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The Health Sciences Library (HSL) of New York Medical College (NYMC) is located in the Basic Sciences Building on the Valhalla, New York campus. A branch Media Library is located in the School of Health Sciences and Practice building.


Your library barcode acts as your library card. It serves as proof that you are a registered user of the NYMC Library. It is a sticker and should be appended to your NYMC or hospital ID card as appropriate. The barcode itself is used for checking out physical library materials and to authenticate your access electronic or remote.


All NYMC users are expected to show the appropriate ID and to follow all Library policies and procedures. Acceptance of a barcode assumes users understand and accept the terms of use including: timely return of materials, payment of fines and fees, appropriate use of electronic resources, and adherence to the HSL copyright policy. Privileges are not transferrable and may be suspended due to misuse, illegal use or other action deemed unprofessional or unethical per the NYMC honor code and the Provost, Dean or Associate Dean/Director of the Library.

The HSL is not open to the general public. Individuals may arrange for onsite access and/or borrowing through special memberships or via a METRO card (for specific titles only) from your local library. As a designated Resource Library in the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) and OCLC, the HSL provides fee-based document delivery services via fax, electronic and regular mail. Please contact the library at 914 594 4200 for more information.


I. FULL PRIVILEGES: Includes onsite, circulation, remote access, electronic and borrowing privileges.* Eligible users are defined as follows:

Faculty Eligible if included on the current faculty listings provided by the Deans’ offices in the School of Medicine, the School of Basic Medical Sciences and/or the School of Health Sciences and Practice or designated on PeopleSoft. All adjunct or voluntary faculty must be verified by the appropriate dean’s office and/ or by the director of the HSL.
Employee Eligible if employed by NYMC, wearing a blue NYMC ID card, and can be verified by NYMC Human Resources or PeopleSoft, the NYMC administrative system.
Student Eligible if identified by a maroon NYMC ID, PeopleSoft, or verified by the Registrars’ listing, cancelled check or current receipt.
Resident/Fellow Eligible if the trainee is in a NYMC sponsored Graduate Medical Education (GME) program and is listed in the AAMC GMETrack database. All residents/fellows must have both an authorized program director’s signature and a NYMC account number as part of their registration information.
Preceptor Eligible if included on a master list provided by the Center for Primary Care Education and Research, School of Health Sciences and Practice or Family Medicine department on an annual, academic year basis (July-June).
Other Eligible on a short-term, temporary basis pending approval of the Associate Dean/Director of the Library.
*NOTE: Use of Library's electronic resources requires Library Barcode
II. ACCESS PRIVILEGES: Includes onsite use of library and non-electronic materials
NYMC Alumni Eligible if graduated from any of the Schools of NYMC if verifiable by current Alumni Association membership card, by Alumni Association offices or by the Registrar's Office.
Special Members  Eligibility based on type and terms of membership. Special members may not use licensed databases remotely or check out journal volumes/issues.
Other METRO card access via yellow cards can be arranged from library to library.

Updated 11/03/2016 by M. Ascher

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