Student Life

Library & Learning Resources

As a student at the MGH Institute of Health Professions, you have exclusive access to the same health care and medical information used by doctors and medical students at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. MGH Institute Director of the Library and Instructional Design Jessica Bell, and Reference Librarian Amanda Tarbet are available to help you in your research needs.

After Hours Help Desk at the Institute: Stationed in the 4th floor student lounge, a graduate assistant is available to help with course reserves, finding an article if the librarian is not available, etc. Stop by or call (617) 726-3172. The GA is available Sundays 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

The Office of Information Technology has staff available for computer issues and course reserves. Submit a ticket to the IHP Help Ticket System for quickest response. The IT Help Line is manned by the Institute IT staff Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m., and Saturday 8:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m.  You may also call the IT Help Line at (617) 724-7910 or email them at

Treadwell Library

The Treadwell Library at Massachusetts General Hospital is the Institute's library. Through the Treadwell you have access to:

  • More than 45 online databases for article searches and health information;
  • More than 1200 online journals;
  • Borrowing privileges for the collection of circulating books, including access to over 400 eBooks;
  • RefWorks, the online bibliographic management application;
  • Regularly scheduled training classes;
  • Expert literature searches; and
  • Interlibrary Loan services.

Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street, Bartlett Hall Ext. 1
(617) 726-8600
(617) 726-6784 Fax

Monday - Thursday:  7:00am - 8:00pm
Fridays:  7:00am - 7:00pm
Closed: weekends, holidays

Other Resources

You also have access the following online resources:

  • Writing and Citation Guides: links to style guide references
  • Countway Library of Medicine is the library for Harvard Medical School. Your MGH Institute student ID gives you access to the building and use of its materials, both electronic and paper. Visit their web site for hours and directions.
  • Boston Public Library has many pertinent collections to our education, including online access to its electronic databases. You need a Massachusetts address to request a borrowing card and sign up for an eCard.
  • WorldCat lets you search library catalogs from across the country and around the globe simultaneously.

Most academic libraries are open to the public and will allow you to use their materials at their facility.

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