

The library is open to staff and interns during the building opening hours. The general public can consult the collection at ICFP during staffed hours only.  

 Collections and Access

  • Over 3000 titles on topics in psychiatry, clinical psychology, psychiatric nursing, OT, psychotherapies, research methods and more
  • specialized Couple and Family Therapy collection including training DVDs 
  • Child Psychiatry Collection with over 300 titles of books, DVDs, therapeutic games and handouts at the JGH Centre for Child Development and Mental Health (Pavilion M) 
  • SEARCH the Catalogue for books at the Dr. Henry Kravitz Psychiatry Library 
  • BROWSE the Child Psychiatry Sub-Collection 
  • DVDs and games are not included in the online catalogue
  • e-books: PsychiatryOnline (including DSM-5), Oxford Clinical Psychology 
  • e-journals: American Journal of Psychiatry, Evidence Based Mental Health, Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, and more 
  • ACCESS to JGH e-resources and databases is enabled on-site at JGH only  
  • For REMOTE ACCESS to JGH e-resources: Contact JGH IT at ext. 28254 
  • Only staff and students with a valid McGill ID have access to McGill Libraries resources


Direct borrowing is restricted to JGH and  CIUSSS West-Central affiliated users.  Please check the JGH Libraries Borrowing Information policies and procedures.

If you are not a JGH or CIUSSS West-Central staff or student, and you want to borrow a book from the Dr. Henry Kravitz Library collection, please contact your local serving library for an Interlibrary Loan service.

Library Services

  • Access to evaluated and curated information
  • Literature searches: for clinics, education, research, management
  • Thematic bibliographies
  • Individual and group instruction for use of information resources
  • Tailored workshops: e.g. finding Evidence Based information for clinical decision-making
  • Support with journal clubs
  • Consults for research: advanced literature searching techniques and methods: systematic or scoping reviews, research publications, data archival requirements   
  • Support with information organization: classification and indexing, organizational documentation
  • Patient Information support
  • Inter-Library Loans (Library ILL codes: PQCMRO, QMJGI)


  • Six upgraded networked computers
  • Networked printer
  • Photocopier and shredder
  • Study space
  • Meeting room
  • Wi-Fi

Updated: 09 Sep 2018