Description of Collection

Palmer Health Sciences Library's Circulating Collection is continually developed primarily for its students, faculty and staff. The collection is the most comprehensive on-campus chiropractic and health sciences collection in the chiropractic profession. The collection focuses upon all aspects of chiropractic. There is a strong collection in anatomy, osteology, neurology, physiology and other basic sciences disciplines. There also is a good practical collection within the disciplines of the clinical sciences.

Access to Journals

Palmer Health Sciences Library maintains more than 650 active chiropractic and biomedical serial title subscriptions with about 15,000 bound volumes. The Library's journals holdings is one of the most comprehensive collections of chiropractic journals in the world with titles dating back to 1890s. Like the book collection, the journals collection focuses upon all aspects of chiropractic. There is a strong fundamental collection of journals in anatomy, osteology, neurology, physiology and other basic sciences disciplines. There also is a wide ranging practical collection of titles within the clinical sciences. The library also provides access to several full-text electronic journals.

About the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library

The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library serves as an information resource for the students, faculty, staff and alumni of Palmer College, and the surrounding community.


David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library
Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady Street
Davenport, Iowa 52803-5214


The David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library maintains resource sharing and cooperative agreements with several important academic and health sciences library consortia throughout Iowa and the United States.
Please visit professional affiliations for a list of some of those consortia.


Palmer Campus Map
Quad City Map with Directions  

Service Location Points

Palmer Health Sciences Library service venues are located on all three floors of the David D. Palmer Library building.

1st floor

Special Collections & Archives

2nd floor

Reserve Desk/Reserve Bone Collection
Audio-Visual Collection & Viewing Area
Recreational, Leisure & Newspapers Collection
Center for Teaching & Learning Computing Lab
Library Administrative offices

* Group study tables are located on the 2nd floor for Group Study

3rd floor

Reference Desk
Reference Database Computer Lab
Reference Book Collection
Circulation Desk & Inter-Library Loan Office
Current Journal Shelves
Bound Journal Collection
A-Z Circulating Book Collection
McNaughton Leisure Reading Collection
Technical Services Offices

* Individual study carrels are located on the 3rd floor for Quiet Study

If you need assistance finding materials, please inquire at any of the service desks in the library. Additional service changes are being reviewed for implementation in the next few months.

Telephone Numbers

Circulation Desk: (563) 884-5641
Telefax: (563) 884-5897
Reference Desk: (563) 884-5896
Interlibrary Loan: (563) 884-5641
Document Delivery: (563) 884-5896
Special Collections & Archives: (563) 884-5893
Library Director: (563) 884-5442

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About the Learning Resource Center

The caliber of a college's library is an important indicator of its intellectual strength. Palmer's West campus library is a dynamic, 14,000- square-foot learning center that has large windows and picturesque views of the South Bay area and nearby mountain ranges, and occupies nearly 15 percent of the campus. The Library houses 9,650 books and more than 12,000 periodicals. Its assets include nearly 1,000 video and audio tapes on chiropractic history, practice management, and patient care procedures as well as a journal center that subscribes to more than 300 magazines, trade publications, and chiropractic association newsletters from around the world. The newly installed on-line patron computer station provides Library visitors immediate status regarding the availability of a journal, book or video.


Library Hours

Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Palmer College of Chiropractic Libraries has subscribed to the Natural Standard Database

Natural Standard Database is linked on each Campus Library’s Core Resources page. Natural Standard Database provides evidence-based information on dietary supplements (including herbs, vitamins, and minerals), functional foods, diets, complementary practices (modalities), exercises, and medical conditions. Natural Standard Database is composed of six databases: Herbs & Supplements; Health & Wellness; Comparative Effectiveness; Medical Conditions; Brand Names and Interactions.

In addition, Natural Standard Database contains

  • links for news information on recent recalls for food or supplements or studies appropriate to the database
  • a Blog with helpful information
  • a audio podcast feature on a number of topics
  • an integrative medicine dictionary of terms
  • a nutrition database giving the nutritional values of many products
  • a continuing education module based on complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) evidence-based reviews

As a service to all its users, it has an interactive Demo link for a basic tutorial. If you have either questions about or problems linking to Natural Standard Database, please contact Collection Management Librarian Phyllis Harvey on the Davenport campus.

Other West Campus Library resources include:

  • an archive collection of nearly 700 historical artifacts and documents;
  • skeletons, spines and anatomical models;
  • a histology room, with 18 caramates for students to view histology slides;
  • a newly remodeled X-ray room, where students can participate in individual or group study of various radiological images;
  • a student computer lab, with two dozen computers programmed for personal study of basic and clinical science subjects;
  • a CD-ROM computer with Medline and the Medical Interactive computer system with patient case studies and more than 40,000 images from the American College of Radiology learning library
  • discussion rooms equipped with video and TV monitors for individual or group studying.


The Palmer's West campus Library maintains professional relationships with the Medical Library Association; CLIBCON (the Chiropractic Library Consortium); and the Northern California Medical Library Group (NCMLG). Membership in the NCMLG facilitates inter-library exchanges of books and related materials between Palmer West and local hospital libraries, to which students have access privileges.

Contact Information


Name (e-mail) Position Phone 
Wendy Kubow 
Library Supervisor(408) 944-6140
Circulation DeskCirculation Desk(408) 944-6140


About Palmer's Florida Campus Library

The Palmer's Florida Campus Library serves as an information resource for the students, faculty and staff of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus. PFCL serves as a resource for the general and chiropractic communities of Port Orange, Daytona Beach and the Central Florida area. 


Palmer's Florida Campus Library
Palmer College of Chiropractic, Florida Campus
4777 City Center Parkway
Port Orange, FL 32129-4153

*PFL hours of 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. the two Saturdays prior to Finals week.
2012 Library Hours Service Calendar

PFCL Location Service Points 

The Palmer Florida Library service venues are located in the Library on the first floor of Academic Building Two on campus located at 4777 City Center Parkway. These service points include:

  • Reference Desk
  • Reference Collection
  • Circulation Desk & Inter-Library Loan Office
  • Circulating Collection
  • Current Journal
  • Bound Journal
  • Reserve materials
  • Audio-Visual Collection
  • Recreational, Leisure & Newspapers
  • Photocopier & print stations

If you need assistance finding materials, please inquire at any of the service desks in the library. Additional service changes are being reviewed for implementation in the next few months.

Contact Information

Name (e-mail) Position Phone 
Daniel Wright 
Information and Instruction Librarian(386) 763-2671
Deidre Wright 
Supervising Library Assistant/Librarian(386) 763-2674
Patricia Lattimore 
Technical Library Assistant/Acquisitions(386) 763-2673
Kerry Dunham 
Library Assistant/Periodicals(386) 763-2672
Terrance Watson 
Library Assistant/Interlibrary Loan(386) 763-2670
Anna LaMontagne 
Library Assistant(386) 763-2670
Circulation DeskCirculation Desk(386) 763-2670