The Galter Health Sciences Library’s mission is to support the research, education, and patient care activities of the Feinberg School of Medicine and McGaw Medical Center institutions. The library provides services and resources to meet the needs of the faculty, residents, students, and staff.
- Location: 303 East Chicago Avenue, Ward Building, 1st Floor.
- Students must have their WildCARD ID, as the library is not open to the public.
- Student WildCARD or library-issued bar code can be used to check out books and journals.
- Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8am - 11pm; Friday, 8am - 9pm; Saturday: 10am - 6pm; Sunday: 1pm - 9pm. Changes is this schedule are posted in advance. Extended hours study space access is available.
Galter Health Sciences Library Resources
- Access to over 8,600 electronic journals, over 200,000 print volumes, and 121 on-line databases, including MEDLINE, PsycINFO, Clinical Pharmacology, the New England Journal of Medicine, etc.
- High-speed Ethernet-wired carrels and study bars, and high-speed wireless throughout the facility
- Individually-customizable web portal, in which students can personalize their profiles, access on-line resources and searches, register for library classes, request Interlibrary Loans, and organize it all within their virtual personal file cabinet.
- 11 reservable conference rooms available for curriculum-related group use, including 5 collaboration conference rooms that contain extended technology (e.g., plasma screen tvs, whiteboard CopyCam system). Each seats 8-10 people, and contains one or two whiteboards, a light box for viewing X-rays, and a projection screen.
- Multiple Library Teaching Spaces (LTS), includuing the Barnes Learning Resources Center (LRC), containing 23 Windows-based computers with seating for 46 people, TurningPoint student response system, and LCD projection capabilities.
- Borrowing privileges that extend to anatomical models, laptops, computer peripherals, mobile monitor carts, LCD projectors, and more
- Designated collaborative, quiet, and silent zones for group and individual study throughout
- Dollie’s Corner, the library’s leisure reading room, features a collection of current fiction, nonfiction, magazines, and newspapers. This room honors the library’s benefactor, Dollie Galter, who believed students need a place to relax and break away from their serious studies. Dollie's Corner has a wireless access point for connecting to the network.