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How to Obtain a Library Barcode

Use of the Library‚Äôs electronic resources is limited to NYMC faculty, employees, students, residents, and fellows.  Any unauthorized usage results in a violation of Library privileges. 

A NYMC Library barcode may be obtained in two different ways:
  l In person at the Health Sciences Library.
l By mail.

Obtaining a barcode In Person at the Health Sciences Library:
l An NYMC ID or NYMC Affiliates ID is required.
l Status will be verified.
l Fellow or Resident must fill out an application form. Form must be signed by the Department Chairman or Program Director.*
l Fillable Forms may be filled out on your computer. Please see our instructions regarding this form.
l Residents must be verified on AAMC GME Track Database.
l Please note: due to licensing requirements Alumni are not permitted access to the databases.
* If Chairman or Program Director submits a signed list of current residents, individual forms do not require a signature.

Obtaining a barcode by mail:
  All requests for a barcode not made in person at the Library must be made using the "Application for Borrowing Privileges at Health Sciences Library of New York Medical College."  This form may be obtained by:
l Or, by downloading this form (which may be filled out on your computer): See instructions
l Return the application form by fax or mail:
  Fax:  914-594-3171
Mail:   New York Medical College
Health Sciences Library
Basic Sciences Building
15 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
l The application will be processed, and the barcode, along with it's 14 digit number, will be mailed to you.  Information on how to activate the number will be included.
For more information about this procedure, please call 914-594-4200, -4210

Security Concerns:
Completed forms are to be faxed or mailed to insure the security of their content.  Forms are not accepted via e-mail.  Once the information is entered into the computer, the forms are destroyed.  Data that is used to access the Library's resources from off campus--your Barcode Number and your Social Security Number--is encrypted for your protection.
Instructions: To further improve customer service, Library patrons use forms are provided in a format that can be filled out on your computer.

This fillable form will enable you to fill out the form, and print it out - all on your local computer. You must print out the form and mail/fax it to the Health Sciences Library for the barcode. 

In order to make use of all of the features of our fillable forms, you should use recent version of Adobe Reader. You may download a copy of Adobe Reader from Adobe.

DCunningham 07/30/10

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