The Chinese General Hospital College of Nursing and Liberal Arts (CGHCNLA), was founded in 1921 as the Chinese General Hospital School of Nursing (CGHSN). The Idea was conceived by Dr. Jose Tee Han Kee, the Director of the Chinese General Hospital and Medical Center (CGHMC). With him were three physicians who organized the training school. Having been impressed with their work, Dr. Tee Han Kee requested the sisters of the Immaculate Conception who were based in Hongkong and Canton to help in starting the school. The first batch of five sisters arrived in August, 1921. Mrs. Praxedes Co Tui, a registered nurse from the Philippine General Hospital was appointed as Chief Nurse and Principal of School of Nursing. Abreast with the increasing demand for other health care services to meet global health care needs, CGHCNLA changed its name in May 25, 2011 to Chinese General Hospital Colleges (CGHC) extending its curricular offerings to include courses like Medical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology), Midwifery, Psychology, Radiologic Technology, among others, effective Academic Year 2012-2013.


The Library Department is committed in supporting the core values and vision of the Chinese General Hospital Colleges in creating avenues for a holistic and disciplined development of its learners. At the same time, the Library Department is committed with the vision of CGHC in providing workplace relevant competencies and mastery of learning abilities by making CGHC graduates proficient and innovative health care providers.


The mission of the Chinese General Hospital Colleges Library Department is to provide comprehensive resources and services in support of learning of its student users. At the same time the Library Department assists CGHC in providing new information for its teachers and sufficient resources for its researchers. To further fulfill this mission, the library is also committed to:

• Create a spacious, bright and well ventilated environment for studying, learning and research
• Provide quality-enhanced services that meet the research needs of its clients with approachable staff to cater to researcher’s needs
• Build collections and create tools that support and further develop a pattern of life long learning, research and teaching
• Collaborate with other school libraries to enrich learning and research
• Provide clients the opportunity for personal growth with the use of information technology

Aydee Gaoaen
3rd Floor, Main Building
7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Monday- Friday)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Saturday)
8711-0075 local 130