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Purpose: The present study was performed with aim to survey bibliotherapy in hospital libraries of Iran based on SWOT model.

Methods / Approach: The current applied research has been conducted through a survey method. The statistical population of the study consisted of 30 librarians and managers of 14 hospital libraries in Iran. The research tool was a researcher-made questionnaire consisting of 7 dimensions and 80 questions. Its validity was confirmed by experts and its reliability was confirmed by Cronbach's alpha coefficient.

Results: Hospital libraries of Mashhad had strength in 19 components and had basic weakness in 31 components. Also, the most important opportunities for hospital libraries were: the presence of new advances in the field of information technology, the impact of increased numer of educated people and the level of community literacy on bibliotherapy, the presence of young and specialized staff in the country; and the most important threats were: an increase in the inflation rate of the community, no attention of the Ministry of Health officials to book and bibliotherapy. Conclusion: Although the value and position of bibliotherapy are obvious to librarians, but the existing problems have caused that bibliotherapy was not be able to get the required place in the planning of libraries.



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