Virginia Funkhouser Health Sciences Library

The Virginia Funkhouser Health Sciences Library strives to ensure that patients, their families and the communities served by Sentara RMH have access to the resources they need to make informed choices about their health care. We also seek to support the delivery of quality patient care by providing comprehensive library services to the medical community.


The Virginia Funkhouser Health Sciences Library is affiliated with the biomedical information network, providing access to local, state, regional and national resource libraries. We are a member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine and offer full library information services.

Resources Available

  • Books
  • Audiovisuals
  • Medical journals
  • Pamphlets
  • Magazines and newsletters
  • Anatomical models
  • Internet access

Book Loaning Policy

Circulating books and audiovisual materials are available to be checked out. Reference books, magazines and journals must be used in the library. You are welcome to take any of the pamphlets or fact sheets of interest with you.

Upon your request we will gladly send information to those unable to visit the library.

Points to Remember

  • Circulating books may be checked out for a 3-week period
  • You may renew checked-out materials by phone

Special Collections

The Patient/Family section offers a children’s grief collection, donated by the local chapter of The Compassionate Friends support group. These books help children understand and cope with death or loss.


The library and its staff appreciate all the support it receives. If you have publications you are no longer using, please know that we gladly accept donations of recent journals and books.


The Virginia Funkhouser Health Sciences Library is conveniently located on the first floor of Sentara RMH Medical Center between the main lobby and the Hahn Cancer Center.

Library Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Contact Information
Phone: 540-689-1777
Fax: 540-689-1770

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