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Schedule a consultation with our Librarians either virtually or in person. Booking an appointment is fast and easy, simply click on the "book a consultation" button and get system reminders of your appointment. All appointments can be canceled by referencing your confirmation email.

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Borrowing Materials

Borrowing Materials

  • Check out and return materials using the self-checkout station by the exit.
  • IHP and Partners affiliates may borrow materials.
  • The library is self serve but librarians are available to help you find what you need.
  • Community members who are not Partners affiliated may borrow resources from the Community Health Library but need to make an appointment with a librarian.
  • Course reserves are only accessible with the help of library staff.

Resources & Services

The library collection is completely virtual with the exceptions of our Community Health Collection and Course Reserves, which are both located on the 4th Floor of Building 38. The 4th floor is accessible by ID badge. 

The Commons has 9,000 square feet where students can study and learn in an interprofessional environment, featuring a room for quiet study and a collaborative space for group learning.

Access to thousands of electronic journals and books and a community health collection that includes anatomical models and patient education materials.

Hours of Operation Librarians' Hours Librarians' On-Campus Hours
  • Mon-Thu: 7am to 10pm
  • Fri: 7am to 10pm
  • Sat: 8am to 10pm
  • Sun: 10am to 10pm
  • Mon: 8am to 5pm
  • Tue-Thu: 8am to 9pm
  • Fri: 8am to 5pm
  • Mon: 8am to 4:30pm
  • Tue-Wed: 8am to 5pm
  • Thu: 8:30am to 5pm 


Our Staff

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Director of Library Library

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Reference Librarian for Instruction Library

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Reference Librarian for Outreach and Engagement Library

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Virtual Tour: Bellack Library

The Library and Study Commons features a room for quiet study, and a collaborative space for group learning. The library collection includes access to thousands of electronic journals and books, and a community health collection that includes anatomical models and patient education materials.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Library

Policies and Other Libraries

Countway Library

Countway Library at Harvard Medical School is open to all visitors with a government issued ID on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm. While on site, visitors can access the library's databases and subscriptions. For the complete policy, please visit the Who Can Use Countway? page.

Anyone who is registered with the library as a Research Assistant to Harvard Medical School faculty may access Countway's online subscriptions. Library Proxy Accounts.

More Libraries

Consider your public library to study closer to home. Some libraries at other colleges and universities may welcome guests. Check with the library you want to visit before going. Ask about their visitor policy.