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Laupus Hours

Laupus Library Regular Hours

Mon-Thurs              7:30am-12:00am
Friday                       7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday                  9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday                    Noon - 12:00am

Laupus Library Summer Hours
Mon-Thurs              7:30am - 10:00pm
Friday                       7:30am - 5:00pm
Saturday                  9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday                    Noon - 10:00pm

For holiday hours, exam hours, and more, see
Detailed Operating Hours

Family Health Information

Federal Government Resources

Patients and Self Learning Websites

  • Consumer Safety Guide:‚Äč Consumer Safety Guide was created to keep the public informed about consumer dangers and safety issues associated with numerous products that can cause the public harm. 
  • Cure together:  See what others are doing who have a disease or condition and how they treat that disease here.
  • Mattress help:   This is an in-depth resource on the effects of aging on sleep including sleep disorders that commonly affect our aging population, studies surrounding the need for sleep as you age, expert advice for getting better sleep, and much more.
  • Patients like me:  If you have a disease or condition, patients with that disease share information on their lives, support groups or online support for families here.

Cancer Information

Consumer Health Information & Medical News

  • CAPHIS, Consumer and Patient Health Information Section, Medical Library Assn., Top 100 Health Websites You Can Trust:
  • We inform consumers about everyday health and safety issues, breaking consumer news, and legal rights.
  • Genetics Home Reference:
  • Haz-Map:  Occupational health database designed for professionals and the public.  Outlines workplace exposures to chemical & biological agents.
  • Household Products Database:  If you buy any consumer products from a store, the chemical makeup of that product is in this database.  Want to know what is in WD-40?  Windex?  Clorox?  Sevin dust?  Find out here.
  • Lab Tests Online:  Want to know what a CBC test is?  Hint: complete blood count.  Any test your doctor orders can be found in this extensive database of tests frequently done in medical offices.
  • NIH News in Health:
  • Pillbox:  Want to know how to identify a pill by shape, color, alphanumeric markings, scores on the surface.  Look up any prescribed pill here!
  • PMC Health:  PubMed Health information for consumers and health care professionals.
  • NIH Senior Health:  If you are over age 50, this place is for you to find out more about diseases or conditions seniors may encounter in their daily lives.
  • ToxTown:  Tox Town is designed to give you information on: everyday locations where you might find toxic chemicals, non-technical descriptions of chemicals, authoritative chemical information on the Internet, how the environment can impact human health & Internet resources on environmental health topics.  Kid friendly.  Perfect for middle and high school students!

MedlinePlus Resources


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Jeff Coghill
600 Moye Blvd.
Laupus Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834
Subjects:Eastern AHEC

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